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Italy police recover stolen painting; museum unaware of theft

A 500-year-old painting, stolen from a Naples' church museum, has been discovered in an apartment on the outskirts of the southern Italian city, police said.

January 20, 2021

Austria postal service prints 'corona stamp' on toilet paper

The novelty item is printed on three-ply toilet paper, in reference to the hoarding that occurred earlier this year, an urge that has recently started rearing its head again.

October 24, 2020

Baby echidna escapes birds, falls into care of Australian zoo

A lucky echidna puggle, or baby spiny anteater, that survived an attack by birds and fell from a tree is taking its first steps as zoo keepers in Australia hand-feed the young mammal.

October 22, 2020

The name's Bond, seriously: Polish archives throw up namesake

According to the archives, James Bond went to Poland on Feb 18, 1964 and was officially employed as an archivist for the British Embassy Military Attache.

September 24, 2020