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Coffee breaks don't count as work, a court in Italy has ruled – despite espresso being so ingrained in the country's work culture. After a 10-year legal battle, Italy's Supreme Court has ruled that a woman who broke her wrist during her coffee break did not suffer a workplace accident.

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A train driver is suing his employer after it docked 28p from his wages because his train was late by a single minute. West Japan Railway Company said a strict “no work, no pay” principle applies to the incident from June last year.

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A brothel is playing its part in the fight against Covid-19 by opening a vaccination clinic and offering punters a free session in exchange for a shot. Fun Palast in Vienna said those who come for a jab will receive a €40 voucher, enough to spend 30 minutes in its "sex-star sauna club", CNN rep

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A woman who claimed to have forgotten about her divorce has narrowly avoided jail after trying to claim her late ex-husband's estate. Bernadette O'Loughlin, 56, pleaded guilty at Letterkenny Circuit Court to using a form to get letters of administration to Keith O'Loughlin's estate, despite divorcin

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Rock and roll star Tina Turner has launched legal proceedings against a tribute act who she claims looks too much like her. Lawyers for the 81-year-old star say concertgoers could be misled by posters for Simply the Best – The Tina Turner Story because its star looks so much like the real deal

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Wild hamsters who terrorise the dead have won a stay of execution from sympathetic judges. The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has ruled that wild hamster burrows in one of Vienna's oldest cemeteries cannot be destroyed, even if they are empty.

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A former art museum boss has gone on trial for allegedly spending millions of euros in public funds to buy works of art she knew to be fake. Consuelo Císcar, the 76-year-old former director of Spain's Valencia Institute of Modern Art (Ivam), has been charged with perverting the course of just

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A man has accused two companies of discriminating against him on the basis of his support for Rangers FC. Scottish man Edward McClung described his football loyalty as a "philosophical belief" in what is believed to be a first-of-its-kind employment tribunal case, The Telegraph reports.

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A desk-based soldier's weight was fair game in a performance review, a court in Italy has ruled. A regional court in Tuscany dismissed a complaint brought by a soldier working as an accountant for the logistics regiment of a paratroopers brigade in Pisa.

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Luxembourg's prime minister plagiarised all but two pages of his master's thesis in public law and political science, a media investigation has alleged. Xavier Bettel has admitted his thesis "could have – yes, maybe should have – been done differently" and has said he will "naturally acc

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A woman is suing Kellogg's for $5 million, alleging the company's strawberry Pop-Tarts contain very little strawberry. Filed earlier this month in the Southern District of New York, the suit is the latest in a series of class actions against Kellogg Sales.

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Hippos introduced to Colombia by drug kingpin Pablo Escobar have been recognised in the US as people with legal rights as part of a bid to save their lives. A district court judge in Cincinnati approved a request from the American Legal Defence Fund (ALDF) to recognise the hippos as "interested pers

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A group of schoolkids are suing their local schools over an allegedly discriminatory dress code requiring boys to have short hair. Seven pupils in Magnolia, Texas have launched a lawsuit against their school district with support from the American Civil Liberties Union of Texas.

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One of the oldest beauty pageants in the world is being sued over allegations that it is breaking employment laws by judging applicants on their looks. Feminist organisation Osez le Féminisme has launched the lawsuit against the producers of the 101-year-old Miss France pageant, Insider repor

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A freezer containing 235 dormice to be eaten by the Mafia was discovered by police at a farm in Italy. The discovery at the site in Delianuova in Calabria, home to the ‘Ndrangheta mafia, was made by officers as they seized 730 illegal marijuana plants.

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