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Good Day for guinea pigs, as geneticists from the University of Bari in Italy confirmed, in a paper in the science journal Nature that cavia porcellus, the common guinea pig, is not a member of the order Rodentia, (the rodents) but ought to have a new order of mammals all to itself.

Bad Day for Hong Kong harbour, as marine police alerted ships and swung into action when a bomb-like object, wrapped in plastic and sealed at both ends, was seen in the sea. It turned out to be a giant sausage. "I've never been called out for a sausage before," said a bomb disposal expert.