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Good Day for Buddhist monks, as the Intermediate People's Court in the Chinese city of Zhengzhou ordered the Luohe Canned Food Factory to apologise and pay pounds 400 compensation to the Shaolin temple for a 1993 television advert that showed Buddhist monks using kung fu skills on cans of pork. The vegetarian monks had objected to their images being used to sell pork and sausages.

Bad Day for Egyptian sanitary workers, who spent a fruitless hour sifting through the toilet tank of an EgyptAir Airbus after an Australian passenger on a Sydney-Cairo flight told the pilot that she had dropped a diamond ring worth pounds 50,000 down the toilet. When the plane landed, sanitary workers tipped the toilet detritus out onto a nearby patch of desert but failed to find the ring.

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