Appearances count: About 1,400 workers at the Superior Justice Tribunal, Brazil's highest court for non-constitutional matters, have received their first Monthly Appearance Allowance of between $1,100 and $1,700 - a newly instituted bonus for looking professional.
Lost cat: Firemen in Mexico city used lassos to capture a baby lion which had been found hiding under a car. "This rescue was very unusual," explained Israel Mendoza Sanchez, of the central fire service. "We usually only get calls for escaped birds. We took it to a circus but they said they didn't have any lions, so we took it to the Chapultepec Zoo instead. Maybe it was someone's pet."Reuse content