A good day for:

Ruby, the elephant whose paintings, performed with a trunk-held brush, have raised about pounds 300,000 for the zoo in Phoenix, Alabama. She is taking an 18-month break from art to visit Sneezy, a male elephant in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Ruby's keepers hope she will return pregnant.

A bad day for:

Hong Kong policemen, some of whom have allegedly been posing for photographs, naked apart from their cap or belt. The pictures, according to a local report, would be "shown to rich women wanting to pay policemen for sex".