Good Day for Claudia Schiffer, who told a news conference in Peru that she was excited by the idea of being cloned. She said she would like to have two clones "so that I can have more time for myself".

Bad Day for romance, as a survey in Singapore placed marriage only fourth among graduates and fifth among non-graduates when they were asked to list their priorities over the next five years. The survey also found that 48 per cent of women would rather stay single than lower their expectations or seek the help of a matchmaker.

Dangerous Day for self-defence, as a 70-year-old Moldovan woman was detained by police for having a hand grenade "for self-defence" in her shopping basket. She had bought it from a passer-by for a bottle of home- made alcohol.