Good Day for punishment, as Giuseppe Calascibetta, 46, who is on trial in Italy for the murder in 1992 of an anti-Mafia judge, finally cracked under the strain of monotonous prison food. "We've had enough of mortadella," he shouted from behind bars in the high-security courtroom. "We can't take it any more." Mortadella is a type of processed sausage, fed to prisoners in a sandwich every evening. "The lucky ones get a slice of ham," commented Calascibetta.

Bad Day for crime, as nine-year-old Jeremy Anderson was taken by police from his school in Las Vegas and charged with malicious destruction of property valued at more than $5,000. His alleged crime had been to write his name in wet cement after being invited to do so by a builder at the site.