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A good day for:

Etiquette, with the start of National Courtesy Month in Singapore. The Courtesy Council has commissioned academics to rule on such matters as the acceptability of belching and spitting at meal times.

A bad day for:

Bears, following what has been described as the first two-victim fatal bear attack in Alaska, which led to the death of a man and a woman. "We'll try to dispatch the bear," said a Chugach State Park official, "and we'll make reasonably sure it's the same bear."