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A good day for:

Dutch home-owners, with the news that Rotterdam police have begun taking earprints of criminals. Burglars who confound conventional methods of forensic science by wearing hats and gloves often leave incriminating earprints when listening at doors and windows, a spokesman explained.

A bad day for:

Tongan whales, which are seen as the key to future sporting success by Tasi Afeaka, a Tongan based in Japan. He has requested permission to fish for whales in Tongan waters to provide protein for sportsmen and enable local Tongans to grow strong and emulate the feats of expatriates such as Jonah Lomu.