yesterday was...

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a good day for:

Maria Naumovna, a retired Russian librarian who announced that she is close to her ambition of earning $100,000.

Ms Naumovna works as a "human safe", hiding things in a complex network of secret places for clients who fear thieves and do not trust banks. Explaining her late career change, she said: "One must live an interesting life and eat well."

a bad day for:

"Lyudmila S.", a Ukrainian woman who attempted to steal 25 cut stones from a diamond factory by swallowing them. Police held her on the factory grounds for four days and nights until the diamonds were recovered "by completely natural methods". The security chief at the factory said it was the first such incident at his plant and was "unique for all of Ukraine".

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