Vladimir Putin’s dog got a spell in the limelight when she was brought into a media interview.
Yume, a large Akita breed, barked as she met Japanese journalists in Moscow.
Putin, who was given Yume by Japan’s Akita Prefecture in 2012, made the move ahead of a visit to the Asian island nation this week.
Giant wave in European waters ‘breaks world record’
A huge 19 metre-high wave has made a splash among weather experts after it was claimed as the biggest-ever recorded by a buoy.
The giant wave (similar but bigger than the once pictured) was registered in waters between the UK and Iceland on February 4, 2013, according to the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), who have only now published information about the record-breaker.
It was recorded around 6 am amid strong winds of around 81.1 kph
The WMO says it beat the previous record, also set in the North Atlantic, of 18.2-metres, on December 8, 2007.
The record-breaking wave was recorded at approximately 59° N, 11° W, says WMO.
That’s amore – why marrying Italians may stop promising to be faithful
Marrying couples in Italy may stop vowing to be faithful, if a new bill is approved, reports The Local Italy.
The change to Italy’s civil code would take out the word ‘fidelity’ from marriage contracts.
Supporters of the bill say promising not to cheat is outdated.
The bill is currently with the Italian Senate’s judiciary committee.
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