French daily Liberation has a great story on Zanibook - a kind of Facebook for animals. You can put all the usual details on a pet's profile - sex, age, colour of your fur, likes and dislikes - and animals can "friend" others. It's already a phenomenal success with well over 20,000 members.
Bangkok Post (Thailand)
The Dalai Lama, Tibet's spiritual leader in exile, is getting a bit long in the tooth, so thoughts are turning to who might be the public voice for the next generation of Tibetans in their struggle against Chinese rule. Thailand's Bangkok Post has a story about who could fit the bill - the 23-year-old Karmapa Lama, who's the number three in Tibetan Buddhism.
New York Times (USA)
The global financial downturn continues to be a rich vein of stories, and there are two unusual ones in the New York Times. First, about what people are willing to do to make a buck. After being laid off last year, a frustrated university graduate has turned to building jellyfish aquariums, using new technology that helps them survive in captivity.
We've heard a lot about home foreclosures in recent months, but how about airplane foreclosures? In this story plane repo man Ken Hill says he's repossessing aircraft at a faster rate than ever. It seems owners just can't afford the purchase price and running costs.
The Guardian (UK)
Another side effect of the crisis is that some of the West's most bankable stars are heading east, according to an article in the British daily. Australian singer Kylie Minogue recently picked up more than 100,000 euros a day for a week's work in Mumbai on a big budget Indian movie, Blue. Other stars to descend on Bollywood recently include Will Smith, Sylvester Stallone, and Snoop Dogg.