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Clare Spencer | 14:33 UK time, Tuesday, 18 January 2011

A look at the stories ranking highly on various news sites.

Proving popular with Telegraph readers is news that a cat has been summoned to do jury service, even after his owners told the court he was "unable to speak and understand English". The mix-up appears to have occurred after Sal's owners in Boston included him in the last census.

The Independent's most read world story claims Tunisia's ex-president's wife fled the country with $60m in gold bullion. The article adds that Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali's daughters, along with a pet tiger, arrived in Disneyland, near Paris, to seek asylum.

The Mirror's most recommended story says police in Cheshire are hunting a man suspected of infecting partners with HIV. Anyone who knowingly infects another person with the virus can be charged with GBH.

The Queen is "livid" with Prince William's wedding plans, according to one of the Huffington Post's most popular stories. The article claims that she is displeased with his proposal that the lunch before the ceremony will be a buffet, instead of a sit-down meal for 130 guests.

In honour of Martin Luther King day the Daily Beast ranks the most tolerant states in the US. Coming out on top for low hate crime and gay rights, among other criteria, is Wisconsin. Nevada is ranked number 20.

The Economist's most popular story says China's foreign policy is both dangerous and counter-productive. It argues that the recent additions to the country's armoury, an anti-ship missile and a stealth fighter jet, are likely to alarm neighbours.

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