Neck and neck

Two swans fight in the Abbotsbury swannery in Dorset, the UK. The world famous swannery reopened for business on Saturday following a brush this winter with Avian Flu which claimed the lives of 80 swans.

Peking young interest

Students at Jilin Primary School in Changchun, Northeast China’s Jilin Province, learn Peking Opera on Tuesday. The students have being taking opera classes every Tuesday and Friday afternoon for a ...
Source: IC | 2017/3/22 17:48:39

Neck and neck

Two swans fight in the Abbotsbury swannery in Dorset, the UK. The world famous swannery reopened for business on Saturday following a brush this winter with Avian Flu which ...
Source: IC | 2017/3/22 17:48:39

Villager wins patent for armor design

A villager in Jiangxi Province was recently awarded a design patent for a suit of armor he created from using more than 8,000 copper coins.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/22 17:43:40

Japan’s ‘oldest porn queen’ retires – at 80

After a decade of peeling off for X-rated movies, a Japanese porn actress famous for being the country's oldest has called it quits - at the ripe old age of ...
Source: AFP | 2017/3/22 17:43:39

Good luck coins prove fatal for Thai ‘piggy bank’ turtle

A 25-year-old Thai sea turtle died from blood poisoning on Tuesday, never recovering from an operation to remove 915 coins from her stomach, thrown into her pool for good luck, ...
Source: Reuters | 2017/3/22 17:43:39

Michigan college student’s dating resume goes viral

A Michigan State University student has received dozens of phone calls after creating and sharing a dating resume.
Source: AP | 2017/3/22 17:43:39

That’s not grandad! Corpse mix-up in Austria

The grieving family just wanted to see the body one last time before his cremation. But peeking into the coffin for the final farewell they got a shock: it was ...
Source: AFP | 2017/3/22 17:38:39

Star of the show

An auction house employee poses with ‘The Pink Star’ diamond at Sotheby’s in London, Britain on Monday. The Pink Star is the largest internally flawless pink diamond ever graded. It ...
Source: IC | 2017/3/21 19:38:39

Finless whale carcass found in Shanghai harbor

The carcass of a 20-meter-long whale was discovered floating in a Shanghai harbor, which authorities say bears evidence a fin had been sawed off.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/21 19:38:39

Man welded into building for ‘9 days’

A Guangzhou Province renter turned squatter said he survived more than a week without food or water in a building after his former landlord welded him inside.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/21 19:33:39

All commuters hail Beijing’s unofficial ferryman

Rising housing prices are driving more working Beijingers farther into the outskirts.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/21 19:33:39

Bone surgery for El Salvador’s last male jaguar

Veterinarians in an El Salvador zoo carried out an operation Monday to clean up a bone infection in the country's last male jaguar, an 18-year-old named Greco.
Source: AFP | 2017/3/21 19:28:39

Study identifies particularly French form of misery

Are you pessimistic about the future, gloomy about globalization and suspicious of political institutions?
Source: AFP | 2017/3/21 19:28:39

Chinese fantasy novels help American kick cocaine habit

A young American kicked his cocaine habit after reading translations of Chinese fantasy novels online.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/21 18:48:47

Hoping for luck

A kindergarten student in Handan, North China’s Hebei Province displays painted eggs that read “Spring Equinox,” which fell on Monday this year. In China, it is said that the egg ...
Source: CFP | 2017/3/20 21:53:39

Caped kitty

A ‘British Shorthair’ cat is presented in costume during a cat exhibition in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, on Sunday. Cat breeders and owners from Kyrgyzstan gathered in Bishkek to present their pets. ...
Source: IC | 2017/3/20 20:08:39

Office games

People compete in the Office Chair Race in Pingdong county, Taiwan on Sunday. A total of 60 companies and 180 employees participated in the race. Employees from a Japanese transport ...
Source: IC | 2017/3/20 20:08:39

Banker stops scam after street chase

A South China bank branch manager had to chase a customer through the streets Thursday to prevent her from losing any more cash in a long-running scam.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/20 20:03:39