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Nonagenarian travels to Antarctic with deceased wife's photo, fulfills her last wish


To fulfill his deceased wife's final wish, a 90-year-old man from East China traveled with his wife's photograph and his son to Antarctic, the seventh continent he has visited.

Loyal dog reluctant to let bride leave

A bridegroom in Central China, who had come to collect his bride from her home on their wedding day, faced a double challenge when the family dog attempted to prevent ...
Source: Global Times | 2019/3/20 17:38:40

Man detained for faking custody agreement

A court in South China's Guangdong Province detained a man 10 days after he tried to win custody of his son by having a friend pose in court as the ...
Source: Global Times | 2019/3/20 17:28:22

Short walks can lower risk of death

A brisk stroll once or twice a week is enough to reduce the risk of dying from heart attack, stroke or cancer, according to a statistical study released Tuesday.
Source: AFP | 2019/3/20 17:18:41

Detectives hide behind fake wall to nab pro-Trump graffiti artist

President Donald Trump has struggled to convince lawmakers the US needs a wall along its southern border. But in New York, police heeded his advice to catch a pro-Trump graffiti ...
Source: AFP | 2019/3/20 17:18:40

A fading era

A man uses an old style scale to weigh bottles before filling them up with freshly ground sesame paste in Beijing. The small shop opened in 1956 and continues to ...
Source: VCG | 2019/3/20 17:13:41

Character master

Zhang Xicai, who loves calligraphy, shows off 152 brochures containing China's four classic novels he transcribed by hand. Zhang spent eight years on the project at his home in Jincheng, ...
Source: IC | 2019/3/20 17:08:40

Southwest China county police regret using childhood photos in 'wanted' poster

Police in a Southwest China county apologized on Wednesday after they used the childhood photos of criminal suspects in their wanted posters.
Source: Global Times | 2019/3/20 14:18:28

Blogger 'English useless' post starts war of words

A Chinese blogger's post "English for most Chinese is a rubbish skill" on Monday sparked a row on social media.
Source: Global Times | 2019/3/19 18:08:41

Man spends thousands to build kiln-like oven and roast entire cow

A man in Northwest China spent 30,000 yuan ($4,470) and three days building a rock kiln to roast the entire carcass of a cow, which he then invited dozens of ...
Source: Global Times | 2019/3/19 18:03:41

Entrepreneurs brave Baltic ice to pitch for cash

How far would you go to win 10,000 euros ($11,300)?
Source: AFP | 2019/3/19 18:03:40

Ex-Peru president Toledo briefly jailed for public intoxication

Former Peruvian president Alejandro Toledo, who is facing extradition from the United States over corruption charges, was briefly jailed for public intoxication after getting drunk in a restaurant in the ...
Source: AFP | 2019/3/19 17:58:41

Not over water

An enclosed walkway between two buildings is built in the traditional style of a bridge that normally crosses a river in Guilin, South China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region. Photo: IC
Source: IC | 2019/3/19 17:58:40

Tea talk

Teahouse proprietor and author, An Ke offers free tea service in exchange for a visitor's interesting personal story, which gives her inspiration for her novels. She opened her teahouse seven ...
Source: IC | 2019/3/19 17:53:40

Robot driving coaches 'nicer' than real ones

Students at a driving school in Zhenjiang, East China's Jiangsu Province say newly installed robotic coaches have eliminated some of the stress they experienced when practicing with a human coach.
Source: Global Times | 2019/3/18 18:13:23

Woman almost kills herself trying to stay healthy with fruit concoction

A woman in Central China who thought she could more fully absorb the nutrients in fresh fruit almost died after injected juice directly into a vein.
Source: Global Times | 2019/3/18 18:13:15

After being tossed overboard, German yachtsman inflates jeans to survive 3 hours in sea

Knocked overboard in rough seas off New Zealand, a German yachtsman credited his jeans with saving his life after fashioning them into a make-shift life jacket that kept him afloat ...
Source: Reuters | 2019/3/18 17:58:40

Jason Wu tops most handsome list

Chinese actor Jason Wu has been crowned the most handsome man in Asia while Chinese actor Hu Ge, Chinese singer Kris Wu and Jackson Wang ranked in the top ten, ...
Source: Global Times | 2019/3/18 17:58:40

US taxpayers must return millions after mistaken refunds

Taxpayers in the US state of Louisiana got an unexpected windfall when a computer error issued their tax refunds a second time, local media reported on Saturday.
Source: AFP | 2019/3/18 17:58:39