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Catfishing operation


Four people hold a 110-kilogram catfish they caught on the Segre River in Mequinenza, Spain. It took Peter Irwin (second from right) nearly an hour to pull the fish ashore.

After son's suicide, father seeks to help at-risk youth online

Losing a child to suicide is one of the worst traumas a parent can suffer. That's why after the death of his 21-year-old son in May, Hu Jianmin (pseudonym)set out ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/12 18:03:40

Champagne in space: Zero-G bottle lets tourists drink bubbly

Future space tourists may be able to toast the view from orbit with fine champagne, after designers came up with a high-tech bottle made for knocking back bubbly in zero ...
Source: AFP | 2018/9/12 17:43:40

Airline removes nuts after Sri Lanka president's rage

Sri Lanka's national airline said Wednesday it has stopped serving cashews after the country's president flew into a rage over nuts served to him on a flight to Colombo.
Source: AFP | 2018/9/12 17:43:40

Peak performer

A freestyle motocross rider performs a stunt with the Swiss Alps in the background during a show at the Bike Fest in Verbier, Switzerland on Saturday.
Source: IC | 2018/9/11 19:43:39

Trashy bash

Kindergarten teachers dance in costumes made from plastic waste and newspapers during an event in Changchun, Northeast China's Jilin Province on Sunday.
Source: IC | 2018/9/11 19:38:40

Back story

A participant in a tattoo competition shows off an elaborate back piece in Changchun, Northeast China's Jilin Province on Sunday. Photo: IC
Source: IC | 2018/9/10 18:18:40

Green eggs and hen

A villager holds his hen and its green-tinted eggs in Hanshan county, Anhui Province on Sunday. The villager surnamed Jia said the hen occasionally lays eggs with greenish shells. Photo: ...
Source: IC | 2018/9/10 18:18:40

Beijing court convicts man for abduction, forcing victim to perform as 'living statue'

A Beijing court has sentenced a man after he abducted and abused a man for five days, during which he forced him to perform as a living statue for tips ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/10 17:13:39

Weibo fashion celeb accused of assaulting pregnant woman

A Chinese internet celeb and her mother may face charges for allegedly assaulting a pregnant woman in a dispute over her pet dog.
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/10 17:08:40

SA's Soweto celebrates street snack

South Africa's kota is a tasty, inexpensive and uniquely homegrown street sandwich created out of the bitterness of apartheid and which still has a special place in the hearts of ...
Source: AFP | 2018/9/10 17:08:40

Thieves turn themselves in for 'stealing too much'

Two thieves gave themselves up to police last Wednesday out of fear they had stolen more than they could handle.
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/10 17:08:40

New York City subway station buried by 9/11 opens again

Just days before the anniversary of the September 11 attacks, trains are once again running through a New York City subway station buried when the Twin Towers fell 17 years ...
Source: AFP | 2018/9/10 17:08:39

It's raining shrimp

A fisherwoman dries shrimp using a net to sift them in Lianyungang, East China's Jiangsu Province on Sunday. Photo: IC
Source: IC | 2018/9/9 19:08:39

Chinese university makes Wi-Fi seekers solve equation for password

Sometimes getting on Wi-Fi can be a problem. But for students at an East China university, it literally is.
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/9 19:03:39

China zoo still searching for two rare cranes on the loose

Two nationally protected cranes have escaped from a Southwest China zoo, and employees are still trying to lure them back.
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/9 17:53:40

Two fired for making teens eat kitchen slop

Every year, the mandatory military training at schools and universities across China leaves a bad taste in student's mouths - but none more than high school freshmen in Shaanxi ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/9 17:53:40

Family hide as London Tube train passes over them

A mother and her child who fell onto the track on the London Underground narrowly avoided being hit by a train by hiding in a pit beneath the rails, police ...
Source: AFP | 2018/9/9 17:53:39

Roman gold coins discovered in Italian theater

Hundreds of ancient Roman gold coins have been discovered on the site of an old theater in Como in northern Italy, the Ministry of Culture said.
Source: AFP | 2018/9/9 17:48:39