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Students at Tianjin's Jiankai Middle School wear VR goggles as part of an anti-drug lecture on Wednesday. Photo: IC

Say hello to Sydney's new 'Ferry McFerryface'

In the grand tradition of Britain's Boaty McBoatface, Australian authorities are christening one of the ferries crossing Sydney's world famous harbor Ferry McFerryface, but some union workers aren't amused.
Source: Reuters | 2017/11/14 19:08:39

French woman 'faked kidnapping' to be with lover

A French court on Thursday handed a six-month suspended jail term to a woman who claimed to have been kidnapped - sparking a massive search - in order to be ...
Source: AFP | 2017/11/14 19:03:40

Smashing good wine

A tourist throws a bowl into a large pile of broken wine bowls on a snack street in Xi'an, Shaanxi Province on Sunday. Tourists at the stall spend 5 yuan ...
Source: VCG | 2017/11/14 19:03:39

This library stacks up

Visitors browse Tianjin Library in Tianjin, China. Holding a whopping 1.2 million books, the futuristic looking library was completed in 2009 and is 120,000 square meters, media reported Tuesday.
Source: IC | 2017/11/14 18:58:40

Dress made of 5,888 leaves seen in Guangdong

A model presents a dress made of leaves to promote environmental protection at the Shampoola scenic area in Fogang County of Qingyuan City, south China's Guangdong Province, Nov. 12, 2017. ...
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/14 14:39:00

Father suspected of stabbing his 3-year child dead in Finland

A man was suspected of stabbing his three-year-old child in a playground in Finland on Monday, leading to the death of the child.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/14 7:46:03

Luxury watch store robbed in downtown Copenhagen

A luxury watch store in one of Copenhagen's most prestigious department stores was robbed on Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/14 7:43:01

World's e-shopping trends revealed

The aftermath of Singles' Day sale is staggering: totals surged to $24.62 billion across Chinese e-commerce platforms, making up 40 percent of global online sales, Beijing Youth Daily reported.
Source: Global Times | 2017/11/13 19:28:40

Ancient 'bear crawl' makes roaring comeback as latest health trend

Crawling around like a bear may be the cure to some grizzly health problems, practitioners claim.
Source: Global Times | 2017/11/13 19:28:40

'That's art?' Baby turns heads in Manhattan auction house window

A sculpture of a baby sleeping in an unusual New York City exhibit has Park Avenue window-shoppers alerting auction house staff that a child has been "forgotten in the display."
Source: Reuters | 2017/11/13 19:23:40

Stolen ham lands repeat offender in jail

A Shaanxi Province court threw the book at a repeat offender after he broke into an apartment and made off with some ham.
Source: Global Times | 2017/11/13 19:23:40

Trump breaks the link as handshake photo op goes awry

Donald Trump was all fingers and thumbs during a carefully choreographed photo op Monday at a summit of world leaders, failing to grasp whose hands he was supposed to be ...
Source: AFP | 2017/11/13 19:23:39

Chili chomper

Li Yongzhi gobbles up a plate of ground red chilies during the Chili Pepper King competition in Zhengzhou, Central China's Henan Province. Li successfully defended his title on Saturday as ...
Source: IC | 2017/11/13 19:18:40

Cliffhanging couple

A young couple takes wedding photos from the side of a cliff at Chaya Mountain, Zhumadian, Henan Province on Saturday.
Source: VCG | 2017/11/13 19:18:39

Kenya craftsmen to build boat out of plastic waste

The beaches of Kenya's idyllic Lamu island are dotted with interesting architeture, the odd donkey and, increasingly, tidal lines of plastic trash.
Source: Reuters | 2017/11/12 19:58:40

Cash-strapped Rome eyes up Trevi Fountain coins

Sign of the times in Rome: the city's cash-strapped administration is eyeing up the coins tossed by tourists into the celebrated Trevi Fountain.
Source: Reuters | 2017/11/12 19:58:40

Human claw

A man takes part in a “human claw” game as part of a promotion at a shopping mall in Nanjing, Jiangsu Province on Sunday.
Source: IC | 2017/11/12 19:58:40

Circle of faith

Devotees walk clockwise around the Erawan Shrine on the 61st anniversary of its dedication in Bangkok, Thailand on Thursday.
Source: IC | 2017/11/12 19:58:40