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Bus driver Liu Shun and his wife decorate a bus while dressed as the cowherd and weaver girl from the Chinese myth behind Qixi Festival, Chinese Valentine's Day, which is celebrated today.

Dog bites donkey, donkey kicks car

A dog owner has claimed fault after his pet attacked a donkey on a Northeast China street, causing the startled beast to kick up 100,000 yuan ($14,500) in damages to ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/8/14 19:23:40

In Paris, eco-friendly cubist urinals spark sniggers and seething

Paris's penchant for urban urinals has taken a new ecological turn with trialing of a new dry and allegedly odorless version known as the “uritrottoir.”
Source: AFP | 2018/8/14 19:23:40

Rolling on the river

A child jumps into the waters of the ancient river town of Fenghuang, Central China's Hunan Province on Monday.
Source: IC | 2018/8/14 19:23:40

Floating palace

A seven-story river boat crowned with a large dome is docked near Nanbin Road in Southwest China's Chongqing. It is estimated to be worth 150 million yuan ($21 million).
Source: IC | 2018/8/14 19:23:39

Lawyer draws ire for 'brothels reduce rape' comment

A complaint filed against a defense attorney over comments made during a court trial in China that included “legalized prostitution would reduce instances of rape” has since drawn widespread attention ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/8/13 19:28:39

Heathrow passport queues reached 2.5 hours in July

Passengers arriving at London's Heathrow Airport had to queue at passport control for up to two and a half hours in July, official figures showed, sparking further criticism from aviation ...
Source: Reuters | 2018/8/13 19:23:41

Two Austrians killed in French Alps glider crash: official

Two Austrians – a man in his fifties and a teenager – died Sunday when their glider crashed to the ground in the Champsaur valley in the southern French Alps, ...
Source: AFP | 2018/8/13 19:23:41

Man fakes faint in court to avoid sentence, judge cracks case with jokes

A debt defaulter faked a faint spell in a Chongqing courtroom on Wednesday to avoid being sentenced to jail – but a comedic judge managed to end the charade with ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/8/13 19:23:40

Bomb threat made to catch flight

A woman who made a bomb threat at a South China airport so she wouldn't miss a flight has landed herself five days in police detention.
Source: Global Times | 2018/8/13 19:23:40

Wheely caring

Pictured is a paralyzed 19-year-old dog in a home-made wheelchair and its owner in Harbin, Northeast China's Heilongjiang Province on Sunday.
Source: VCG | 2018/8/13 19:18:40

Slice of competition

People in Yuncheng, North China's Shanxi Province participate in a watermelon-eating competition on Sunday.
Source: VCG | 2018/8/13 19:18:39

Mob beats man for brutally killing his ex-girlfriend's pet cat

A 24-year-old man who filmed himself brutally torturing and killing his ex-girlfriend's cat was beaten in the streets of Shenyang, Liaoning Province after the video went viral.
Source: Global Times | 2018/8/12 19:23:41

Fugitive takes refuge at spy HQ

Fleeing the police after a car crash in Paris, a man who had been driving without a license took the ultimate wrong turn – and ended up taking refuge inside ...
Source: AFP | 2018/8/12 19:23:40

For wetter or worse: Philippine bride defies storm

A beaming bride defiantly marching up a flooded church aisle in the Philippines has won hearts as the country suffers a fresh bout of monsoonal rains.
Source: AFP | 2018/8/12 19:23:39

Man finds out wife's real age after cops bust brothel

A 27-year-old man discovered that his wife was living under a fake name and aged 50, two decades older than she claimed, after police gave him another surprise and raided ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/8/12 18:58:40

City bans burning of 'ghost money' to fight pollution

A city in East China is banning the ancient custom of burning paper offerings for the dead in the name of combating air pollution.
Source: Global Times | 2018/8/12 18:58:40

Do you see a face?

A tree in Foshan, South China's Guangdong Province has recently grown famous online after social media users pointed out they saw what resembled a face in the trunk's bark.
Source: IC | 2018/8/12 18:58:40

Bearded in Beijing

Australian Richard Magarey, famous for his cross-dressing persona Ladybeard, greets fans at the Beijing International Comics & Animation Festival on Sunday.
Source: VCG | 2018/8/12 18:58:39