Winning shot

French photographer Roumain Doucelain, 20, scores with this shot of a mouse heading a soccer ball taken in the Rhône-Alpes region on Wednesday. The ball was baited with cheese inside. Photo :IC

Hotel greets guests with facial recognition kiosks

Being greeted by a human during a hotel check-in may soon become just as novel an experience as a self-service hotel is today. A budget hotel in Chengdu, Southwest ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/3/15 18:28:40

800-year-old inscription reappear on Yangtze River stones

An ancient stone inscription dating back 800 years has reappeared in a section of the Yangtze River. Every March, low seasonal water levels reveal large boulders in a section of ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/3/15 18:28:40

High school discourages dating ahead of gaokao with slogans

The war on dating in China's high schools has taken a number of forms, from separate boys' and girls' lunch areas to monitor-like "PDA police."
Source: Global Times | 2018/3/15 18:28:39

Weird science

Primary school students react as they watch a science video through VR glasses during class in Jishou, Hunan Province on Wednesday. Photo: IC
Source: IC | 2018/3/15 18:23:41

New hill in town

A 3-meter hill that suddenly sprung up in a vegetable field in Jieyang, Guangdong Province on Saturday was the result of forces from piles of heavy building materials at a ...
Source: VCG | 2018/3/15 18:23:40

Ugandan MP forced to apologize for 'beat your wife' remark

A Ugandan lawmaker apologized Wednesday after encouraging men to beat their wives to "discipline" them, in comments that sparked an outcry in the east African nation.
Source: AFP | 2018/3/15 17:58:40

Machu Picchu expels 3 for nudes

Three European tourists were banished from the Incan citadel Machu Picchu in Peru after taking photos of themselves exposing their backsides, police said Wednesday.
Source: AFP | 2018/3/15 17:58:39

Say it with stickers

Pictured is a car covered with “no parking” stickers in a Shenzhen neighborhood on Wednesday. Residents covered the vehicle with stickers after the owner left it parked near a block ...
Source: IC | 2018/3/14 19:43:41

What's new, pussycat?

A mother and child play with two cats at a cat-themed restaurant in Beijing on Monday. The restaurant has a separate section where customers can dine as the cats roam ...
Source: VCG | 2018/3/14 19:43:41

Oil well blowout covers city block

A Northeast China neighborhood was left covered in oil after a well malfunctioned and sent thousands of barrels 30 meters into the air.
Source: Global Times | 2018/3/14 19:43:40

Man beaten after water gun revenge on ex-boss backfires

A disgruntled ex-employee at a car dealership in China who sprayed his former boss with a water gun got an instant rebate on his revenge prank when he was chased ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/3/14 19:43:40

Teen shoots, shatters Shanghai subway window with slingshot

A 15-year-old boy managed to break a window on a Shanghai subway using a slingshot as it passed on a section of above-ground track on Sunday, local police said.
Source: Global Times | 2018/3/14 19:43:40

Slovenia claims world's first blockchain monument

The first monument to the blockchain technology that underpins crypto-currencies took centre stage on Tuesday on a roundabout in Slovenia, authorities in the country's fourth largest city said.
Source: Reuters | 2018/3/14 18:58:40

Warming could threaten half of species in 33 key areas: report

Global warming could place 25 to 50 percent of species in the Amazon, Madagascar and other biodiverse areas at risk of localized extinction within decades, a report said Wednesday.
Source: AFP | 2018/3/14 18:58:39

Oops! Canada almost greets Belgian royal family with German flag

A flag mix-up during the Belgian royal family's visit to Canada almost led to an awkward moment on Monday, as a German flag was first placed on a tree planted ...
Source: Xinhua | 2018/3/14 13:39:35

On the hunt

A woman covers her head while looking at job postings in Datang village, Guangzhou. Factories in Guangzhou have been struggling recently to attract workers as labor prices rise, media reported ...
Source: VCG | 2018/3/13 19:13:40

Light of hope

Villagers in Fengxiang, Shaanxi Province hold a folk lantern parade on Monday night to receive blessings for an abundant year ahead. Photo: VCG
Source: VCG | 2018/3/13 19:13:39

That's no dog: Police seize pet bear from mistaken villager

Police in Southwest China's Yunnan Province seized an endangered bear cub from a villager who told officers he adopted it believing it was a dog.
Source: Global Times | 2018/3/13 19:08:39