Virtual reality check

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

Son investigated for murder after clues revealed at father's funeral

Police are investigating the death of a Shaanxi Province father after villagers attending a funeral said they noticed injuries that pointed to his physically-abusive son.
Source: Global Times | 2017/12/6 19:48:40

Drug dealer calls cops after getting bogus bills

A near-sighted drug pusher who realized too late he had been scammed with bogus currency while making a deal reported it to police.
Source: Global Times | 2017/12/6 19:48:39

Teens expelled for hugging, kissing

Two East China teens that were kicked out of school for "hugging and kissing" on campus may now be allowed to return after family members challenged the decision.
Source: Global Times | 2017/12/6 19:48:39

First panda cub born in France named Yuan Meng

Brigitte Macron, wife of French President Emmanuel Macron, revealed the name of the panda baby, the first-ever cub born in the country, at a naming ceremony at a zoo ...
Source: Xinhua | 2017/12/5 20:03:39

Hounds escape the dog's life on India's mean streets

Velvet beds, a relaxing spa, 24-hour medical care and non-alcoholic beers imported from Belgium: the life of a pampered pooch in India would leave many humans envious. ...
Source: AFP | 2017/12/5 19:53:40

'Rent-a-person' apps come with safety concerns

The recent rise of apps that offer people for rent has also raised concerns among users and experts alike over their lack of supervision and other safety issues when people ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/12/5 19:53:40

Cheap shark meat exposes lax protection in China

An East China fish market was found to be selling shark meat at rock-bottom prices on Sunday, once again raising concerns over lax protection of shark populations in China. ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/12/5 19:53:39

Tusk fossil found on building site

Paleontologists in Shaanxi Province have removed a fossilized mammoth tusk discovered at a construction site, a rare find in the region, local authorities said.
Source: Global Times | 2017/12/5 19:53:39

Big moon rising

A “supermoon” is visible over Beijing on Sunday. The phenomenon, which occurs when the moon is both full and its orbit is closest to Earth, happened only once this year.
Source: IC | 2017/12/4 18:53:39

Stroke of good luck

A woman touches a statue of a mythical qilin at the Ming Tombs of Chuzhou, Anhui Province on November 24. According to legend, anyone who strokes a qilin's leg will ...
Source: IC | 2017/12/4 18:48:39

Man blasts hotel clerk in face with fire extinguisher

Security footage captured the moment a man sprays a hotel clerk square in the face with a fire extinguisher following a heated exchange between them.
Source: Global Times | 2017/12/4 18:43:39

'Kwaussie' named Australian word of the year

Inspired by a dual citizenship crisis plaguing politics in Australia, the term "Kwaussie" - a mix of Kiwi and Aussie - was picked Monday as word of the year.
Source: AFP | 2017/12/4 18:38:40

Indonesian city to citizens: stop using free Wi-Fi for crimes

An Indonesian city thought it was doing half a million citizens a good turn by making wireless Internet free in government offices.
Source: AFP | 2017/12/4 18:33:39

French tire-slasher finally busted

After years of playing cat-and-mouse with police, a man who punctured the tires of thousands of cars around the southwestern French city of Bordeaux has finally been apprehended.
Source: AFP | 2017/12/4 18:33:39

Flying tiger takes out drone at China theme park

A photographer who received permission from a Southwest China theme park to take drone footage of their caged tigers on Saturday apparently did not ask the tigers if they were ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/12/4 14:33:39

Portrait of a happy painter

Si Guangmin, 75, proudly displays his painting Thousands of Li of Rivers and Mountains on Friday in Kaifeng, Henan Province. The 30-meter-long work took Si four years to complete and ...
Source: IC | 2017/12/3 19:13:40

Stand-in soldiers

Children pose for photos next to replicas of China's terracotta warriors at an exhibition in Handan, Hebei Province on Saturday.
Source: IC | 2017/12/3 19:13:39

Rectal surgery brings big relief to aquarium shark

An aquarium in South China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region said it's been keeping a close eye on a 200-kilogram shark that just had successful surgery in a sensitive spot.
Source: Global Times | 2017/12/3 19:08:40