Show time!

A show dog is combed before being shown to the jury at the Winter Dog Show international dog exhibition in Budapest, Hungary on Saturday. Photo: IC

Dimming the Sun to cool Earth could ravage wildlife

Geoengineering schemes designed to deflect some of the Sun's planet-warming rays would backfire if suddenly discontinued, wiping out species and entire ecosystems, a study published Monday warns.
Source: AFP | 2018/1/23 18:23:40

China exports 200 tons of live snakes to Japan

For the first time, a Chinese province has exported live snakes to Japan, thepaper.cn reported.
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/23 17:18:40

Fry guy

A man dressed as a packet of French fries takes a selfie during the Hong Kong Marathon on Sunday. The marathon saw more than 74,000 people participate. Photo: IC
Source: IC | 2018/1/22 18:28:39

Painter's pupils

Wang Yansong and his apprentices paint a fresco in Changzhou, Jiangsu Province on Sunday. Photo: VCG
Source: VCG | 2018/1/22 18:28:39

Chain-smoking, betel nut-chewing boy shocks social media users

Video of a 4-year-old boy smoking cigarettes and chewing on betel nut has sparked outrage on Chinese social media.
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/22 17:08:40

On a Rio beach, a man's home is his castle

With a crown on his head, Marcio Matolias carefully retouches his sandcastle, sculpting and smoothing with a shovel as bathers cool off nearby in the suffocating January heat.
Source: AFP | 2018/1/22 17:08:40

Man living under bridge for 10 years seeks to crack lottery code

A man who has been living under a bridge in Southwest China for a decade hopes his research and books about cracking the code behind the lottery will make him ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/22 17:08:40

Lone operators, not criminal gangs, dominate people smuggling from Africa: study

Human smuggling often conjures up images of shady networks run by organized crime gangs, but new research reveals that independent operators rather than criminal kingpins control routes that bring migrants ...
Source: Reuters | 2018/1/22 17:08:39

Police bust two-bit fraudsters running three cons under one roof

Police in Southeast China said they have busted a group of con men accused of conducting three different online scams in the same apartment.
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/22 17:03:39

Tourists left hanging as Statue of Liberty shuts down

Tourists who came to Battery Park in lower Manhattan hoping to catch a ferry to the Statue of Liberty in New York Harbor got an unpleasant surprise on Saturday, learning ...
Source: Reuters | 2018/1/21 18:38:39

Sri Lanka police lose gun as elephants charge

Sri Lankan police who were charged by elephants as they staked out a cannabis farm dropped an automatic rifle as they ran for their lives, sparking a hunt Sunday for ...
Source: AFP | 2018/1/21 18:38:39

Maid to swim

Qu Jinqu, 20, prepares to perform as a mermaid at a children's amusement park in Zhengzhou on Friday. Being a mermaid is a childhood dream come true, Qu told media. ...
Source: IC | 2018/1/21 18:33:39

Snow country for snowmen

Visitors take photos with 2,018 snowmen on display at a park in Harbin, Heilongjiang Province on Saturday. Photo: IC
Source: IC | 2018/1/21 18:33:39

Owner asked police to shoot Tibetan mastiff on the loose

A large Tibetan mastiff was shot dead by police in Xiangyang, Central China's Hubei Province on Friday after the loose dog killed several geese and its owner no longer could ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/21 15:23:39

Pig butchered in front of students raises concerns

A large pig was butchered in front of some 600 kindergartners on Monday to teach them about anatomy and celebrate the upcoming Spring Festival, raising concerns online.
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/21 15:18:39

Officials 'freeze' building in attempt to tamper with air quality monitors

Two Northwest China officials were punished after their plan to reduce air pollution readings by spraying water cannons near monitoring equipment backfired and left a government building encrusted in ice.
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/21 15:18:39

Malaysia says new-born giant panda is female

The baby giant panda newly born in Malaysia is a female, a Malaysian official said Saturday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/20 14:10:55

US parents accused of torturing their 13 children face life in prison

A pair of parents living in Southern California face up to life in prison for starving and torturing their 13 children, prosecutors said Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/19 6:34:02