Moon dance

A dancer dressed as Chang'e, a character in Chinese mythology, performs pole dance on the Longquan Mountain in East China's Zhejiang Province on Thursday, before the Mid-Autumn Festival which falls on Monday. Photo: IC

Ready, steady, splash! Malta celebrates historic 'greasy pole tournament'

One of Malta's most modern towns is struggling to keep ancient traditions alive, though not for want of trying.
Source: Reuters | 2018/8/27 16:58:39

Chug to win

A man downs a beer during a drinking contest on Saturday at the Qingdao International Beer Festival. Ren Guangchao claimed his eighth title as the festival's 'Beer King.'
Source: IC | 2018/8/26 19:08:40

Wing malfunction

A model struggles with her costume wing during a sleepwear fashion show at a shopping mall in Shenyang, capital of Liaoning Province on Saturday. Photo: IC
Source: IC | 2018/8/26 19:08:39

Crocodile that high-tailed it from Chinese restaurant still on the loose

Police in East China are looking for a crocodile that slipped from a restaurant and was last seen heading for a highway.
Source: Global Times | 2018/8/26 19:03:40

Old man kicks bus driver over fare

A 62-year-old man who assaulted a bus driver over ticket fare, nearly causing him to crash while carrying passengers, was sentenced to three years in prison.
Source: Global Times | 2018/8/26 19:03:40

Angry ex detained for insulting flyers

A young Hubei Province man was detained after he posted a number of flyers detailing his ex-fiancée's private information out of revenge for breaking off their engagement over his dinky ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/8/26 19:03:39

Tourists complain French cicadas are 'too loud'

It is the quintessential sound of summer, but for some French tourists the cicadas of Provence are just too noisy.
Source: AFP | 2018/8/26 17:13:40

Indonesian man pays $10,000 to ex-wife in coins

An Indonesian civil servant who owed his ex-wife a large alimony has paid back some $10,000 worth of missed payments - in coins.
Source: AFP | 2018/8/26 17:13:39

Barking monkey

A painted image of a monkey's face appears on a tree trunk in Heye village, Southwest China's Yunnan Province. According to reports, almost every tree in the village bears a ...
Source: IC | 2018/8/23 19:23:41

Above the bar

A girl is trained by a coach at the Nanchang Gymnasium in Nanchang, East China's Jiangxi Province on Wednesday. Photo: IC
Source: IC | 2018/8/23 19:23:40

Robbers hold bones for ransom

Police nabbed a group of grave robbers who attempted to extort a man for 100,000 yuan ($14,000) after they dug up the bones of his long-deceased mother.
Source: Global Times | 2018/8/23 18:28:41

Topical news: Man eats skin ointment for 3 years to cure sore throat, develops hormone imbalance

Doctors said an elderly man who had eaten hundreds of tubes of skin ointment to alleviate his itchy throat instead has developed skin conditions and a hormone imbalance, among other ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/8/23 18:28:41

Drowning in debt, Chinese liquor maker pays off bank with 900 tons of baijiu

Under pressure to pay back a multi-million yuan bank loan, a Chinese liquor maker reportedly cleared their debt with truckloads of cold, hard baijiu.
Source: Global Times | 2018/8/23 18:28:40

Saga of early humans etched in DNA of mixed-species child

Denny's mother was a Neanderthal, but her father was Denisovan, a distinct species of primitive human that also roamed the Eurasian continent 50,000 years ago, scientists reported Wednesday in the ...
Source: AFP | 2018/8/23 17:58:40

Austrian man attempts to board train with horse, doesn't get far

Photos of a man aboard a train went viral Wednesday due to his unusual traveling companion: a horse.
Source: AFP | 2018/8/23 17:58:40

Swimmer resumes Pacific crossing record attempt

A Frenchman attempting to become the first person to swim across the Pacific Ocean said Wednesday he was resuming his bid, after storms forced him to suspend the undertaking.
Source: AFP | 2018/8/22 19:28:40

Want to spot a gangster? Look for tattoos, gold chains, weapons, say Shandong cops

Watch out for people with gold chains and big tattoos, police recently told residents of Jinan, Shandong Province in a public awareness campaign to fight gang-related crime in the city ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/8/22 19:23:41

Man stabs self, stages robbery to avoid buying girlfriend luxury car

A Sichuan Province man was detained for falsely reporting he had been robbed of 750,000 yuan ($120,000) at knifepoint in order to get out of a promise to buy his ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/8/22 19:23:41