Now playing: Sichuan court shames debtors with movie theater cartoon

A court in Sichuan Province has launched a citywide shame campaign against debtors in the form of a short cartoon describing their crimes.

Afghan girl spends life disguised as 'son' her parents wanted

Sitara Wafadar yearns for long hair like other girls. Instead, the Afghan teenager has disguised herself as a boy for more than a decade, forced by her parents to be ...
Source: AFP | 2018/4/23 19:03:40

Threatened Cambodia river dolphins making 'historic' rebound

The population of Cambodia's critically endangered river dolphin is growing for the first time in decades, conservations said Monday, hailing a major turnaround for the species.
Source: AFP | 2018/4/23 19:03:40

Baker busted for making Chinese money cakes

A baker in Sichuan Province was served a slice of discipline for making cakes that included images of the Chinese yuan.
Source: Global Times | 2018/4/23 19:03:40

Oodles of noodles

A worker dries thin handmade noodles on racks in Houyu village, Fuzhou, Fujian Province on Saturday. Photo: IC
Source: IC | 2018/4/22 18:33:40

Career ham thief on the lam caught in East China

Hangzhou police have once again arrested a serial thief who they said for more than a decade has been robbing citizens of their cured meats.
Source: Global Times | 2018/4/22 18:33:40

Villager strikes gas deposit in own backyard, then sparks up lighter

Authorities in South China's Hainan Province are investigating after a well-digging villager accidentally tapped a natural gas deposit in his backyard - the second such discovery in the area, media ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/4/22 18:33:40

Shaping unity

Three students display their dough figurines in traditional ethnic costumes during a contest themed 'ethnic unity' on Saturday in Beijing. Photo: IC
Source: IC | 2018/4/22 18:33:39

Shadow-boxing tough guy deters crime in Japan

Behind the apartment's curtain, a tough guy is boxing, throwing left and right hooks and jabs, and lunging forward, enough to make any passing criminal think twice before breaking in.
Source: Reuters | 2018/4/22 17:43:40

Europa League trophy recovered

The Europa League trophy was stolen after being displayed at a publicity event in Mexico, only to be recovered a few hours later, authorities in the state of Guanajuato said ...
Source: AFP | 2018/4/22 17:43:40

Rare brown bear dies in Italy capture operation

An Italian national park was on Friday investigating after a rare brown bear died during a capture operation carried out by biologists.
Source: AFP | 2018/4/22 17:43:39

Zoo kangaroo killed by rock-throwing tourists in China

One kangaroo was killed and another injured at a Southeast China zoo last month because tourists won't stop throwing rocks at the marsupials to make them hop.
Source: Global Times | 2018/4/19 19:53:41

China village smashes coffins in bid to put wasteful funerals to rest

Hundreds of elderly residents of a Jiangxi Province village had their coffins destroyed by local officials in the central government's latest push to promote eco-friendly funeral practices.
Source: Global Times | 2018/4/19 19:53:40

Hospital hit with Andy Lau hoax

A man faces charges after he circulated a fake concert advert for Andy Lau that listed the ticket hotline as a local hospital's emergency response number.
Source: Global Times | 2018/4/19 19:48:43

'No to sex on roundabouts,' Norway tells high school graduates

Norway's high school grads should refrain from running naked across bridges and having sex on roundabouts lest they give drivers "too much of a surprise," the national transport regulator said ...
Source: Reuters | 2018/4/19 19:48:43

Bear-ing the heat

A polar bear mother and cub cool down in a pool as spring temperatures start to climb at RZSS Highland Wildlife Park, Scotland, UK on Wednesday. Photo: IC
Source: IC | 2018/4/19 19:48:41

You want tarantula with that? At US burger joint, it's an option

Kristin Barnaby, a self-described arachnophobe, found a way to overcome what she dreads at a North Carolina burger joint.
Source: Reuters | 2018/4/19 19:48:41

Rite of passage

Chinese teens dressed in traditional Han costume take part in a coming-of-age ceremony during the Shangsi Festival in Yongcheng, Shangqiu, Central China's Henan Province on Tuesday. Photo: IC
Source: IC | 2018/4/19 19:38:40

Baboons escape Texas biomedical research facility

Three baboons escaped a Texas biomedical research facility over the weekend, getting a taste of freedom from a life as subjects of medical experiments.
Source: AFP | 2018/4/18 20:08:45