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Chinese folk artists perform shehuo, or “community fire,” a performance art dating back to ancient earth worship rituals for good harvests and fortune, in Shijiazhuang, North China's Hebei Province on Sunday. Photo: IC

Sculptors build 2,018 snowmen in northeast China

Wearing hats and knit scarves, 2,018 snowmen of various sizes debuted Monday at a theme park in Harbin, capital of northeast China's Heilongjiang Province.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/17 7:59:15

Woman tries to smuggle puppy on flight in fake 'baby bump'

A university student was fined for trying to smuggle her puppy onto a flight concealed in a fake pregnancy stomach.
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/16 18:03:40

A leg up on training

A young ballerina stretches at a dance center in Hohhot, the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region on Tuesday. Photo: VCG
Source: VCG | 2018/1/16 18:03:40

Harvest highlights

Women dressed in traditional Miao ethnic costume celebrate the annual Lusheng Festival on Monday in Qiandongnan Miao and Dong Autonomous Prefecture, Guizhou Province. Photo: VCG
Source: VCG | 2018/1/16 18:03:40

Sick of harassing calls, homeowner gets revenge on pushy renovators

A new homeowner who was sick of the constant sales calls from renovators eager to remodel his apartment invited them to stop by to name their price - all at ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/16 18:03:39

College final exam challenges students to identify their teacher

Students at a Southwest China college who skipped class all semester and showed up for a final exam instead saw a failing grade staring them in the face.
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/16 17:23:39

Wallaby crosses Sydney's Harbor Bridge

A wallaby startled motorists Tuesday when it hopped across Sydney's Harbor Bridge, closely tailed by police.
Source: AFP | 2018/1/16 17:18:40

Le smartphone? France has another term in mind

Smartphones may have become ubiquitous in France, but the country's language mavens hope there's still time to keep the word from becoming ensconced in everyday speech.
Source: AFP | 2018/1/16 17:18:39

Turkish passenger plane skids off runway onto seaside cliff

A plane with 168 people aboard skidded off a runway onto a seaside cliff after landing at an airport in northern Turkey at the weekend, but no one was injured ...
Source: AFP | 2018/1/15 19:13:40

Greece set to allow medical cannabis use

Greece's parliament is expected to approve the medical use of cannabis in the coming weeks, a deputy minister said Sunday, adding that the change would attract investment.
Source: AFP | 2018/1/15 19:13:39

Drumming dames

More than 300 women perform a “Feng Yang Flower Drum” dance in Chuzhou, Anhui Province on Friday. Their performance was recorded for the upcoming CCTV Spring Festival Gala broadcast. Photo: ...
Source: VCG | 2018/1/15 19:08:39

Fishing is for the birds

Fisherman Wang Hai rows with his flock of trained cormorants in Xinghua, Jiangsu Province on January 9. Photo: VCG
Source: VCG | 2018/1/15 19:08:39

Pregnant neighbor peeves pet owners with parasites complaint

An Anhui Province man got netizens howling in disapproval after he told neighbors to "get rid" of their pets for the safety of his pregnant wife, Sina reported on Saturday.
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/15 16:03:40

China spent 3.9 trillion yuan eating out in 2017

China spent 3.9 trillion yuan ($607 billion) eating out in 2017, according to a report by the China Cuisine Association.
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/15 16:03:39

Dad picks up son from school on horseback

A man in Northwest China kicked up attention at his son's school Friday when he arrived to pick up the 4-year-old on horseback.
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/15 15:38:39

'King Oyster'

An oyster farmer holds up his prize-winning oyster at a contest in Rushan, Shandong Province on Saturday. Weighing in at 1.71 kilograms, the mollusk was dubbed “King Oyster” at the ...
Source: IC | 2018/1/14 19:08:40

Triple poodle

Three dogs perform during an activity for pets held in Shanghai's Jinshan district on Saturday. Photo: IC
Source: IC | 2018/1/14 19:08:39

Wolf found in northern Belgium, first time in over 100 years

A wild wolf has been found in the northern Belgian region of Flanders for the first time in more than a century, an environmental group said Saturday.
Source: AFP | 2018/1/14 18:53:40