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Teenage son suffocates mother over money dispute

A woman is dead after police in South China said her 18-year-old son allegedly suffocated her following a domestic dispute.
Source: Global Times | 2017/12/17 18:58:40

Ouch! Sea lions attack swimmers

Hearty souls that brave the frigid waters of San Francisco Bay for a morning dip have a new reason to shiver: attacks by sea lions, including one that nearly netted a guy's genitals.
Source: AFP | 2017/12/17 18:58:39

Professor creates 'drinkable' pesticide in China

A university biologist in Southwest China encouraged people to drink pesticide at his lab on Thursday.
Source: Global Times | 2017/12/17 18:58:39

Infamous lock from Watergate sells for $62,500

The lock of a door forced open in 1972, setting off the Watergate political scandal that transfixed the nation and eventually brought down a sitting US president, has been sold at auction for $62,500.
Source: AFP | 2017/12/17 18:53:40

Masked man kneels in prayer before finishing robbery

A masked robber who sought blessings from a shrine that he wouldn't get caught before swiping 1,000 yuan ($160) from a restaurant didn't have a prayer after all.
Source: Global Times | 2017/12/17 18:53:40

Chinese man imprisoned for desecrating Genghis Khan portrait

A 19-year-old man was sentenced to one year in prison for desecrating a portrait of Genghis Khan in north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, a local court said.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/12/15 8:06:27

New constellations aim to inspire young stargazers

British astronomers have come up with a new set of constellations inspired by figures such as Harry Potter and Usain Bolt in an attempt to teach children about the layout of the universe.
Source: AFP | 2017/12/14 19:18:40

Is Peppa Pig putting pressure on doctors?

Peppa Pig, a cartoon loved by children around the world, could be to blame for creating unrealistic expectations of doctors, according to an article in the light-hearted Christmas edition of the British Medical Journal.
Source: AFP | 2017/12/14 19:18:40

Sarcastic 'thank you' note goes viral

A sarcastic 'thank you' note to a heating company that claimed their terrible service in the dead of winter had helped rekindle the author's love life has gone viral.
Source: Global Times | 2017/12/14 19:18:39

Man stands trial for 400,000 yuan Beijing hukou scam

A man stood trial on Monday after he was accused of scamming a man out of 400,000 yuan ($60,532) with promises of a Beijing hukou, China National Radio reported.
Source: Global Times | 2017/12/14 19:18:39

Man smashes ticket machines at China train station

A man caught on video smashing ticket machines at a Jiangxi Province train station told police he wanted to erase records of traveling with his apparently pregnant ex who is now demanding he pay her money, media reported Wednesday.
Source: Global Times | 2017/12/14 19:13:40

Chinese tourists furious over fake butterfly show

Tourists in South China were far from aflutter over a butterfly exhibition last weekend when they instead found it filled with plastic ones.
Source: Global Times | 2017/12/13 19:53:39

Police in China release anti-drug video featuring 'dancing addict'

A new anti-drug ad in China featuring video of a man high on drugs edited to make him appear like he's dancing in his cell has gone viral.
Source: Global Times | 2017/12/13 19:38:40

22 years later, Buddhist abbot arrested for murder

An abbot of a Buddhist temple has been arrested for murder after police said DNA evidence confirmed him as the killer of his wife's suspected lover in North China 22 years ago.
Source: Global Times | 2017/12/13 19:38:39

Covfefe? Hollyweed? Weird news of the year recap

President Donald Trump's Oval Office style dominated US headlines in 2017, but readers were particularly perplexed by his use of the word "covfefe," in what turned out to be one of the oddest news stories of the year.
Source: Reuters | 2017/12/13 19:33:40

'Feminism' named 'Word of 2017'

In the year that Donald Trump's inauguration triggered nationwide women's protests and powerful men were toppled by a firestorm of sexual misconduct allegations, the leading US dictionary named "feminism" its word of 2017.
Source: AFP | 2017/12/13 19:33:40

Little bit of heaven

A replica of The Hall of Prayer for Good Harvest, the iconic circular building from the Temple of Heaven complex in Beijing, measuring 10 meters tall is displayed at a shopping mall in Chengdu, Sichuan Province on Monday. The original stands at 38 meters.
Source: IC | 2017/12/12 19:48:40

US Supreme Court declines wife swap case: yes, you read that right

The US Supreme Court on Monday let stand a Louisiana sheriff's firing of two of his deputies for swapping wives and families, refusing to review lower court rulings in a case that raised eyebrows.
Source: AFP | 2017/12/12 19:48:39