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Smartphones on the frontlines

At the sharp end of conflict in Syria, in a schoolchild's bag in Kenya, whether fighting deadly diseases or studying forestry, the smartphone has become ubiquitous in just over a decade.
Source: AFP | 2018/11/13 18:53:40

Man who tried to sell stolen John Lennon diaries charged in Germany

A 59-year-old man was charged in Germany on Monday on suspicion of trying to sell stolen diaries and other items that had belonged to the late Beatle John Lennon.
Source: Reuters | 2018/11/13 18:53:40

Bronze Age site found in Northeast China

The ruins of a Bronze Age site have been discovered in Northeast China's Jilin Province.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/11/13 18:53:39

China's teachers put more classwork in parents' laps

Homework for primary school students in China is increasingly becoming homework for their parents as teachers turn to them for extra support.
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/13 18:48:40

Souvenir-selling teen in Cambodia amazes internet by speaking a dozen languages

A teenage boy in Cambodia has wowed the Chinese internet with his ability to speak at least fifteen different languages.
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/13 18:38:40

Singles' Day gala host slammed for body shaming 'Japanese Beyoncé'

A TV host sparked outrage on Chinese social media over comments he made about a Japanese comedian and plus-size fashion icon following her appearance on China's Singles' Day televised gala.
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/12 18:48:41

NBA fan in China battling cancer gets surprise message from favorite player Tony Parker

A basketball fan in China battling cancer got an unexpected and uplifting message from his idol, NBA star Tony Parker.
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/12 18:48:39

Woman postpones surgery to avoid cutting into Double 11 shopping time

A doctor said a woman rushed to a Zhejiang Province hospital with appendicitis had refused to undergo surgery on Saturday so she wouldn't miss out on her Singles Day's shopping.
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/12 18:43:41

Crazy in love? Japanese man marries hologram

Akihiko Kondo's mother refused an invitation to her only son's wedding in Tokyo this month, but perhaps that isn't such a surprise: he was marrying a hologram.
Source: Agencies | 2018/11/12 18:43:40

China's bullet trains shoot packages to Singles' Day shoppers

Hundreds of high-speed trains across China are being used to ship packages purchased during the 'Double 11' Singles' Day shopping spree.
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/12 18:43:40

Rare pink diamond aims to make $50 million

The Pink Legacy, an exceptionally large pink diamond, is set to go under the hammer at Christie's in Geneva next week, when it is expected to bring in up to $50 million.
Source: AFP | 2018/11/11 18:48:39

Beijingers line up for annual cabbage buying binge

As Singles' Day broke sales records yesterday, another annual shopping spree is taking place in Beijing where cabbages sell like hotcakes.
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/11 18:43:40

Solo karaoke boxes sing to Japan's 'solo market'

Every so often, 33-year-old Masaki Kitakoga slips into a tiny booth with a desk and a chair and belts out karaoke tunes for 90 minutes - completely on his own.
Source: AFP | 2018/11/11 18:43:40

Alumni gift alma mater with 5,000 coconuts to celebrate schools 60th anniversary

Nothing says hello from Hainan like 5,000 coconuts.
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/11 18:43:39

Chongqing authorities seize 5-story floating restaurant on Yangtze

Video of authorities removing a massive floating restaurant on the Yangtze River in Chongqing went viral on Saturday.
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/11 18:18:41

Dancing grannies enlist forklift to move parked car

A group of dancing grannies picked up more than the tempo recently after they used a forklift to move a parked van to make room for their meetup.
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/8 18:43:43

Cave paintings from 40,000 years ago are world's earliest figurative art

A painting of an animal in an Indonesian cave dates from at least 40,000 years ago, making it the world's oldest piece of figurative art, new research has shown.
Source: AFP | 2018/11/8 18:43:41

'For the dog, it's a game': sniffing out truffles in Italy

"Go on Rocky, find it! Good boy!" The labrador wags his tail, happy to have found the hidden treasure as he graduates from Italy's "truffle dog university," doing his master proud.
Source: AFP | 2018/11/8 18:43:41