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Pornography greets commuters at Sweden bus stop

Commuters in a southeast Swedish city were briefly roused from their wintry routines by a public display of pornography at a bus stop outside the central rail station, officials said on Friday.
Source: AFP | 2020/1/20 17:48:40

Canada troops to help Newfoundland dig out after blizzard

The Canadian army will send 150 to 200 soldiers to Newfoundland and Labrador to help the province recover from a blizzard that buried the region under an unusual amount of snow, Defense Minister Harjit Sajjan announced on Sunday.
Source: AFP | 2020/1/20 17:43:42

Horse takes a bus ride in Wales

A loose horse found running on a busy main road in the Welsh capital Cardiff was put on a public bus to take it to safety, police said.
Source: AFP | 2020/1/20 17:43:41

Educators told to get hip to Chinese youth

A senior Education Department official amused a meeting of thousands of educators when he rattled off the odd names of video games young people play, telling the audience if adults don't know what t kids are into, they'll never be able to bridge the generation gap.
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/20 17:38:40

Hats with wigs are new fashion trend for makeovers, hiding bald spot

Hats that come with wigs attached of various lengths and colors have become a new favorite on Chinese e-commerce platforms, helping not only men who are follically challenged but women who want to dramatically transform their look.
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/20 17:33:40

Sky-high chicken prices on French island ruffle local feathers

Long-simmering anger over the high cost of living in French overseas territories resurfaced this week with a tweet about an organic chicken from mainland France which sold for an eye-watering 51 euros.
Source: AFP | 2020/1/19 18:43:43

Suspended in a barrel, S.African man set to break 'pole sitting' record

Vernon Kruger has been sitting in a barrel suspended 25 meters above ground for more than two months.
Source: AFP | 2020/1/19 18:43:42

Girlfriend's nagging motives thief

Seeking a place to get away from his girlfriend's incessant demands to marry her, a thief in Shanghai told police he wanted to get arrested and that's why he tried to steal a Bluetooth speaker worth 2,000 yuan ($285).
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/19 18:38:40

Impulsive buyer banned from Taobao for centuries

An avid online shopper has been banned for nearly 1,000 years from online shopping platform Taobao after he bought an expensive watch and immediately asked for a refund.
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/19 18:33:41

Male employee fired for not dancing in pantyhose

It's the time of year many workers receive annual bonuses, while others face being embarrassed for not meeting their company's goals.
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/19 18:23:40

Floridian catches oldest grouper

You never know what you'll get when you go fishing in Florida. You might accidentally catch an alligator, a snake - or, for one man, the oldest grouper on record.
Source: AFP | 2020/1/14 17:23:42

Musicians 'play Ghosn' by squeezing into instrument cases in web craze

Yamaha has warned musicians in Japan against stuffing themselves into their instrument cases to mimic the escape technique allegedly used by fugitive ex-tycoon Carlos Ghosn.
Source: AFP | 2020/1/14 17:23:41

Is evolution fast-forwarding? Chimps seen 'reading' a newspaper

A video of two chimpanzees in a Chinese wildlife park that suggests they have a "superpower" - the ability to read a newspaper - has gone viral on social media.
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/14 17:18:41

Nasty surprise: Burglars took everything during homeowner's three-month absence

A homeowner living in East China's Shandong Province was shocked to discover his house had been completely emptied by burglars sometime while he was away on a three-month business trip.
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/14 17:18:40

Recycled machine parts turned into Chinese Zodiac animals for Spring Festival

An art teacher in North China's Shanxi Province is turning heavy pieces of broken machinery into busts of China's 12 zodiac animals for the upcoming Chinese New Year, which falls on January 25 this year.
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/14 17:08:40

Gorilla at San Diego Zoo undergoes cataract surgery

A team of eye doctors in California tested their skills on an unusual patient - a western lowland gorilla.
Source: AFP | 2020/1/13 17:08:41

Robo-crib highlights infant safety at show

A robotic crib with a mission of preventing sudden infant death syndrome made its appearance this week at the Consumer Electronics Show, part of a growing "baby tech" exhibit.
Source: AFP | 2020/1/13 17:08:40

Stick on students' heads aims to protect eyesight, posture

To protect students' eyesight and get them to sit up straight in class, a junior high school teacher in Fushun, Northeast China's Liaoning Province balances a long dowel across the heads of two students with a bunch of bananas tied to the middle of the stick.
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/13 17:03:41