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Viacom buys television streaming service Pluto TV for $340m in cash

US media group Viacom announced Tuesday a deal to buy free streaming television service Pluto TV for $340 million in cash to better compete as lifestyles shift to online entertainment.
Source: AFP | 2019/1/23 22:13:42

Fans baffled as Liverpool star Mohamed Salah closes his social media accounts

Fans were left baffled on Wednesday after Liverpool's star Egyptian striker Mohamed Salah appeared to have deleted all of his social media accounts where his followers number in the millions.
Source: AFP | 2019/1/23 22:13:41

Shanghai Disneyland to grow again

Shanghai Disneyland will add a Zootopia-themed land, bringing characters from The Walt Disney Company's popular animated film to the park, the operator said here on Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/1/23 22:13:40

East Chinese city Jinan completes autopilot bus driving road test in 5G environment

An autopilot bus has finished its road test in a 5G network environment in the city of Jinan, East China's Shandong Province.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/1/23 22:08:43

Sony's robocop dog will keep an eye on your home

Sony's puppy-sized robot dog aibo, equipped with cameras, artificial intelligence and internet capability, can now remotely check up on family members, children or even pets, the Japanese electronics giant said Wednesday.
Source: AFP | 2019/1/23 22:08:42

Transit worker's Peppa Pig figures bring smiles to his passengers

A bus ticket taker on a local bus in Central China is warming the hearts of passengers – and thousands more online – by handing out colorful cartoon figurine of Peppa Pig he makes out of dough.
Source: Global Times | 2019/1/23 21:58:41

Dog leads ambulance to passed-out owner

Paramedics driving their ambulance down a narrow street on an emergency call suddenly realized the dog running in front of them was leading them to their patient who had passed out.
Source: Global Times | 2019/1/23 21:53:40

Grammy nominee blasts designers for dubbing her 'too big' to dress

An American pop star up for Best New Artist at next month's Grammys says she's struggling to find a dress for the ceremony, with designers calling her “too big.”
Source: AFP | 2019/1/23 20:48:42

Blue Origin set for 10th test flight

Blue Origin, the rocket company headed by Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, is poised to launch the 10th test flight of its unmanned New Shepard rocket on Wednesday as it competes with Virgin Galactic to become the first to carry tourists on brief visits to space.
Source: AFP | 2019/1/23 20:48:42

Google's Nest camera hacked broadcasts hoax nuclear attack alert to terrified family

Nest urged owners of its security cameras Tuesday to use enhanced authentication to thwart hackers, after one terrified a family with a hoax nuclear missile attack.
Source: AFP | 2019/1/23 20:48:41

Company offers extra holidays for single women

A performing arts company in East China is giving its single, 30-and-over female employees some extra days off during the Spring Festival holiday in the hope that they can find a mate, leading to an online storm from men in the same age range and relationship status.
Source: Global Times | 2019/1/22 18:06:21

Bank told to replace gold with beer

The Bank of England (BoE) was asked to consider moving the gold bars from its vaults so that a pub can move in during a hearing before a parliament spending watchdog.
Source: Reuters | 2019/1/22 17:58:41

Dads get life lesson during exam with their kids

Dads in Southeast China took mock exams at a primary school with their kids and barely managed a passing grade, showing that some fathers have some way to go in better understanding their children.
Source: Global Times | 2019/1/22 17:58:41

Baghdad bikers aim to unite Iraqis, forbid members to discuss politics

Roaring along Baghdad's highways, the "Iraq Bikers" are doing more than showing off their love of outsized motorcycles and black leather: they want their shared enthusiasm to help heal Iraq's deep sectarian rifts.
Source: Reuters | 2019/1/22 17:58:40

Tokyo metro tries to ease rush hour congestion with meals for early commuters

One of Tokyo's most crowded subway lines has a plan to ease congestion even if it means giving commuters a bit of indigestion: it's offering free food during rush hour.
Source: AFP | 2019/1/22 17:58:40

Amusement park offers 'regret pill' for faint of heart

An amusement park that features a giant swing that hurls people over a hundreds-meter-high cliff in Southwest China's Chongqing Municipality is offering "regret medicine" allowing riders who lose their nerve to stop the launch of the swing.
Source: Global Times | 2019/1/21 17:38:39

Addict tells cops dealer tricked him

An apparently delusional drug addict went to the police to complain about his drug dealer in East China, demanding the cops to help him get a refund for the fake crystal meth he was sold.
Source: Global Times | 2019/1/21 17:16:51

Mourinho admits he hid in laundry to skirt ban

Manchester United's former coach Jose Mourinho admitted Saturday that he hid in a laundry basket during a two-match ban so he could sneak into the dressing room to give a team-talk before a Champions League match.
Source: AFP | 2019/1/21 17:14:10