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Baby in critical condition after apple thrown from high-rise window strikes her head

An infant girl is in critical condition after she was hit by an apple dropped from a high-rise apartment building in Dongguan, Guangdong Province.
Source: Global Times | 2018/3/20 18:28:40

China uni denies using 'menses registry' to curb exercise excuses

A Central China university has denied reports that it was keeping tabs on students' menstrual cycles because too many women were using period cramps as an excuse for skipping out on mandatory morning jogs.
Source: Global Times | 2018/3/20 18:28:39

Briton given suspended sentence for Cambodia 'porno' pool party photos

British expatriate convicted of using "pornographic" photos to promote a pool party in Cambodia was given a one-year suspended prison sentence on Tuesday.
Source: AFP | 2018/3/20 17:38:40

World's last male northern white rhino dies in Kenya

The world's last male northern white rhino died at a conservancy in Kenya on Monday.
Source: Global Times | 2018/3/20 17:38:40

Sick air travelers most likely to infect next row: study

People who fly on airplanes while contagious can indeed get other people sick, but the risk is mainly to those seated next to them or in the adjacent row, US researchers said Monday.
Source: AFP | 2018/3/20 17:38:39

Lady chugs alcohol to beat rail rules

A woman stopped from taking her open jug of sweet wine on a train in Suzhou, Jiangsu Province did the only sensible thing - chug as much as she could.
Source: Global Times | 2018/3/19 18:43:40

Chinese customs catch man smuggling live ant colony for 'wine making'

Customs officials at a Chengdu airport were surely bugging out after they came across a suitcase containing a large ant colony previously destined to be made into medicinal wine.
Source: Global Times | 2018/3/19 18:43:39

Dog attacks 11 students on China university campus

Police in Anhui Province were forced to shoot and kill a stray dog after it attacked 11 people on a university campus Saturday.
Source: Global Times | 2018/3/19 18:33:40

Cat burglar caught playing with pet cat

A Zhejiang Province man has been arrested after breaking into an apartment multiple times to steal and visit with a house cat.
Source: Global Times | 2018/3/19 18:33:39

British inner-city teacher named world's best, wins $1 million prize

Briton Andria Zafirakou, who works in a school in one of the UK's poorest areas, on Sunday won the $1 million Global Teacher Prize for 2018 at a star-studded ceremony in Dubai.
Source: AFP | 2018/3/19 18:13:39

China campus cracks down on PDAs with camouflaged squads

A college in East China's Shandong seems to be going all-out in their crackdown on touchy-feely couples on campus using military-like monitors and threats of public shaming.
Source: Global Times | 2018/3/18 18:33:40

Car wash sets shining example by employing mentally challenged workers

A company in Shenzhen has been successfully giving the mentally challenged a chance to ear a living while learning life skills.
Source: Global Times | 2018/3/18 18:33:40

Stopped at subway security check, angry man dumps pet goldfish on floor

A man told he couldn't take his pet goldfish on a Henan Province subway expressed his rage by dumping them on the floor and leaving them to die.
Source: Global Times | 2018/3/18 18:33:40

Giant yellow duck goes missing off Australia

An Australian swimming club is appealing for ocean watchers to find their giant yellow inflatable duck Daphne, after the mascot was blown into the Indian Ocean with reported sightings hundreds of kilometers from where it was launched.
Source: AFP | 2018/3/18 18:33:39

Tons of garbage cleaned up from Galapagos coast

Officials at Ecuador's Galapagos National Park say they have collected 22 tons of garbage since January off the coasts of the pristine archipelago, some of it from as far away as Asia.
Source: AFP | 2018/3/18 18:28:39

Hotel greets guests with facial recognition kiosks

Being greeted by a human during a hotel check-in may soon become just as novel an experience as a self-service hotel is today. A budget hotel in Chengdu, Southwest China's Sichuan Province is using facial recognition tech as part of its automated, near staff-less operation, the first of its kind in the city, Kankan News reported.
Source: Global Times | 2018/3/15 18:28:40

800-year-old inscription reappear on Yangtze River stones

An ancient stone inscription dating back 800 years has reappeared in a section of the Yangtze River. Every March, low seasonal water levels reveal large boulders in a section of the river in Yibin, Sichuan Province that bear the 52-character inscription. Only 49 characters are still readable.
Source: Global Times | 2018/3/15 18:28:40

High school discourages dating ahead of gaokao with slogans

The war on dating in China's high schools has taken a number of forms, from separate boys' and girls' lunch areas to monitor-like "PDA police."
Source: Global Times | 2018/3/15 18:28:39