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Smart canteens: Sichuan students use wristbands to pay for lunch

Students at a local school in Southwest China's Sichuan Province are enjoying "smart canteens,'' whereby with a smart wristband, they can purchase meals with only a swipe.
Source: Global Times | 2017/10/19 21:08:40

New York police round up wandering bull

New York City police wrangled a cow on the loose in a Brooklyn park on Tuesday after the animal became a spectacle for tourists and New Yorkers alike as it roamed around the city.
Source: Reuters | 2017/10/19 21:08:40

Video of a 100kg on-the-loose pig roaming around inside a highway tunnel goes viral

Footage published by Pear Video showing an escaped pig inside a highway tunnel in East China's Jiangxi Province went viral on Sunday.
Source: Global Times | 2017/10/19 21:08:39

Bidding with bitcoin, a world first

Italian auction house Sant'Agostino said Wednesday bidders at its next sale will be able to settle up in bitcoin, a world first according to the auctioneers.
Source: AFP | 2017/10/19 21:08:39

Rich man to transform passenger jets into hotel, restaurant to boost local tourism

A wealthy man in Central China's Henan Province bought two passenger planes for 8 million yuan ($1.2 million) on October 12 so he can transform one into a hotel and the other into a restaurant.
Source: Global Times | 2017/10/19 21:03:40

Witness gives evidence via WeChat for first time

For the first time, a court witness on Tuesday gave evidence remotely via WeChat.
Source: Global Times | 2017/10/18 23:38:39

Scariest English sites unveiled

Hearing unexplained screams and children's laughter, English Heritage staff Tuesday published a list of their 10 scariest landmarks in England as Halloween approaches.
Source: AFP | 2017/10/18 23:33:40

Floor plan of small zigzag-shaped apartment goes viral; netizens discuss its controversial price tag

The floor plan of a small apartment in East China's Shanghai has gone viral over its unique layout, Qianjiang Evening News reported Monday.
Source: Global Times | 2017/10/18 23:33:40

Forget records, Cavendish’s daughter wants flowers

Mark Cavendish revealed at Tuesday's Tour de France 2018 route presentation that his bid to reach Eddy Merckx's record of 34 stage wins comes second to the flowers winners get on the podium, at least for his daughter.
Source: AFP | 2017/10/18 23:33:40

Dongyang takeout delivery worker earns more than 16k yuan in just one month

In Dongyang, East China's Zhejiang Province, a takeout delivery guy can complete an average of 120 takeout deliveries every day, with an average monthly income of 16,000 yuan ($2,421)
Source: Global Times | 2017/10/18 23:33:39

Robot masseuse gets to work

A robot masseuse named Emma is offering Singaporeans high-tech back rubs with a gigantic metal arm and warm silicone tips which its creators say perfectly mimic the human touch.
Source: AFP | 2017/10/17 20:38:40

Tourist loses it on video after dropping her phone in lake

A woman aboard a cruise ship in Southwest China's Yunnan Province had to be restrained after she dropped her phone into a lake and attempted to jump in after it Saturday.
Source: Global Times | 2017/10/17 20:38:40

Copyright restored to poor family of Australian Aboriginal artist

The impoverished family of Australia's most famous Aboriginal artist, Albert Namatjira, has been given copyright to his works after years of fruitless campaigning triggered the intervention of a philanthropist.
Source: Reuters | 2017/10/17 20:38:40

Mother seeks compensation over son’s shopping cart injury

A mother is seeking compensation from a Zhejiang Province supermarket after her 2-year-old son was hurt when the shopping cart he was sitting in flipped while on an escalator.
Source: Global Times | 2017/10/17 20:38:39

Hit-and-run driver spends 160k yuan to buy back own vehicle

A driver in South China is in police custody after he slammed into an e-bike carrying two and dragged it for hundreds of meters before speeding off.
Source: Global Times | 2017/10/17 20:38:39

Vietnam woman gives birth to 7 kg baby

A Vietnamese mother had the shock of her life when her newborn son weighed in at a whopping 7.1 kilograms, one of the heaviest births ever reported in the Southeast Asian nation.
Source: AFP | 2017/10/16 20:58:40

Chartered flight carries 66 giraffes from Africa to China

Sixty-six giraffes arrived in Central China's Henan Province in the early hours of Sunday, on a chartered flight from Johannesburg, South Africa, according to local sources.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/10/16 20:58:39

Grill run by doctors gets visit from Lancet editor

A barbecue joint in Beijing named after the medical journal The Lancet got a surprise visit when the publication chief editor stopped in for a bite.
Source: Global Times | 2017/10/16 20:58:39