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Farmer accuses motorcycle-riding tourists of traumatizing his mule

Tourists in Hebei Province's grasslands compensated a local farmer who insisted their noisy motorcycles had scared his mule and left it injured.
Source: Global Times | 2017/8/23 20:13:40

Drone at airport closes runways

A Central China airport closed its runways and flights were delayed after a drone was spotted flying in the area.
Source: Global Times | 2017/8/23 20:13:39

Five arrested for photo outside Shanghai war memorial dressed in WWII-era Japanese army uniforms

Police in Shanghai have detained a group of Chinese men who posed for a photo dressed up in WWII-era Japanese military uniforms outside a memorial for a historic battle during the anti-Japanese war.
Source: Global Times | 2017/8/23 20:13:39

Piercing pets: Acupuncture for cats and dogs in China

Pet owners in China are turning to acupuncture to help soothe the aches and pains of their beloved cats and dogs.
Source: Reuters | 2017/8/23 20:08:40

Saudi police detain teen for dancing in the street

Saudi police said on Tuesday they had detained a 14-year-old boy who was filmed dancing to the 1990s hit song "Macarena" at a street crossing in the coastal city of Jeddah, in a clip that was widely shared on social media.
Source: Reuters | 2017/8/23 20:08:40

Proud father’s humble brag about son’s acceptance to uni goes viral

The proud father of a new Tsinghua University student has earned some celebrity status online for a sign he posted outside his shop.
Source: Global Times | 2017/8/22 19:08:39

Dutch build world’s biggest bike parking lot

The city of Utrecht, the Netherlands opened on Monday what it said would be the world's largest parking garage for bikes with room for 12,500 once completed next year.
Source: Reuters | 2017/8/22 19:03:40

US teen pleads guilty to ‘Slender Man’ stabbing

One of two girls accused with stabbing a friend inspired by a fictitious Internet character pleaded guilty to a reduced attempted homicide charge Monday in a Wisconsin court.
Source: AFP | 2017/8/22 19:03:40

India bans Islamic instant divorce

India's top court on Tuesday banned a controversial Islamic practice that allows men to divorce their wives instantly, ending a long tradition that many Muslim women had fiercely opposed.
Source: AFP | 2017/8/22 19:03:40

Man who ignored ‘Do Not Feed Bears’ signs at Beijing park bit by bear

A man was bit by a black bear at a Beijing wildlife park on Friday after he rolled down his car window to feed it.
Source: Global Times | 2017/8/22 19:03:40

Rare white koala born at Australian zoo

A rare white koala joey has been welcomed at a zoo in Australia on Tuesday, prompting thousands of Australians around the country to suggest names for the cuddly creature.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/22 13:31:19

‘Strongly-worded’ sign on city bus sparks outrage

A Wuhan bus company got controversy rolling on social media over a "strongly-worded" sign forbidding the physically infirm from using the second level of a double-decker bus.
Source: Global Times | 2017/8/21 19:23:40

Malaysia apologizes for flag blunder at games

Malaysia apologized on Sunday for the upside-down printing of Indonesia's flag in the souvenir guidebook for the Southeast Asia Games, which officials said is being withdrawn and reprinted.
Source: Reuters | 2017/8/21 19:23:40

Civil servant caught working second job while on sick leave

A civil servant in Hubei Province has resigned after it was revealed for the past two years he was pulling paychecks as a restaurant manager while on paid sick leave, media reported.
Source: Global Times | 2017/8/21 19:23:40

Colombia’s Catholic church holds mall ‘confession’

A shopping center northwest of Bogota became an unlikely confessional Sunday, as part of an event by Colombia's Catholic church ahead of next month's visit by Pope Francis.
Source: AFP | 2017/8/21 19:23:39

City combats stress with ‘Lazy Day’

Colombians in the city of Itagui hauled mattresses and hammocks into the streets Sunday to mark the annual "World Laziness Day," a quirky effort to urge overstressed workers to slow down.
Source: AFP | 2017/8/21 19:23:39

Woman finds long lost diamond ring in garden

An elderly Canadian woman has recovered a diamond engagement ring she lost 13 years ago, after it turned up this week on a carrot pulled from her old garden.
Source: AFP | 2017/8/20 19:28:40

South Korea’s ‘Poop School’ to change name

A South Korean elementary school whose name means "shit" has decided to adopt a more fragrant moniker, school officials said Friday.
Source: AFP | 2017/8/20 19:28:39