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Harry Potter, mugwumps and a man called Boris dominate first week of electioneering in Britain

The first full week of campaigning ahead of Britain's June 8 snap general election has ended with the headlines being dominated by a quirky insult hurtled by foreign secretary Boris Johnson at main opposition leader, Labour's Jeremy Corbyn.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/4/30 9:05:33

Sex lives of wild pandas revealed

Love is in the air for Sichuan's wild pandas, and experts have been watching - in the dark.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/4/27 19:38:41

Enormous "pet" crocodile found alive after house fire in Australia's north

A gigantic, four-meter-long saltwater crocodile, which is kept as a pet by an Australian in Darwin, has survived a house fire which gutted its owner's house.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/4/28 11:51:33

What’s hot on Sina Weibo

Are you up on what the hundreds of millions of Chinese netizens are talking about? Take a moment and get the rundown of what's hot, what's trending, and what's drawing the most buzz on the Chinese blogosphere.
Source: Global Times | 2017/4/27 19:38:41

No end in sight for Japan ‘crisps crisis’

Legions of Japanese crisps addicts are suffering and it doesn't look like they'll be getting their full fix anytime soon.
Source: AFP | 2017/4/27 19:33:41

Rivers of blood orange: Juice floods Russian town

Russian authorities on Wednesday were probing an accident at a beverage factory that saw fruit juice flood the streets of a town south of Moscow.
Source: AFP | 2017/4/27 19:33:41

Georgian man finds stranded bear cub, takes him to... the Parliament

It's not only Russia where the bears walk the streets. An unusual visitor showed up in the office of the Georgian Parliament in Tbilisi on April 25. A small brown bear cub was brought to the parliament by a man who stumbled upon the animal on a road near Tbilisi.
Source: Sputniknews | 2017/4/27 15:05:39

Man asks cop to help him push freshly stolen e-bike

A Zhengzhou man who asked a plainclothes cop for help pushing a stolen e-bike is now in police custody.
Source: Global Times | 2017/4/26 19:38:41

Tinder to help rare rhino get lucky

The world's last male northern white rhino has joined the Tinder dating app as wildlife experts make a last-chance breeding effort to keep his species alive.
Source: AP | 2017/4/26 19:38:40

Chinese social media wants to shuck away Denmark’s ‘oyster invasion’

A Danish embassy post on Sina Weibo about how the nation's southwestern coast is infested with oysters has proven to be a pearl of a PR move.
Source: Global Times | 2017/4/26 19:38:40

Chinese model claims she was denied entry to US on suspicion of prostitution

A Chinese woman alleged she was denied entry to the US early this month because border officials believed her to be a sex worker.
Source: Global Times | 2017/4/26 19:38:40

Drone maker offers 1m yuan reward for rogue pilots

A major Chinese drone manufacturer is offering a 1 million yuan ($145,200) reward for help tracking down the drone pilots who have been repeatedly flying unmanned craft around a Sichuan Province airport.
Source: Global Times | 2017/4/26 19:33:43

Woman lives with needle in liver for 23 years

A Jiangxi Province woman complaining of back pain wasn't so shocked when doctors discovered a needle that had been lodged in her liver for 23 years.
Source: Global Times | 2017/4/25 19:08:39

Man digs up his own ancestors’ graves to rob them: cops

A Chongqing man was detained for trying to loot the graves of his own long-dead ancestors.
Source: Global Times | 2017/4/25 19:08:39

Upward mobility has fallen sharply in US: study

In a sign of the fading American Dream, 92 percent of children born in 1940 earned more than their parents, but only half of those born in 1984 can say the same, researchers said Monday.
Source: AFP | 2017/4/25 19:03:39

Australia police stop driver, 12, on epic car journey

A 12-year-old boy trying to drive from coast-to-coast through the vast Australian outback was stopped by traffic police more than a thousand kilometers into the epic road trip, authorities said Sunday.
Source: AFP | 2017/4/24 20:23:40

Woman, 84, rescued after being trapped in mud overnight

An 84-year-old woman was rescued after being buried to her neck in thick mud for more than 20 hours.
Source: Global Times | 2017/4/24 20:23:40

Firefighters investigating gas leak discover stink coming from durian fruit

Firefighters in Nanjing, Jiangsu Province who were called to an apartment complex on a suspected gas leak instead found the sulfurous smell was coming from a family chowing down on a notoriously stinky durian fruit.
Source: Global Times | 2017/4/24 20:23:40