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Young crocodile, 2 pythons stolen from Australian zoo

A crocodile and two pythons have been stolen from a reptile zoo in Australia's capital city.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/7/20 20:11:01

Spellbinding artifacts

Visitors view ancient artifacts at an exhibition titled Liangzhu and Ancient China: 5,000 years of civilization, being held at the Palace Museum in Beijing on Tuesday.
Source: IC | 2019/7/17 17:03:41

Captured eclipse

A composite photo shows all the phases of a partial lunar eclipse over a residential community in Kuqa county, Northwest China's Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, on Wednesday.
Source: IC | 2019/7/17 17:03:40

Australian chef opens hot pot burger shop in spicy city

An Australian chef in Southwest China's Chongqing Municipality has opened a burger shop that sells a Western favorite adapted for local tastes: a hot pot burger.
Source: Global Times | 2019/7/14 19:43:40

Statue on Slovenia's Melania tourist trail leads to divided opinion

After Melania cake, Melania honey, and even Melania slippers, the Slovenian hometown of the US first lady will now boast a statue of its most famous daughter – albeit one that has faced decidedly mixed reviews.
Source: AFP | 2019/7/11 18:15:11

Animals shelter at flooded airport

Heavy rains in East China's Fujian Province turned a local airport into a temporary shelter for waterlogged wild animals and provided employees with a feast of a huge fish.
Source: Global Times | 2019/7/11 18:15:10

New Zealand PM's neighbor lets cat out of the bag

A guilt-ridden neighbor of New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern revealed Wednesday that he was responsible for accidentally killing the nation's “First Cat” Paddles while reversing out of his driveway.
Source: AFP | 2019/7/11 18:15:10

Inept forger's counterfeit cash didn't fool anyone

A 24-year-old man who is color blind has been sent to prison for making counterfeit cash that was so badly forged he apparently never even attempted to use it.
Source: Global Times | 2019/7/11 18:15:09

Teen pees in elevator causing sparks to fly, pissing off residents

A boy may have reached a new repugnant low by urinating in elevator and causing the lift's control panel to short circuit, spewing a shower of sparks that frightened a building resident.
Source: Global Times | 2019/7/11 18:15:09

Russian comedy duo's prank on North Macedonia PM causes scandal

Two Russian pranksters famous for hoax phone calls have tricked North Macedonia's prime minister into seemingly agreeing to pay a bribe and accusing Russia of having “many spies” in the Balkans.
Source: AFP | 2019/7/10 19:18:07

Sheep shearers flock to the worlds

Sheep shearing experts flocked to a small town in the French countryside on July 4 for the opening of the annual world championship, a four-day event held for the first time on French soil.
Source: AFP | 2019/7/10 19:17:51

Invading pet ants seized

Chinese customs has seized a dozen giant ants and 10 ant eggs found in a package mailed from Australia that were supposed to be exotic pets but have been determined to be an invasive species that could have threatened the country's ecological balance. The ants, found alive in test tubes, are native only to Australia, the Xinhua News Agency reported on Tuesday.
Source: Global Times | 2019/7/10 19:17:32

Large woman attempts social media 'live' kiss, ends up being detained

“Oh my! Oh! What are you doing?” a frightened man in East China's Anhui Province shouts after a very large woman runs up behind the unsuspecting man, wraps her arm around his head and attempts to kiss him.
Source: Global Times | 2019/7/10 19:17:13

Israel embassy in Brazil mocked over lunch photo

A bungled attempt to alter a photo of Israel's ambassador to Brazil apparently enjoying a lobster lunch with President Jair Bolsonaro has been ridiculed on social media, where users accused the embassy of censoring the non-kosher shellfish.
Source: AFP | 2019/7/9 20:35:09

No traffic tickets for motorists who stopped on a bridge to prevent suicide

A woman who attempted to commit suicide by jumping off a bridge was saved by motorists who will not be fined for illegally stopping on the overpass, said police in Wenzhou, East China's Zhejiang Province.
Source: Global Times | 2019/7/9 20:34:48

School girl attacked for wearing Japanese uniform

A video showing school girls in Southwest China's Sichuan Province slapping and kicking their schoolmate for wearing clothes that look like the Japanese high school uniform, has outraged netizens.
Source: Global Times | 2019/7/9 20:08:41

Eccentric US millionaire McAfee plans presidential run... from Cuba

After making a fortune with his early antivirus software, then being caught up in murder and drugs cases in Belize, US millionaire John McAfee has now added a new chapter to his tumultuous life story: from a yacht in Havana harbor, he says he is running for the US presidency.
Source: AFP | 2019/7/8 18:23:32

Brussels mayor joins hunt for stolen bike at Tour de France

Thieves in Brussels early Sunday made off with a very special bike with even the city mayor enlisted in the hunt to find it.
Source: AFP | 2019/7/8 18:23:15