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New forensic tests suggest Shroud of Turin is fake

A new high-tech forensic study of the blood flows on the Shroud of Turin, the mysterious linen some Christians believe is Jesus' burial cloth, is the latest analysis to suggest that it is most likely a mediaeval fake.
Source: Reuters | 2018/7/19 20:13:40

Soldiers do battle with summer mosquito swarms in Xinjiang

Swarms of mosquitoes have returned to a region in Northwest China that are more than merely bugging locals and frontier troops - they pose serious health risks.
Source: Global Times | 2018/7/19 20:13:40

Naked woman detained after biting man's face in zombie subway attack

A woman was detained after she attacked a man in a subway, gnawing on his face before stripping naked in an apparent mental breakdown.
Source: Global Times | 2018/7/19 20:13:39

Nutella gets 'red card' in Germany

German MPs have blasted a World Cup promotion by Nutella chocolate spread, after they worked out people would have to scoff almost 16 kilos of the sugary treat to earn a soccer ball.
Source: AFP | 2018/7/19 20:08:40

Chinese diners spend 86 hours a year waiting for tables: app data

Chinese spend an average 86 hours annually waiting for tables at restaurants, with people living in Shanghai waiting the longest, a recent study shows.
Source: Global Times | 2018/7/19 20:08:40

School says sorry for poster likened to porn advert

One of the largest universities in Finland has apologized for a poster promoting a China exchange program after it sparked outrage online over claims it resembles a porn site ad.
Source: Global Times | 2018/7/18 20:23:40

Jupiter's moons include 'wrong-way driver'

Astronomers on Tuesday announced the discovery of 10 more moons of Jupiter, bringing to 79 the number known to be circling the giant gas planet, including one "wrong-way driver" that appears destined to crash into other moons sharing its orbital highway.
Source: Reuters | 2018/7/18 20:23:40

China opens its first 'AI police kiosk'

China's first AI police kiosk was officially opened for service on Wednesday in Fujian Province.
Source: Global Times | 2018/7/18 20:23:40

College computer student hacks school computer to change grades

A university computer student in South China is in hot water for using his skills to hack into his school's system and change his grades.
Source: Global Times | 2018/7/18 20:23:40

Dying to Survive helps factory thrive

A Chinese leukemia survivor has seen a surge in orders at his factory following the success of a movie that chronicles his courageous real-life story
Source: Global Times | 2018/7/18 20:23:40

Spanish bid for gender neutral constitution sparks row

Spain's Socialist government is seeking to erase gender bias in the constitution but the head of the Royal Spanish Academy, the custodian of the language, on Monday said the plan was unworkable.
Source: AFP | 2018/7/17 20:18:39

Driver who killed 4 in crash sees crowdfunding page shut down by site

A crowdfunding account created by a driver seeking financial support after causing a fatal car crash was shut down by the site.
Source: Global Times | 2018/7/17 20:13:40

From Wi-Fi to AI: Shenzhen's first 'smart road' is on the way

A road in South China's Shenzhen is getting the city's first smart makeover, which will include everything from free Wi-Fi to AI traffic monitoring.
Source: Global Times | 2018/7/17 20:13:40

Annual swan count gets underway

An 800-year-old tradition of counting the swans owned by Britain's Queen Elizabeth started on Monday, an annual ceremony of "swan upping" that in modern times has become a means of wildlife conservation.
Source: Reuters | 2018/7/17 20:13:40

Solo voyager sailing makeshift raft on Yangtze stopped by cops

A man who had been navigating the Yangtze River on a wooden raft with plans to cross China was stopped by police out of concern for his safety.
Source: Global Times | 2018/7/17 20:13:39

Feel the burn

A woman undergoes a traditional Chinese moxibustion treatment at a hospital in Changzhou, East China's Jiangsu Province on Tuesday. Photo: IC
Source: IC | 2018/7/17 20:08:39

Do not feed noodles to the monkeys: Beijing Zoo

For years the Beijing Zoo has been struggling to stop visitors from feeding noodles to its monkeys - and keepers say it's affecting their health.
Source: Global Times | 2018/7/16 20:18:41

US police leave woman's arrest up to coin toss

Two police officers in the US state of Georgia have been suspended after they used a coin toss to decide whether to arrest a 24-year-old motorist they stopped for speeding, police said.
Source: Reuters | 2018/7/16 20:18:40