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When word of mouth is as good as a Michelin star

Waiters at a cheap and cheerful restaurant in central France have been worked off their feet since the eatery earned a coveted Michelin star... by mistake, Le Parisien reported Friday.
Source: AFP | 2017/2/20 18:53:39

Thimble dropped from Monopoly board game

New versions of Monopoly will no longer give players the option of using a tiny silver-colored thimble as their pawn on the board, after fans voted to drop the piece that had featured in the game since its introduction in 1935.
Source: Reuters | 2017/2/20 18:53:39

Man forgets wallet at police station, ends up with cop’s mobile phone

What started as a trip to pay off traffic tickets turned into a comedy of errors for one absent-minded man who visited a police station in Shijiazhuang, Hebei Province.
Source: Global Times | 2017/2/20 18:48:40

Man asks cops for lost drugs back

A suspected drug dealer who lost a bag full of heroin and bundles of cash was arrested in Nanjing, Jiangsu Province after he asked police about his missing bag.
Source: Global Times | 2017/2/20 18:48:40

China’s movie theaters are watching you

Moviegoers in China apparently aren't the only ones doing the watching in theaters.
Source: Global Times | 2017/2/20 18:48:39

TV pundit hits right note after anthem mix-up

A Russian TV commentator rushed to the rescue to sing the right national anthem when organizers played the wrong tune during a medals ceremony at the world biathlon championships on Saturday.
Source: AFP | 2017/2/19 19:03:40

Olympics: French collective to sue Paris bid over ‘Trump language’

A collective of associations aimed at preserving the French language will legally challenge the Paris 2024 Olympic bid slogan for using "the language of Donald Trump", their lawyer said on Friday.
Source: AFP | 2017/2/19 19:03:39

Man returns 9,300 yuan after couple leaves it in ATM

A good Samaritan in Chongqing alerted police after he found a total 9,300 yuan ($1,354) left in an ATM at his local bank.
Source: Global Times | 2017/2/19 19:03:39

‘Good grade’ deposits a bad idea

A middle school teacher in Chengdu, Sichuan Province is being investigated by local education authorities for collecting cash deposits from students that she planned to dock if they got bad grades.
Source: Global Times | 2017/2/19 18:58:39

300-year-old Qing Dynasty document kept safe on farm

Some things you’d expect to find on a farm. A 17th century document in a near-dead language is not one of them.
Source: Global Times | 2017/2/19 18:58:39

Olympic panda Cobi dies at age 25

Cobi, a giant panda named after the mascot of the 1992 Barcelona Olympic Games, died this month at the age of 25 at a zoo in Chengdu, capital of southwest China's Sichuan Province.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/2/17 7:39:13

lndia sets anthem-singing record amid nationalist tide

Half a million Indians have set a new world record by performing a mass rendition of their national anthem, as patriotic sentiment rises under a nationalist government.
Source: AFP | 2017/2/16 19:38:40

Zoo welcomes cockroach ‘Tom Brady’

Fans of American football team the Atlanta Falcons no doubt were calling Tom Brady all sorts of names after this month's Super Bowl, and now the city has a cockroach named after the New England quarterback.
Source: Reuters | 2017/2/16 19:33:40

Dad desperate to be son’s friend takes out full-page ad declaring bromance

A father in Hangzhou wants to be best buds with his son so much that he paid for a full page in a local newspaper to declare their new relationship.
Source: Global Times | 2017/2/16 19:33:39

What’s hot on Sina Weibo

Police in Northwest China’s Shaanxi Province are investigating an horrendous assault against a primary school student after his principal stabbed him in the face 17 times with a pen.
Source: Global Times | 2017/2/16 19:28:40

Washington's National Zoo kicks off events to send off Giant Panda Bao Bao

The Smithsonian's National Zoo on Wednesday kicked off a series of public events as it prepared to send off Giant Panda Bao Bao back to China.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/2/16 13:57:05

World-famous Australian dog that saved penguin colony from extinction dies

An Australian dog that gained international fame by guarding a colony of penguins has died at age 15.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/2/16 9:57:14

F is for fat: Students graded in post-holiday weigh-in

A junior high school in Sichuan Province set off heavy debate Tuesday after it forced select students to step on scales to see whether they put on weight over Spring Festival.
Source: Global Times | 2017/2/15 20:03:39