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Gaza Strip zoo declaws lion cub

A zoo in the war-battered Palestinian enclave of Gaza is being accused of cruelty to animals after it declawed a lion to allow visitors to play with it.
Source: AFP | 2019/2/14 18:08:42

Google investing billions in US operations

Google said Wednesday it will invest $13 billion in US data centers and offices this year as the internet giant continues its rapid expansion across the country.
Source: AFP | 2019/2/14 18:08:40

Dog breaks man's back in welcome-home leap from rooftop

A Husky was so excited to see its owner return home, it leaped off the roof of their two-storied house breaking the man's back on Saturday.
Source: Global Times | 2019/2/14 17:58:41

Young son bursts into tears when mom turns down attempt to buy diamond ring

A video of ten-year-old boy's attempt to use money he received from gifts at Spring Festival to buy his mother a diamond ring, pulled the heart strings of people in the jewelry store and online.
Source: Global Times | 2019/2/14 17:53:41

Will you still love him if your idol grows a beard?

Should men grow it or mow it? This is the latest question taking up space in some people's minds on China's social media as they debate which is sexier, a bearded or a clean shaven man.
Source: Global Times | 2019/2/14 17:53:40

By 2080, Washington DC climate may feel like Deep South

In a single generation, climate patterns will shift hundreds of kilometers in the United States, according to a study tracking the northward drift of hotter climes brought on by climate change and global warming.
Source: AFP | 2019/2/13 18:08:40

Italian anti-mafia author Saviano won't be 'intimidated' by threat to revoke his bodyguards

Italian anti-mafia author Roberto Saviano said Tuesday he would not allow himself to be "intimidated" by his country's far-right interior minister, who has threatened to revoke his police protection.
Source: AFP | 2019/2/13 18:08:40

Handsome men turned beautiful

A number of Chinese men with longish hair and smallish facial features are surrendering their masculinity during fun makeovers that are turning them pretty.
Source: Global Times | 2019/2/13 18:03:41

Employees queue for hours for token red packet, chance to meet the boss

Some 10,000 Tencent employees in South China's Shenzhen on Tuesday lined up - many of them camping out overnight - to receive a token post-Spring Festival bonus, and a chance to meet the company's famous boss.
Source: Global Times | 2019/2/13 18:03:40

China's heaviest man loses weight, gains height

China's heaviest man has not only lost 142 kilograms since undergoing stomach surgery six months ago, he now stands taller and takes a smaller shoe size.
Source: Global Times | 2019/2/13 17:58:40

SoftBank fund pumps huge investment in self-driving delivery vehicles

A Silicon Valley startup working on self-driving delivery vehicles on Monday announced nearly a billion dollars in fresh funding from the SoftBank Vision Fund.
Source: AFP | 2019/2/12 17:53:41

Adopting 100-year-old olive trees breathes new life into Spanish village

"They're over 500 years old," says Sira Plana proudly as she points to Oliete's olive groves, many of which are thriving now thanks to an adoption scheme that has prevented this northeastern Spanish village from dying out.
Source: AFP | 2019/2/12 17:53:40

Police adopt sci-fi movie's futuristic traffic safety tip

Traffic police departments in China are showing they have a sense of humor by adopting a traffic safety tip from the blockbuster sci-fi movie The Wandering Earth.
Source: Global Times | 2019/2/12 17:48:41

Husky makes a mess of cop shop

Police in Central China's Hunan Province thought they were doing the right thing by taking in a young lost Husky but later dubbed the dog a saboteur after it chewed up files and made a mess of their office.
Source: Global Times | 2019/2/12 17:38:40

God of Wealth doesn't go over well as a Transformer

Guan Yu, the ancient Chinese god of wealth, who is often depicted in paintings as a fierce warrior with a long beard and even bigger sword, has been turned into a giant statue of a Transformer in Central China's Hubei Province.
Source: Global Times | 2019/2/12 17:23:40

Thousands gather to celebrate Chinese New Year in London

London hosted on Sunday one of the largest Chinese New Year celebrations outside Asia, drawing tens of thousands of visitors to the heart of the British capital to share the joy.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/2/11 18:03:25

Australia competition watchdog calls for tough rules to curb power of Google, Facebook

The head of Australia's competition watchdog warned Monday that tough new regulation of tech giants like Google and Facebook was needed to protect the future of independent journalism.
Source: AFP | 2019/2/11 18:03:23

Fugitives praying for good fortune get arrested at Buddhist temple

Two fugitives who went to pray at the Dabei Buddhist Temple in North China's Tianjin Municipality during the Spring Festival on Tuesday were nabbed by local police after facial recognition software picked them out of the crowd of thousands of worshippers.
Source: Global Times | 2019/2/11 18:03:21