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Baby on board: Woman gives birth to boy on Paris train

A woman gave birth on a Paris train on Monday, prompting the French capital's transport network to offer her newborn boy free rail travel until he turns 25.
Source: AFP | 2018/6/19 19:33:40

Swiss fans book hotel in wrong Russian Rostov

A group of Swiss World Cup fans booked a hotel in the wrong Russian city, confusing Rostov-on-Don where Switzerland played Brazil on Sunday, with Rostov Veliky, 1,281 kilometers away
Source: AFP | 2018/6/19 19:33:39

China women's soccer squad gets social media shout out during World Cup Russia

News about the China women's national soccer team winning a spot in the FIFA Women's World Cup France 2019 has once again kicked up attention on Sina Weibo.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/19 19:28:40

Pair gets prison for posing as cops

Two men in Northwest China who for nearly a year managed to impersonate police officers - despite a hit and run with a real squad car - have been sentenced.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/19 19:28:39

Smuggler stopped with over 6,000 memory cards taped to her chest, crotch

A woman was caught with more than 6,000 memory cards strapped to her torso after she tried to smuggle them into the Chinese mainland from Hong Kong.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/19 19:23:40

Mexicans jubilant over win trigger earthquake sensors

Mexicans jumping in jubilation on Sunday shook the ground hard enough to set off earthquake detectors and throngs danced in the streets after their team scored a surprise victory over World Cup defending champion Germany.
Source: Reuters | 2018/6/18 18:48:39

'Stay Calm': Police in China warn against spike in suicide attempts after matches

Police are issuing warnings against a possible spike in suicide attempts during the ongoing World Cup that may correlate with gambling on matches.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/18 18:43:40

Germany's team photos win hearts in China despite loss to Mexico

While most Germany soccer fans were caught off guard by the returning champ's 0:1 loss to Mexico on Sunday, that hasn't deterred Chinese Net users from cooing over the players' sense of fashion.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/18 18:43:40

Winning predictions fall flat for Beijing's Forbidden City cats

Animals predicting match results have just become another beloved side show to the World Cup circus: famous soothsayers include Germany's Paul the Octopus, and current star in England, Mystic Marcus the pig.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/18 18:43:39

Raccoon conquers skyscraper; Americans breathe easier

America breathed a sigh of relief on Wednesday after a scruffy brown raccoon was captured safe and sound following a perilous climb up a skyscraper in the US state of Minnesota.
Source: AFP | 2018/6/14 19:58:40

Secret marriage between Taoist priest and nun stirs controversy

A leading Taoist priest and nun stirred controversy after it was revealed they had been secretly married for more than a decade and have a 15-year-old son together.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/14 19:58:40

Shenzhen police unleash 'Operation Tiger' to catch drunk drivers during World Cup

Shenzhen traffic police said they are going to keep a strict eye out for drunk drivers ahead of the FIFA World Cup.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/14 19:53:41

Man sentenced for embezzling millions to tip webcam girls

An East China accountant was sentenced to seven years for embezzling millions over a period of two years to spend on a number of webcam girls.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/14 19:53:41

Love-struck couple crosses globe taking wedding pics

Passersby cheered and cars honked as the couple in wedding clothes posed for pictures on the iconic Paulista Avenue of Brazil's Sao Paulo.
Source: AFP | 2018/6/14 19:53:40

Effigies hang over Central China construction site in back pay protest

Construction workers in Central China caught attention online Monday when they hung effigies in work gear and hardhats outside their work site as part of a protest over wages.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/13 19:58:40

Dollar picks up ahead of Fed as stocks retreat

The dollar extended gains against its peers in Asian trade Wednesday as investors await a key Federal Reserve decision later in the day, but most equity markets dipped.
Source: AFP | 2018/6/13 19:48:40

Austria mulls migrant reception centers outside EU

Austria is discussing with other EU states the possibility of setting up reception centers for migrants outside the EU, Chancellor Sebastian Kurz said.
Source: AFP | 2018/6/13 19:48:40

Phony German soccer star spotted in Shanghai ahead of World Cup

A man posing as German soccer star Mesut Özil was called out on social media after he made a public appearance in Shanghai just days before the World Cup kicked off in Russia today.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/13 19:43:41