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Snakes bar Liberian President Weah from office for five days

Liberian President George Weah has been barred from his office for five days by two black snakes that slithered into the building this week, authorities said Friday.
Source: AFP | 2019/4/21 15:58:40

Old lady 'comes back to life' after police mistakenly declare her dead

An elderly woman in Northeast China got the shock of her life after she was informed that local police had declared her dead five years ago, but has now "come back to life" after paying for re-registration.
Source: Global Times | 2019/4/21 15:58:39

First-ever anger room proves a hit with stressed out Beijingers

Beijing's first "anger room," which allows people to release their stress by smashing beer bottles, TVs or even mannequins, has proved a smash with customers.
Source: Global Times | 2019/4/21 15:53:39

Armed forces training program reveals secrets of 'mission impossible'

A professional program that focuses on training construction equipment operators has attracted hundreds of armed forces members from ten provinces in recent days.
Source: Global Times | 2019/4/21 14:38:39

Woman claims cotton wool left in her nose half a year after nose job

A woman in Nanchang, East China's Jiangxi Province, found that a piece of cotton wool came out of her nose when she sneezed about half a year after getting a nose job at a local plastic surgery, but the clinic has refused to take responsibility.
Source: Global Times | 2019/4/21 13:48:39

Dorm mom turns master's student

Yuan Menyuan, 49, a dormitory staffer at Shanghai Jiaotong University is returning to university as a master's student at Guangxi University, while her son seeks the same degree at Fudan University.
Source: Global Times | 2019/4/18 18:38:40

Flight delayed after woman throws coins into jet engine, goes straight to jail

A superstitious woman, who threw coins into a jet engine in a delusionary prayer for a safe flight, will spend the next 10 days in detention.
Source: Global Times | 2019/4/18 18:28:40

Two years after writing a song, man serves two-week detention

A man from Southwest China was taken by authorities 1,700 kilometers back to his village to serve a two-week detention for lyrics he wrote two years ago that criticized local officials who were seen beating another man.
Source: Global Times | 2019/4/18 15:23:41

Police recognize suspect who posted a video on Tik Tok

Police in Southwest China say they have arrested a suspect after recognizing him in a video he posted on a social media platform on Monday.
Source: Global Times | 2019/4/18 15:23:40

Man says 'ni hao' to wild giant panda he met on the road

A postal worker in Northwest China encountered a wild giant panda on his way to work and after glaring at each other for seconds, the panda ran into the forest on Sunday.
Source: Global Times | 2019/4/18 14:58:40

Chinese chess buddies' unique twist starts cola war

A pair of young Chinese chess players added a new dimension to the challenging and ancient board game, leading millions of people on social media to ask, which tastes better, Coke or Pepsi?
Source: Global Times | 2019/4/17 19:08:41

Worker reveals double standard

A video contrasting the reliability of helmets worn by supervisors and underlings has sparked concerns over the safety of Chinese workers.
Source: Global Times | 2019/4/17 19:08:40

Panda park raises barrier after visitor touches cub

A visitor to a giant panda research park has received some heavy criticism after snapping a photo of her hand touching one of the bears, leading the park to raise barrier that separates people from pandas.
Source: Global Times | 2019/4/17 19:03:40

Giraffes reject zoo visitor's cash snack

Employees at a zoo in Southwest China are trying to figure out who and why a visitor threw nearly 10,000 yuan ($1,490) into the giraffe enclosure.
Source: Global Times | 2019/4/17 18:58:41

Teacher fails to dismiss class on time so boy calls emergency hot line

A primary school student called his local fire department seeking the phone number of the complaint department where he could sue his teacher on Friday.
Source: Global Times | 2019/4/17 18:53:41

Stinky tofu workers can't stand reek

An online shop that sells stinky tofu, a pungent traditional Chinese snack that can assault the nose from many meters away, is having trouble hiring workers even after offering a sweet salary.
Source: Global Times | 2019/4/16 18:56:28

Want this sales job? Learn to play Mahjong

A woman in Southwest China, who must have had job-interview-jitters, was surprised and delighted when she was required to play Mahjong during an interview for a sales manager position.
Source: Global Times | 2019/4/16 18:48:39

University bans perms, nail polish, short skirts and men in sandals

Chinese netizens slammed restrictions imposed on female college students that prohibit them from dyeing and perming their hair, and wearing nail polish and jewelry.
Source: Global Times | 2019/4/16 18:43:41