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One winning ticket in huge $1.5b US lotto jackpot

A single winning ticket sold in a tiny South Carolina town has been identified in a massive $1.5 billion Mega Millions US lottery jackpot, the second largest on record, organizers said Wednesday.
Source: AFP | 2018/10/25 19:32:47

Teen stopped riding bike against highway traffic tells cops he read map wrong

A teen stopped riding a bike against traffic on an East China highway told police he was attempting a 1,200-kilometer trip back home but read his phone's navigation app incorrectly.
Source: Global Times | 2018/10/24 19:13:43

Pregnant teacher fired illegally

A China court has ruled in favor of a kindergarten teacher after she was fired for becoming pregnant, the paper.cn reported Wednesday.
Source: Global Times | 2018/10/24 19:13:43

Kind-hearted city bus driver waits up for students

A bus driver in Dalian, Liaoning Province was praised recently for waiting at a stop longer than scheduled every night so that two hard-working high school students can catch a ride home.
Source: Global Times | 2018/10/24 19:13:42

Snapcrap app steps in to take on public poop

A freshly launched Snapcrap app is out to turn smartphone users in the US city of San Francisco into patrolling poop-spotters.
Source: AFP | 2018/10/24 19:13:41

Buffaloes plow through annual racing festival in Thailand

Several hefty buffaloes thunder down a dirt track in eastern Thailand, kicking up dust as they are urged toward the finish line by whip-wielding jockeys perched on their backs.
Source: AFP | 2018/10/24 19:13:40

Marathon runners make way for bride late to own wedding

A city marathon in Northwest China had a sudden change of pace when a bride, eager to make it to her wedding on time, yelled to runners to let her cross the road.
Source: Global Times | 2018/10/23 18:23:40

Neighborhood sees its nude statue painted with polka-dot swimsuit

A statue of a nude woman was apparently too nude for someone in a Central China community, who decided to secretly paint a pink, polka-dot bathing suit on it.
Source: Global Times | 2018/10/23 18:18:42

US museum says five Dead Sea Scroll fragments fake

A US museum announced Monday that five artifacts it had said were fragments of the Dead Sea Scrolls are in fact fake, and will no longer be displayed.
Source: AFP | 2018/10/23 18:18:41

'Himalayan Viagra' under threat from climate change

A prized caterpillar fungus that is more valuable than gold and is nicknamed "Himalayan Viagra" in Asia, where it is seen as a wonder drug, is becoming scarcer due to climate change, researchers said Monday.
Source: AFP | 2018/10/23 18:18:41

Guard catches cobra to brew wine

A security guard in South China who came across a cobra slithering near his office did the only rational thing - caught it and made medicinal snake wine.
Source: Global Times | 2018/10/23 18:18:41

Prove you're sick, take a pic: boss

A man seeking sick leave from work found some sympathy on social media after his boss required him to provide photographic evidence he was in hospital on Thursday.
Source: Global Times | 2018/10/22 17:53:40

Waitress shows up for paycheck, told she owes restaurant 195 yuan

A restaurant manager in Shaanxi Province is accused of withholding wages from a waitress, claiming she owes him 195 yuan ($28) after docking her wages in fines.
Source: Global Times | 2018/10/22 17:53:40

Driver without hands caught driving truck

Highway police in South China who stopped a truck during a routine inspection were shocked to discover the driver was missing hands.
Source: Global Times | 2018/10/22 17:53:39

Easter Islanders to swap a copy for statue in UK

For 150 years, the British Museum has housed one of the iconic, heavy-browed stone figures that Chile's Easter Island is famous for.
Source: AFP | 2018/10/22 17:48:41

Rugby teams get blues in Champions Cup color clash

A case of too many blue shirts may have caused some red faces among European rugby chiefs following an extraordinary kit clash during Cardiff's Champions Cup match against Glasgow on Sunday.
Source: AFP | 2018/10/22 17:48:41

Man's scary car decal spooks drivers, irks local cops

A driver in South China saw his car impounded after photos of his scary window decal drew attention on social media.
Source: Global Times | 2018/10/21 18:03:41

DNA match leads family to long-lost son in jail

After years of abuse and serving stints in jail, a long-lost son was reunited with his parents 24 years after he was abducted outside their home thanks to a DNA database match.
Source: Global Times | 2018/10/21 18:03:41