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Excavator operator ends fire danger

A construction worker who stood on the bucket of an excavator was hoisted to the second floor of a residential building, and then climbed through the apartment window to shut off a gas tank in the kitchen to stop a fire from spreading.
Source: Global Times | 2019/8/20 16:48:40

Turkey pianist performs for forest

Hundreds of Turks on Sunday attended a piano recital by composer Fazil Say in protest of deforestation for the construction of a cyanide gold mine in northwestern Turkey.
Source: AFP | 2019/8/19 16:38:39

Ghost month grub: Dead pets get earthly feast at Vietnam animal cemetery

Sausages, grapes, milk and mooncakes are laid at the gravestones of beloved cats and dogs at Hanoi's pet cemetery - an earthly feast for the souls of dead animals believed to return from the afterlife for a meal to mark ghost month.
Source: AFP | 2019/8/19 16:33:40

International ban on kidnapping wild elephants for zoos a step closer

The regulator of global wildlife trade will likely ban sending African elephants captured from the wild to zoos after countries supported the move Sunday, in what conservationists hailed as a "historic win."
Source: AFP | 2019/8/19 16:33:40

Thief with an eye for detail steals costly Moutai

A Chinese liquor connoisseur who used his excellent calligraphy skills to keep detailed notes on the quality of various makes of Chinese liquor known as bai jiu has been arrested for stealing 21 bottles of Moutai that had been stashed in the basement of a residential building.
Source: Global Times | 2019/8/19 16:28:40

10cm worm removed from man's skull

A man's headaches that had lasted for decades finally ended after surgeons removed a 10-centimeter-long live worm from his skull, which his doctor said may have been in his head for more than 30 years.
Source: Global Times | 2019/8/19 16:28:39

Greek club Aris owner robbed of 250,000 euros in UEFA receipts

Aris Thessaloniki was not only ousted by Norwegian side Molde in UEFA Europa League qualifying action on Thursday, but also lost all of their proceeds from the match.
Source: AFP | 2019/8/18 16:18:39

Miami: beach parties, gators on golf courses...and new tech hub?

Miami is famous for beach parties, gators that wander onto golf courses and iguanas that tumble out of palm trees.
Source: AFP | 2019/8/18 16:13:40

Online game 'temptresses' arrested

Shanghai police have detained a gang whose members pretended to be girls in an online game and tricked male players to spend money on them.
Source: Global Times | 2019/8/18 16:13:39

Man gets back together with girlfriend after she splits up with kidnapper

A man has gotten back together with his girlfriend after she left him to marry a man who had kidnapped her because she owed him money.
Source: Global Times | 2019/8/18 16:08:40

Villager makes Transformers out of scrap, sells one for over $14,000

Inspired by an artwork made from a car displayed at a Shanghai gallery, a man in East China has designed and made eight Transformers by himself, one of which sold for more than 100,000 yuan ($14,201).
Source: Global Times | 2019/8/18 16:08:40

Irishman, 99, competes at world tango championships in Argentina

A 99-year-old Irishman competing at the World Tango Championships in Argentina has received an ovation for his performance from aficionados at the Buenos Aires venue.
Source: AFP | 2019/8/15 18:33:41

Donkey diva: Singing beast of burden becomes Indian sensation

An unorthodox Indian music star has won hearts online with her big teeth, lustrous white coat, four legs and melodic braying at mealtime.
Source: AFP | 2019/8/15 18:33:40

Pet alligator escapes, lured into a fishing net

A pet alligator frightened neighbors who spotted the reptile stretched out on the red tile roof of a residential building in the city of Manshan in East China's Anhui Province.
Source: Global Times | 2019/8/15 18:03:40

Love song prevents a suicide attempt

A man in South China changed his mind about committing suicide by jumping from the seventh floor after singing a love song with his neighbor.
Source: Global Times | 2019/8/15 17:58:42

Youngest ever swimmer crosses Qiongzhou Strait

A 9-years-old girl beat back attacks by jelly fish and overcame high seas to successfully swim 26.7 kilometers across the Qiongzhou Strait separating South China's Guangdong Province and Hainan Province.
Source: Global Times | 2019/8/15 17:58:41

Cricket club switch to using vegan ball

WG Grace and Don Bradman may be spinning in their graves at the news that an English cricket club have switched to using a vegan ball from the traditional leather one.
Source: AFP | 2019/8/14 18:33:40

Indonesia ships return tons of Australian waste loaded in eight containers

Indonesia has shipped tons of Australian garbage out of the country, an official said Tuesday, as Southeast Asian nations push back against serving as dumping grounds for foreign trash.
Source: AFP | 2019/8/14 16:48:42