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Man robs bank, then robs it again

A man in the US state of Ohio is accused of robbing a bank one day after being released from prison for robbing the very same bank two years earlier, US prosecutors said Wednesday.
Source: AFP | 2018/5/3 17:08:39

Stop swiping 'souvenir rocks' from Forbidden city, museum tells tourists

The Palace Museum in Beijing is discouraging visitors from pocketing rocks found on the grounds after a tourist attracted attention for showing off her snatched collection on social media.
Source: Global Times | 2018/5/2 17:58:40

Inventor creates cool toys from cans

A Jiangsu Province man has garnered millions of views on social media for upcycling beverage cans into cool motorized toys and gadgets.
Source: Global Times | 2018/5/2 17:58:40

Teacher tells class to spit on naughty student

A couple is suing a Henan Province school after their son's kindergarten teacher instructed all his female classmates to spit on him.
Source: Global Times | 2018/5/2 17:58:39

Colombian vet charged with smuggling heroin in puppies' bellies

A veterinarian from Colombia was charged with illegally smuggling narcotics into the US by surgically implanting packets of liquid heroin into the bellies of puppies.
Source: Reuters | 2018/5/2 17:28:40

Iraqi man uses campaign fever to win back his sweetheart

Taking advantage of nationwide elections, one Iraqi man has emptied his pockets to panel Baghdad with posters to campaign for love and win back his ex-fiancée.
Source: AFP | 2018/5/2 17:28:39

Tourist assaulted for swiping bananas in South China

A tourist was assaulted in South China after locals armed with rocks and blades accused him and his family of stealing bananas from a tree.
Source: Global Times | 2018/5/1 18:53:40

Canadian woman catches egg thief in Beijing park

An elderly man who tried to steal duck eggs from a Beijing park saw his bird-brained idea thwarted after he was confronted by an eagle-eyed foreigner.
Source: Global Times | 2018/5/1 18:53:39

US man exonerated after 22 years in prison

A Chicago judge on Monday declared innocent a man who spent 22 years in prison for murder, and vacated his conviction, as part of an official review of past cases possibly tainted by police misconduct.
Source: AFP | 2018/5/1 18:18:40

AI may help locate late air travelers

Singapore's Changi airport is testing facial recognition systems that could, in future, help locate lost travelers or those spending a little too much time in the duty-free shops.
Source: AFP | 2018/5/1 18:18:40

Mongolians sip 'oxygen cocktails' to cope with smog

Ulaanbaatar topped New Delhi and Beijing as the world's most polluted capital in 2016, UNICEF said in a report warning of a health crisis that has put every child and pregnancy at risk.
Source: AFP | 2018/5/1 18:18:39

Farmers sentenced over illegal pesticide that killed 100 sheep

Two farmers in China were sentenced for using an illegal pesticide on crops that resulted in the death of more than 100 sheep.
Source: Global Times | 2018/4/26 17:58:41

China subway abandons 'stand on right' etiquette

Guangzhou is the latest Chinese city to abandon the "stand on the right" escalator rule over safety risk concerns and unnecessary wear-and-tear to equipment.
Source: Global Times | 2018/4/26 17:58:40

Cold sweat! Chinese woman discovers dead mouse in ice pop

A Chinese woman claimed she bit into an ice pop only to find a dead, frozen mouse inside.
Source: Global Times | 2018/4/26 17:58:39

Sudan unearths bones from pyramid for DNA testing

Archaeologists in Sudan have reopened an ancient pyramid and extracted bones and artifacts, in order to carry out further examination including DNA tests.
Source: AFP | 2018/4/26 17:48:40

Escaped bull sparks chaos in Peru shopping mall

An escaped bull wreaked havoc in the Peruvian city of Cusco as it ran through the streets and into a shopping mall, injuring eight people in its path.
Source: AFP | 2018/4/26 17:43:40

Mentally-ill father abandons 3-year-old on Central China train

A 3-year-old who was abandoned by his father on a train in Henan Province has been safely returned to relatives.
Source: Global Times | 2018/4/25 18:28:40

Debate sizzles over school rewarding top students with slabs of pork

College-bound students in Chongqing brought home the bacon on Saturday when their school rewarded their scholastic achievements with cuts of pork.
Source: Global Times | 2018/4/25 18:28:39