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Chinese brand's 'shackled woman' advert sparks controversy online

A Chinese snack retailer has begun pulling a "Singles' Day" advert featuring a cartoon of a shackled woman on a bed after it sparked outrage on social media where it was criticized for being sexually degrading and suggestive of rape.
Source: Global Times | 2017/11/2 19:23:39

Man sues over movie mobile mix-up

A Bangladeshi auto-rickshaw driver is suing for damages after his phone number was used in a movie, leading to a barrage of calls from female fans of the film's star that he says nearly destroyed his marriage.
Source: AFP | 2017/11/2 19:18:39

Nabbed burglar claims to be Japanese, amnesiac, is neither

A Chinese woman who was caught red-handed burglarizing a home for a second time tried to talk her way out of trouble by claiming she was a Japanese citizen with amnesia.
Source: Global Times | 2017/11/2 19:03:39

Ticketless 7-year-old dodges Geneva Airport security, sneaks onto plane

A runaway seven-year-old girl slipped through security checks at Geneva Airport in Switzerland and onto a plane without a ticket before a crew member spotted her and handed her over to police, an official said Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/2 8:13:24

Runaway 7-year-old boards plane with no ticket

A 7-year-old girl who ran away from her parents managed to take a train to Geneva, Switzerland airport and board a plane despite having no ticket.
Source: Reuters | 2017/11/1 18:13:40

Pope admits to snoozing while praying

Pope Francis has confessed he sometimes nods off while praying and claims saints too have been known to grab some Holy shut-eye.
Source: AFP | 2017/11/1 18:13:40

App keeps uni students on the run

An app that tracks running assignments has students at a university in Central China going through their paces.
Source: Global Times | 2017/11/1 18:13:39

Wells at ancient Beijing settlement a welcome find

Archaeologists have discovered dozens of ancient wells and homes built partially underground at a Beijing settlement dating back 2,000 years, offering a rare window into the lives of people in ancient China, media reported Wednesday.
Source: Global Times | 2017/11/1 18:13:39

Bloody rare! Woman caught smuggling cash in raw meat

An elderly Macao resident reportedly tried to smuggle $10,000 cash into Chinese mainland that was hidden in a slab of freshly ground meat.
Source: Global Times | 2017/11/1 18:08:39

Teacher thwarts students who skip class using their own smartphones

A professor in Central China is keeping tabs on chronic class skippers by making his students sign in through their GPS-enabled smartphones.
Source: Global Times | 2017/10/31 19:23:40

Sparked by increase in deaths, China to survey endangered Yangtze porpoise

Alarmed by the sharply declining numbers of Yangtze finless porpoises living in the wild, China's ecological authorities announced a new project aiming to find the causes and further protect the highly endangered animal.
Source: Global Times | 2017/10/31 19:23:39

Chinese couple's white wedding nightmare

Newlyweds in Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province are demanding a full refund from their wedding planner over a taboo choice of color.
Source: Global Times | 2017/10/31 19:23:39

Hong Kong to become first Asian host of Gay Games

Hong Kong will become the first Asian city to host the Gay Games in 2022 with rights campaigners celebrating the winning bid for a city often criticized for lagging on LGBT rights.
Source: AFP | 2017/10/31 19:08:39

US parents find meth in Halloween trick-or-treat candy

Parents in the US state of Wisconsin have found a small bag of crystal meth in their child's Halloween trick-or-treat candy, local reports said Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/10/31 13:29:24

'Pineapple pen' star to serenade Trump in Japan

US President Donald Trump will be serenaded with a bizarre hit song about a "pen-pineapple-apple-pen" on his visit to Japan next week.
Source: AFP | 2017/10/30 19:18:40

Winning loser: Husband swallows wife's gold medal during quarrel

For those who can stomach another story about Chinese couples swallowing objects in the heat of an argument: Doctors in Northwest China had to remove a gold medal from a former athlete's throat after he swallowed it to spite his wife, who had won the trophy.
Source: Global Times | 2017/10/30 19:18:39

US study links marijuana use to more intercourse

Where there is smoke, there tends to be fire, say medical researchers who found frequent marijuana users have about 20 percent more sex than those who abstain.
Source: Reuters | 2017/10/30 19:18:39

Police catch illegal electrofishers after video surfaces online

At least four people are being held in Sichuan Province after video of them shocking what appear to be hundreds of fish in a lake surfaced online.
Source: Global Times | 2017/10/30 19:13:39