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Artists install a Christmas tree with a message

Artists in Lithuania have a unique way of saying humbug to Christmas - to the commercialization of Christmas that is.
Source: AFP | 2018/12/24 18:03:39

Teenager sentenced to 8 years in revenge attack for ripping off her dance steps

An 18-year-old woman in South China, who organized a gang rumble in revenge against another teenager who she accused of copying her dance steps, has been sent to prison for eight years.
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/24 17:58:40

'Silly people' re-paint road markings

An overzealous restaurant worker in Suzhou, Jiangsu Province thought he had come up with a brilliant idea to direct motorists to his eatery - re-paint the road markings near his establishment.
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/24 17:53:41

Foodies in a froth after two tons of crabs roasted on the roadside after delivery truck catches fire

The unintended roadside roast brought great groans of grief from Chinese foodies online.
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/24 17:48:39

Bank robber fails to consider escape plan from remote town of 2,000 north of the Arctic Circle

An armed man who robbed a bank in the world's northernmost settlement on Norway's remote Arctic archipelago of Svalbard didn't make much of a getaway, authorities said on Friday.
Source: AFP | 2018/12/23 18:33:40

Siberia's largest copper mine gives new meaning to 'underground cafe'

Four hundred meters underground , the depth of Serbia's love for coffee is on display inside a cafe carved into the walls of a copper mine in the small city of Bor.
Source: AFP | 2018/12/23 18:33:40

Banksy's new work draws a crowd

A new work by enigmatic street artist Banksy has got visitors flocking to the back of a car garage in Port Talbot, causing quite a stir in the south Wales steel town.
Source: AFP | 2018/12/23 18:33:39

Students offer Confucius statue snacks for exam pass

Video of students in North China offering snacks to a statue of Confucius and praying for a passing grade in their postgraduate entrance exam, has gone viral on social media.
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/23 18:23:41

Teenager showing off 'wheely' skills is detained 10 days for no license, fake plate

A teenager in Southwest China, who posted video of his motorcycle wheelies, was detained for driving without a license and fake vehicle registration plates.
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/23 18:23:40

Man makes music from veggies

A clever dad in East China is a hit at the dinner table and social media for making music on flutes crafted from root vegetables.
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/20 19:53:40

Young schoolboy seeking permission to sit with his girlfriend melts hearts

An adorable note by a grade school Romeo to his teacher asking permission to sit with his girlfriend in class has gone viral.
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/20 19:43:40

Teen locks parents in house, calls cops because dad damaged his Nikes

A teenager in East China reported his father to police accusing him of damaging his 8,000 yuan ($1,200) Air Jordans.
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/20 19:38:40

Hanoi's winter worm cakes delight diners

Hanoi's “cha ruoi” ragworm fritters are a winter foodie favorite in the Vietnamese capital, but the deep-fried delights are not for the squeamish.
Source: AFP | 2018/12/20 19:28:41

Storm in a teacup in Britain over eco-friendly bags

Britons are up in arms over new environmentally-friendly teabags that leave a bitter taste in the mouth as they split open, spilling their contents into teacups across the land.
Source: AFP | 2018/12/20 19:28:40

Truffle may be China's largest ever

A giant truffle unearthed in Southwest China may be the largest ever found in the country, media reported Tuesday.
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/19 18:28:41

'Dancing daredevils' detained for scaling 228-meter-tall skyscraper

A trio of daredevils was detained after they climbed a skyscraper in Southwest China's Chongqing and shot footage of themselves dancing.
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/19 18:23:42

'Chicken coop bus' rolls out to raise low carbon awareness in Tianjin

A group in China promoting low-carbon transportation has found the perfect vehicle for their message – a city bus with fake chickens that lay real eggs.
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/19 18:13:41

Pennsylvania lets Uber self-driving cars back on roads

Authorities in the US state of Pennsylvania have given Uber the green light to resume testing self-driving cars, the ride-sharing giant said Tuesday, after a fatal crash in Arizona prompted a pause.
Source: AFP | 2018/12/19 18:08:42