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Passengers create stink over pungent planeload of durian

A cargo of pungent durian fruit led an Indonesian plane to be delayed for an hour after passengers turned their noses up at the funky freight and refused to fly.
Source: AFP | 2018/11/7 18:18:40

Runaway train travels 90km without driver

A huge runaway train laden with iron ore had to be derailed remotely after speeding through the Australian outback for almost an hour.
Source: AFP | 2018/11/7 18:18:39

Poop in hand, Gates backs China's toilet revolution

As one of the world's richest men and most active philanthropists, Bill Gates usually has his hands full. Just not with poop.
Source: AFP | 2018/11/6 19:28:40

Stay calm and keep driving, says bus driver

A bus driver in Zhejiang Province has won praise on social media for his character - written on a well-placed sign.
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/6 18:33:40

Uganda's Museveni under fire for saying men shouldn't cook

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni came under fire Monday for saying he had not stepped into the kitchen since he got married, and that it was not a man's role to cook.
Source: AFP | 2018/11/6 18:33:40

Courier service offers fat bonuses to employees who lose weight

With the annual Singles' Day shopping festival approaching, courier companies slim on staff are scrambling to hire new delivery workers.
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/6 18:33:39

Mini-pig creates big problem for student in dorm

Miniature pigs may be adorable pets, but they don't always stay miniature.
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/6 18:28:41

Court dismisses $1.4m lawsuit after 'wrong-sized' painting auctioned

A man who was refunded 9.65 million yuan ($1.4 million) for an auctioned painting following a dispute over the sale will get to keep his money, a Beijing court ruled on Thursday.
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/5 17:53:40

China city's dog-walking ban met with howling disapproval

A dog-walking ban in a Southwest China city has got pet owners across the nation barking on social media.
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/5 17:53:39

Plans for world's largest ocean sanctuary in Antarctic blocked

A plan to create the world's largest marine sanctuary in Antarctic waters was shot down when a key conservation summit failed to reach a consensus, with environmentalists on Saturday decrying a lack of scientific foresight.
Source: AFP | 2018/11/5 17:48:40

Student-run recycling program raises funds for charity

Three high school students in Central China's Hubei Province are showing how much recycling pays off.
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/5 17:48:39

Cheesy music: Swiss experiment with sound to make cheese tastier

A Swiss cheesemaker has embarked on an experiment to test the impact of music on Emmental, one of the most famous cheeses in Switzerland.
Source: AFP | 2018/11/5 17:43:40

Mexico's orange sea guides the souls of the dead

A sea of bright orange flowers sways in the wind, releasing the intense fragrance of the blossoms across the foothills of Mexico's Popocatepetl volcano.
Source: AFP | 2018/11/4 18:28:40

Japan's 'usho' keep art of cormorant fishing alive

In the pitch black night, fires burn alongside a river in Japan's Gifu as a handful of men prepare for a ritual that dates back over 1,300 years: fishing with cormorants.
Source: AFP | 2018/11/4 18:28:40

Tourists injure crocodile with hurled stones at China zoo

A crocodile at a Southeast China zoo is being treated for head injuries after a group of tourists repeatedly pelted it with stones to get the reptile to move.
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/4 18:28:39

Chinese employees made to drink urine, eat cockroaches and whip each other for poor performance

Video of employees whipping each other with belts and drinking cups of urine is the latest clip circulating on social media showing underperforming workers in China being punished in unusual ways.
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/4 18:23:39

Giant mosquito found in China wins Guinness title for world's largest

A nightmarishly large mosquito discovered in China has officially earned the title of world's largest in the Guinness Book of World Records, chinanews.com reported on Friday.
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/4 16:33:39

High achieving 5-year-old's resume goes viral

Many people in their early 20s have a hard time scraping up enough accomplishments to fill a one-page CV.
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/1 19:03:42