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Dad makes Iron Man outfit to prove his daughter was telling friends the truth

A young father, whose hobby is making life-sized replicas of Iron Man, won a lot of fans at his daughter's school.
Source: Global Times | 2019/2/18 17:53:32

Paddle across the Yangtze to work

Liu Fucao, 29, has slashed his commute time to work in Southwest China's Chongqing Municipality by paddling across the Yangtze River.
Source: Global Times | 2019/2/18 17:43:40

Lost in China: Thai with dementia returns home after 640-km detour

A 59-year-old Thai woman with dementia who left home eight months ago to see her son nearby, only to apparently walk 640 kilometers into China, arrived back in the kingdom Friday.
Source: AFP | 2019/2/17 18:48:40

Slovenia MP resigns for stealing sandwich

A Slovenian lawmaker resigned Thursday for stealing a sandwich from a supermarket because he was annoyed about being ignored by staff.
Source: AFP | 2019/2/17 18:48:39

Little piggy that was trapped more than a month by devastating Sichuan earthquake turns 12

A pig that survived the devastating Wenchuan earthquake in 2008 after being buried in ruins for 36 days is now 12 years old and is still being lovingly cared for.
Source: Global Times | 2019/2/17 18:43:39

Student buys 800-yuan handwriting robot to do perfect homework

A junior high school student's handwriting homework over the Spring Festival holiday that was so neat and completed so quickly, she ended up easily getting busted by her mother for using a writing robot.
Source: Global Times | 2019/2/17 18:08:41

Massive cave is perfect b-ball court

A giant, natural cave in a village in Southwest China has become a sports complex featuring a basketball court with a perfect climate for players and spectators regardless of the weather.
Source: Global Times | 2019/2/17 18:03:39

Gaza Strip zoo declaws lion cub

A zoo in the war-battered Palestinian enclave of Gaza is being accused of cruelty to animals after it declawed a lion to allow visitors to play with it.
Source: AFP | 2019/2/14 18:08:42

Google investing billions in US operations

Google said Wednesday it will invest $13 billion in US data centers and offices this year as the internet giant continues its rapid expansion across the country.
Source: AFP | 2019/2/14 18:08:40

Dog breaks man's back in welcome-home leap from rooftop

A Husky was so excited to see its owner return home, it leaped off the roof of their two-storied house breaking the man's back on Saturday.
Source: Global Times | 2019/2/14 17:58:41

Young son bursts into tears when mom turns down attempt to buy diamond ring

A video of ten-year-old boy's attempt to use money he received from gifts at Spring Festival to buy his mother a diamond ring, pulled the heart strings of people in the jewelry store and online.
Source: Global Times | 2019/2/14 17:53:41

Will you still love him if your idol grows a beard?

Should men grow it or mow it? This is the latest question taking up space in some people's minds on China's social media as they debate which is sexier, a bearded or a clean shaven man.
Source: Global Times | 2019/2/14 17:53:40

By 2080, Washington DC climate may feel like Deep South

In a single generation, climate patterns will shift hundreds of kilometers in the United States, according to a study tracking the northward drift of hotter climes brought on by climate change and global warming.
Source: AFP | 2019/2/13 18:08:40

Italian anti-mafia author Saviano won't be 'intimidated' by threat to revoke his bodyguards

Italian anti-mafia author Roberto Saviano said Tuesday he would not allow himself to be "intimidated" by his country's far-right interior minister, who has threatened to revoke his police protection.
Source: AFP | 2019/2/13 18:08:40

Handsome men turned beautiful

A number of Chinese men with longish hair and smallish facial features are surrendering their masculinity during fun makeovers that are turning them pretty.
Source: Global Times | 2019/2/13 18:03:41

Employees queue for hours for token red packet, chance to meet the boss

Some 10,000 Tencent employees in South China's Shenzhen on Tuesday lined up - many of them camping out overnight - to receive a token post-Spring Festival bonus, and a chance to meet the company's famous boss.
Source: Global Times | 2019/2/13 18:03:40

China's heaviest man loses weight, gains height

China's heaviest man has not only lost 142 kilograms since undergoing stomach surgery six months ago, he now stands taller and takes a smaller shoe size.
Source: Global Times | 2019/2/13 17:58:40

SoftBank fund pumps huge investment in self-driving delivery vehicles

A Silicon Valley startup working on self-driving delivery vehicles on Monday announced nearly a billion dollars in fresh funding from the SoftBank Vision Fund.
Source: AFP | 2019/2/12 17:53:41