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Cops decipher coded SOS from woman calling to order some food

The public security bureau of Wenling county, East China's Zhejiang Province, received an unusual emergency call from a young woman who spoke in code on Monday.
Source: Global Times | 2019/6/13 18:53:40

Physics or camera? Traffic police determine professor's not responsible for fender bender

A physics professor in East China on Monday gave traffic police a two-page report that included complicated equations and diagrams proving he didn't cause a traffic accident.
Source: Global Times | 2019/6/13 18:48:40

Netizens seek answers to mysterious deaths

A strange series of tragic events involving dead bodies in a freezer, a suicide death and a long-lost teenage daughter's sudden return home has gripped netizens who are calling for a better explanation to the morbid mystery.
Source: Global Times | 2019/6/13 17:38:41

Street dance teacher dismissed for having tattoos

A street dance teacher in East China was dismissed after a number of parents of his students complained to his employer about his tattoos.
Source: Global Times | 2019/6/12 16:59:42

No 'Endgame' for Marvel fan: He's seen 'Avengers' film 110 times, likely a Guinness record

A Marvel fan in the US is doing his part to help Avengers: Endgame become the highest-grossing movie in history: He's seen the superhero blockbuster a whopping 110 times.
Source: AFP | 2019/6/12 16:43:41

Stronger, faster, but not higher: Tokyo Olympics issues warning on weed

In what you might call a joint statement, Tokyo 2020 organizers Tuesday noted the need to warn countries with relaxed cannabis laws that weed isn't allowed in Japan.
Source: AFP | 2019/6/12 16:43:41

Netizens hail garbage-recycling store

A unique recently-opened village store in Northeast China is getting rave reviews from netizens for allowing local shoppers to trade their recyclable trash for soap and other daily-use items.
Source: Global Times | 2019/6/12 16:43:40

Fleeing motorist loses foot race with fit officer

A motorist in East China who dared police to a foot race after fleeing a traffic stop checking for drunk drivers wasn't the type of driver they were after.
Source: Global Times | 2019/6/12 16:38:40

Police support crying courier, suggest customer be blacklisted

Police in East China on Tuesday issued an unusual notice supporting a female courier who just couldn't make amends to a client who complained to her company about poor service.
Source: Global Times | 2019/6/12 16:28:40

France to step up wolf culls as population surges

Wolf populations in the wild jumped in France last year, a faster-than-expected increase that will prompt the government to increase hunting quotas and take other measures to protect livestock herds, officials said Friday.
Source: AFP | 2019/6/11 17:18:41

Boy protests parents' phone obsession

A 10-year-old boy who ran away from home for more than a dozen times was found by police at a subway station in Nanjing, capital of East China's Jiangsu Province, on Sunday.
Source: Global Times | 2019/6/11 17:18:40

Man gets call from dead father-in-law hours after burying him

A man in East China's Jiangsu Province got an eerie call from his dead father-in-law's phone, just hours after burying him.
Source: Global Times | 2019/6/11 17:08:40

Bird photographers called hypocritical nature lovers

Video clips of a photographer poking a scops owl in order to take better pictures of the bird, which were posted on Sunday, have irritated Chinese netizens.
Source: Global Times | 2019/6/11 16:58:41

Canine cinema: 100 dogs invited to movie

More than 100 dogs, that were invited to a screening of A Dog's Journey, behaved well and the theater didn't have to implement any of the precautionary measures it took, a cinema employee told Pear Video.
Source: Global Times | 2019/6/11 16:58:40

Sue are you? Roland Garros red-faced over 43-year trophy error

When Sue Barker won the French Open women's title in 1976 she became Britain's most recent champion in Paris - or did she?
Source: AFP | 2019/6/10 17:33:40

Soft tofu shatters windshield of car

A woman in Northeast China says her car windshield was broken by a piece of soft tofu that was thrown down from a residential high-rise building.
Source: Global Times | 2019/6/10 17:33:39

Cigarette butt costs the price of Tesla

A man driving his friend's fancy Tesla tried to throw a burning cigarette butt out of the window, which ended writing off the vehicle worth 600,000 yuan ($86,825).
Source: Global Times | 2019/6/10 17:28:40

Mother reunited with kidnapped child who wasn't hers, truth revealed 20 years later

A mother in Southwest China's Chongqing Municipality is seeking millions of yuan in compensation from authorities in Central China's Henan Province after discovering that the kidnapped baby who was returned to her in 1995 was not her son.
Source: Global Times | 2019/6/10 17:28:39