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Couple has to prove they know how to use condom correctly

A couple in East China who claimed a defective condom caused the wife's pregnancy were told they would have to prove they know how to use the contraceptive before local authorities would take up their complaint.
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/13 17:03:40

Courier's remote-controlled toy car makes delivery across frozen river

For all the talk of robots and drones taking over the delivery of packages, a courier in Dandong, Northeast China's Liaoning Province is way ahead of the game.
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/13 16:58:40

Too hot: backlash over Canada coffee chain's offer to Harry, Meghan

A Canadian coffee chain that offered disenchanted British royals Prince Harry and his wife Meghan free coffee for life if they move to Canada has faced an online backlash.
Source: AFP | 2020/1/12 18:08:41

Brazil's education minister mocked for Twitter spelling error

Brazil's education minister has been ridiculed on social media for making a spelling mistake on Twitter.
Source: AFP | 2020/1/12 18:08:40

Soldiers at remote border post adopt best friends

Lonely, isolated PLA soldiers stationed at a small border post high up a mountain in a county in Southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region have adopted a puppy and a cat to keep them company, according to a sentimental video posted on Sina Weibo by CCTV News.
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/12 18:03:42

Paper banners restricting access get an upgrade

A court in Changsha, Central China's Hunan Province has ordered an "electronic seal" installed on a door to prevent anyone from entering a home that was foreclosed.
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/12 18:03:41

Tree planter, 96, moves generations

A nonagenarian has led four generations of her family and many neighbors to voluntarily plant 200,000 trees that have helped to green 18 hills near Qixian county in Central China's Henan Province, according to the video posted by Pear Video on Weibo.
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/12 18:03:40

Austria's Kurz sworn in with soap opera subtitles in TV re-run gaffe

Austrian television's web replay of Chancellor Sebastian Kurz's swearing-in ceremony went viral Wednesday after it mistakenly aired with soap opera subtitles suggesting he was offering the president a job as a housemaid.
Source: AFP | 2020/1/9 17:33:42

Bencic donates to charity every double fault she makes

While tennis stars donate money to the Australian bushfire crisis through every thunderous ace they serve, Switzerland's Belinda Bencic will cough up on her Achilles heel - double faults.
Source: AFP | 2020/1/9 17:33:41

Howling husky imitates sirens

A woman and her Siberian husky, who can howl like the siren of a firetruck, have been made honorary members of local fire brigade, in Qiannan, Southwest China's Guizhou Province.
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/9 17:33:40

English test required before groom gets bride

A groom who had studied abroad for three years, struggled to pass an overly-complicated, fake English listening test before being allowed to collect his bride on their wedding day, in South China's Guangdong Province.
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/9 17:28:41

Frightened Chinese man in Iran receives encouragement from strangers back home

A young Chinese man on a business trip in Iran who wrote a post on China's Twitter-like Weibo about how events in the country were frightening him, has received almost 1,500 heartwarming replies from strangers.
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/9 17:28:40

Don't mention b-word! Britain makes uttering 'Brexit' taboo

After almost four years in which Brexit has dominated British politics, the word itself will be largely banned within government from next month, an official said Tuesday.
Source: AFP | 2020/1/8 17:38:42

Grandfather's bets pay off for Sibley from beyond the grave

Dom Sibley made his maiden Test century for England in the second Test against South Africa, but he had already scooped his family a record £21,600 ($28,500) thanks to his late grandfather Kenneth MacKenzie's faith in his talent.
Source: AFP | 2020/1/8 17:38:41

University student studies perfect roast lamb to win her man

A female student of Peking University used her academic training and five legs of lamb to figure out the best recipe that helped her win the heart of her dream lover.
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/8 17:28:41

Can an ice sculpture portend students' failure on theory of probability exam?

Students at a university in Taiyuan, North China's Shanxi Province are being teased for predetermining the chances of success on an upcoming examine on the theory of probability.
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/8 17:28:40

Firefighters vie for funniest video

Firefighters around China seem to be competing to post the funniest video of their team leaping into action the very second they are called to duty, no matter what they happen to be doing at the moment.
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/8 17:23:41

Grandmother dangles grandson from balcony to save her cat

A grandmother, who tied a rope around her 7-year-old grandson and lowered him onto a fourth floor balcony to save her cat in Nanchong, Southwest China's Sichuan Province, got a blast of criticism from netizens and local police on Sunday afternoon.
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/7 18:43:41