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Looks like tennis but it's about swatting mosquitoes

Recreational dancers in a community in Northeast China choreographed a new dance that looks a lot like they're playing tennis.
Source: Global Times | 2019/6/10 17:23:39

Purple underwear offers a bit of gaokao luck

Purple underpants became all the rage prior to China's national college entrance exams as they were said to bring good luck.
Source: Global Times | 2019/6/10 16:47:49

Girl's hair-eating habit puts her in hospital

After suffering several bouts of severe stomach pain, an eight-year-old girl in Northwest China was rushed to the hospital where it took doctors four surgeries to remove a 225-gram hair ball.
Source: Global Times | 2019/6/9 18:18:40

Spain's Sagrada Familia gets building permit 137 years later

Construction of Barcelona's Sagrada Familia may have started 137 years ago, but the emblematic basilica only got its building permit on Friday.
Source: AFP | 2019/6/9 18:18:39

Software developer claims his new chatbot will keep girlfriend happy

A busy computer programmer said he set up a chatbot on Wechat that automatically responds his girlfriend's messages 24 hours a day.
Source: Global Times | 2019/6/9 18:13:40

Dog's sore paw instantly cured when its favorite food arrives

A video of a golden retriever apparently shows a super smart but lazy dog understanding its master's command to fetch a parcel, then faking a sore paw until the owners tells his pet the delivering was the canine's favorite food.
Source: Global Times | 2019/6/9 18:13:39

Teachers erect gaokao bridge for students

Teachers at a high school in Yushan county, East China's Jiangxi Province, weren't about to let their students' feet get wet after heavy rains flooded the entrance to their school on the day of the national college entrance exams where to take place.
Source: Global Times | 2019/6/9 18:08:39

Scientists edit chicken genes to make them resistant to bird flu

Scientists in Britain have used gene-editing techniques to stop bird flu spreading in chicken cells grown in a lab - a key step towards making genetically-altered chickens that could halt a human flu pandemic.
Source: Reuters | 2019/6/4 19:48:43

Reptiles seized in fashion bust

Police in 22 countries have rescued thousands of live reptiles including turtles and crocodiles that traffickers intended to kill for use in fashion accessories, Europol said on Monday.
Source: Reuters | 2019/6/4 19:48:43

Two Buicks reunited with their rightful owners

A man in East China's Jiangsu Province reported his car had been stolen, but police soon discovered it was a strange case of mistaken identity.
Source: Global Times | 2019/6/4 19:48:41

Haagen-Dazs accidentally sells child a display model cup of yogurt, but the nuts were real

A child who excitedly took a bite of his yogurt bought from Haagen-Dazs was upset to find the snack was far from the real thing.
Source: Global Times | 2019/6/4 19:43:40

Free-roaming cows get last-minute reprieve

A herd of free-roaming cows in Poland, whose intended slaughter upset animal-lovers and created a national outcry, have secured a last-minute reprieve.
Source: Reuters | 2019/6/4 18:33:40

US congresswoman Ocasio-Cortez back behind the bar in minimum wage push

American congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez returned to her restaurant roots on Friday, donning an apron and serving drinks in Manhattan in a push to raise the country's minimum wage.
Source: AFP | 2019/6/4 18:28:42

Pickles too delicious to discard at airport

Photos and video clips of three young foreign travelers devouring a pack of pickled peppers probably prior to passing passenger passport protocols and security checks at a Chinese airport went viral on Chinese social media.
Source: Global Times | 2019/6/4 18:28:41

Students make fingerprint lock

A student from a Central China university, who frequently forgot his dorm room key, solved the problem with the help of a roommate by inventing their own low-cost fingerprint lock.
Source: Global Times | 2019/6/4 18:23:40

Friendly con artist swindles millions from victim suffering depression

A woman from East China's Zhejiang Province, who was defrauded of more than 2 million yuan ($289,770) by a gang of friendly swindlers, was reluctant to assist police because the experience cured her depression, she claims.
Source: Global Times | 2019/6/4 18:18:40

Last speaker saves ancient language

Sitting in the warmth of a wood fire in her home in Chile's deep south, Cristina Calderón sometimes wishes she had more people to speak to in her mother tongue as she weaves woolen socks to sell at the local market.
Source: Reuters | 2019/6/3 17:13:40

Nigeria's money-munching mamba tale ends with fraud charges

A woman in Nigeria who claimed a mystery snake swallowed nearly $100,000 of state funds under her care was charged with fraud on Friday, the anti-graft agency said.
Source: AFP | 2019/6/3 17:13:39