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Too much sex puts Oz marsupials on endangered list

Two marsupial species whose males die after marathon sex sessions have been put on Australia's endangered list, with scientists warning Tuesday they are racing against the clock to save them.
Source: AFP | 2018/5/15 18:53:42

New trial for US man whose lawyer proclaimed him guilty

The US Supreme Court ordered a new trial on Monday for a Louisiana man whose lawyer told a jury he had committed a triple murder despite his claims of innocence.
Source: AFP | 2018/5/15 18:53:41

'Virtual moon base' stay a success

A group of Chinese volunteers has emerged from 110 days of isolation in a virtual "lunar lab," state media reported Tuesday, as the country pursues its ambition to put people on the moon.
Source: AFP | 2018/5/15 18:53:40

Indian exam women have sleeves cut to stop cheating

An Indian college has been banned from conducting examinations after it cut off the sleeves of women candidates for nursing tests to prevent cheating, officials said Monday.
Source: AFP | 2018/5/14 19:38:40

Australian wins lottery twice in a week

A stunned Sydney man who was celebrating an Australian lottery windfall could not believe it when he won again less than a week later.
Source: AFP | 2018/5/14 19:38:40

Newborn in critical condition after ambulance driver gets lost taking 'shortcut'

A newborn suffered brain damage and remains in critical condition after an ambulance in East China got lost while en route to the hospital.
Source: Global Times | 2018/5/14 19:38:39

Chinese pilot lands plane after mid-flight windshield blowout

A brave pilot landed a plane carrying 119 passengers after one of its windshield panels blew out over Southwest China.
Source: Global Times | 2018/5/14 18:08:40

At 69, Chinese double amputee summits Mt. Qomolangma

A Chinese climber and double amputee has successfully summitted the world's tallest mountain - 43 years after his first try.
Source: Global Times | 2018/5/14 15:03:39

China's noise-killing tunnel for high-speed trains a world's first

A high-speed railway noise barrier tunnel is under construction in South China's Guangdong Province with the aim of protecting a population of herons and other birds from loud sounds in one of the country's largest natural sanctuaries, media reported on Thursday.
Source: Global Times | 2018/5/13 18:53:40

Gym teacher suspended after crawling activity leaves kids with injured knees

An East China phys has been suspended for an outdoor activity that left around 30 third- graders injured.
Source: Global Times | 2018/5/13 18:53:40

Man detained for exposing himself to kids outside primary school

Police in East China's Jiangxi Province detained a man for exposing himself to four children near a primary school.
Source: Global Times | 2018/5/13 18:53:40

Microchips get under the skin of technophile Swedes

It's the size of a grain of rice but could hold the key to many aspects of your life.
Source: AFP | 2018/5/13 17:43:40

Bad dog! US man shot by pet pooch

It's often said that a dog biting a man isn't news - so one canine companion apparently decided to up the ante.
Source: AFP | 2018/5/13 17:43:39

Man detained for depositing doo-doo, motor oil in ATMs

A Sichuan Province man was detained after he inserted feces and motor oil into several ATM machines in the hopes they would poop out cash.
Source: Global Times | 2018/5/10 19:03:40

Neighbors learn they're brothers 58 years later

Love thy neighbor: He may just turn out to be your brother. That's what two families in Zhejiang Province recently discovered after they learned their sons were switched at birth in a hospital mix-up 58 years ago.
Source: Global Times | 2018/5/10 18:58:41

Police spray paint 'drug-dealing family' on homes in shaming campaign, then netizens shame police

Police in a Guangdong Province county sprayed "drug-dealing household" on the homes of 10 families said to have a relative accused of a drug related crime - then removed it after the shaming sparked public outcry.
Source: Global Times | 2018/5/10 18:58:40

AI learns to take shortcuts: study

A computer program modeled on the human brain learnt to navigate a virtual maze and take shortcuts, outperforming a flesh-and-blood expert, its developers said Wednesday.
Source: AFP | 2018/5/10 18:53:41

Delhi police parade 'space suit' scammers after NASA claims exposed

The alleged scam was out of this world but Indian police brought a father and son duo down to earth Wednesday when they paraded them in the fake space suits used to convince a businessman to hand over more than $200,000.
Source: AFP | 2018/5/10 18:53:40