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Workers walk out after AC quits

Tired of sitting in sweltering offices, dozens of employees in a Beijing building quit their jobs recently after the central air had gone unrepaired all summer.
Source: Global Times | 2018/8/8 19:58:40

Airline passenger seeks 100k yuan for moldy in-flight meal

A Chinese man is seeking 100,000 yuan ($14,650) from a domestic airline after he found his in-flight meal came with an unwanted side of mold.
Source: Global Times | 2018/8/8 19:58:40

British teen hugs drowned boyfriend as his life support turned off

The photo of a British teenage girl hugging her boyfriend goodbye before his life support was turned off has gone viral on the Internet recently.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/8 13:48:57

World's oldest fishing net sinkers found in S.Korea

Archaeologists excavating a cave in South Korea have found evidence that suggests human beings were using sophisticated techniques to catch fish as far back as 29,000 years ago, much earlier than experts previously thought.
Source: AFP | 2018/8/7 19:48:39

Man sues Didi driver after dog dies in hot trunk

A Jiangsu Province man is suing a ride-share driver for 56,500 yuan ($9,000) in compensation after he hired him to transport a dog that died in the sweltering trunk of his car.
Source: Global Times | 2018/8/7 19:47:41

Russia striker Dzyuba becomes voice on popular navigation app

Russia's international striker Artem Dzyuba, who became a national hero for his World Cup performance in the country last month, is now the voice of a popular Yandex navigation service.
Source: AFP | 2018/8/7 19:47:41

Warning shots fired at liquor store

Officers in Hunan Province fired warning shots to disperse a large crowd that had gathered in front of a liquor store for a sale.
Source: Global Times | 2018/8/7 19:47:40

Database mix-up sees man falsely arrested as wanted fugitive, twice

A Henan Province man was falsely arrested a second time after police mistakenly registered him as a fugitive in a national database and failed to correct the mix-up.
Source: Global Times | 2018/8/7 19:47:40

US farmer starts "horse-hailing Uber" business

A US farmer has launched a brand-new ridesharing business by transporting people around his village in a horse-drawn buggy, local media reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/7 14:32:57

Cosplayer faces court in Australia for 3D printed weapons

A Sydney man has faced court for the manufacturing of 3D printed weapons, the first person to be charged with the crime of possessing illegal firearm blueprints in New South Wales State (NSW).
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/7 13:48:04

Elderly men escape from nursing home to attend heavy metal festival

Two elderly Germans escaped from their nursing home to attend a heavy metal festival, the German media Deutsche Welle reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/7 11:49:48

Cut your hair or cut out, says China high school

A high school in Central China's Henan Province is forcing students to either cut their hair or transfer elsewhere, media reported.
Source: Global Times | 2018/8/6 19:33:39

Prof turns backyard into animal sanctuary

A professor in Chengdu has turned his house into a sanctuary for hundreds of different animals once destined for the black market or the dinner table.
Source: Global Times | 2018/8/6 19:28:41

Marches and tears as Argentina abortion law vote approaches

With Argentina on the verge of a Senate move on legalizing abortion, women in favor marched, banged pots and made their voices heard Sunday.
Source: AFP | 2018/8/6 19:28:40

Sutras help solve temple smoke row

Authorities in Fujian Province persuaded a local Buddhist to stop burning paper offerings at a temple after neighbors complained about the smoke.
Source: Global Times | 2018/8/6 19:28:40

City curbs unleashed dogs with point system for owners

A city in Shandong Province has enacted a leash law that includes exams for dog owners and a point system.
Source: Global Times | 2018/8/6 19:28:39

After 30 years, escaped prisoner turns himself in

In July, Yang Jianchun called a TV station with an incredible story: For 30 years, he had lived as a fugitive after escaping from a prison in the Gobi Desert of Northwest China.
Source: Global Times | 2018/8/5 20:23:40

Resident vandalizes, blocks doors to charity kitchen

A man reportedly tried to force a charity kitchen for the elderly to shut its doors because he felt its presence was ruining the neighborhood.
Source: Global Times | 2018/8/5 20:23:40