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Near-extinct trees found by river

Two trees of a critically endangered species have been discovered in Central China's Hunan Province, bringing their known total number to just six.
Source: Pear Video | 2020/1/7 18:38:42

Heated talks after cigarette butt floats in hot pot

A man who found a cigarette butt floating in his hot pot at a well-known restaurant asked for some unusual recompense; he asked for a payment of just one yuan ($0.14) but also demanded the shop close for a week.
Source: Pear Video | 2020/1/7 18:38:40

Amazon revs up auto ambitions with in-car TV, Alexa integration

Amazon unveiled plans Monday to be a bigger player in the auto sector, announcing partnerships that will put its Fire TV platform in vehicles and offer more services through its Alexa digital assistant.
Source: AFP | 2020/1/7 17:53:41

Woman attempts to frame another, ends up in jail

Sex, drugs, money and over ambition were revealed in a criminal case involving two women who wanted the same job and an accomplice who is said to be a male prostitute.
Source: The Beijing News | 2020/1/7 15:38:40

Zagreb's 'hangover museum' makes light of blurry nights

For those struggling to piece together the black holes of a boozy night, a one-of-a-kind museum in Zagreb is offering up some inspiration.
Source: AFP | 2020/1/6 18:08:40

E-car sales in Norway reach new record high, with Telsa leading the pack

Sales of new electric cars in Norway hit a record high last year, sector experts said Friday, reaching 42.4 percent of all nearly-registered cars in 2019, mostly thanks to strong demand for Tesla's Model 3.
Source: AFP | 2020/1/6 18:03:42

New leather coat rips like paper

The buyer of a leather coat that was so thin and crisp that it could be ripped like a piece of paper, finally got a refund of 1,500 yuan ($215) and 500 yuan in compensation.
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/6 17:58:40

Traveler puts himself through X-ray security check machine

A passenger catching a train at Beijing West Railway Station took a strange shortcut at the security check; he crawled onto the conveyor belt of the X-ray machine rather than take off his heavy coat and empty his pockets.
Source: CCTV | 2020/1/6 17:53:41

To stop theft of hot water, company threatens to add poop

To stop residents from tapping into a hot-water heating system to wash their feet, a company in Northeast China threated to pour feces into the system.
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/6 17:53:40

Moving this office literally meant moving the giant building, one centimeter per second

The term "snail's pace" took on a new meaning in East China after it took 76 hours to move an object millions of times larger than a snail for 25 meters.
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/5 18:03:39

Monkeys get help, thrive in snow

China's cute, snub-nosed Golden Monkeys continue to thrive despite snowy weather that has blanketed their habitat in Central China's Hubei Province.
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/5 17:48:40

Artist recycles aluminum cans to create amazing Peking Opera headdresses

Months of painstaking work go into one of Yan Hong's fabulous tiaras that are made of recyclable materials, leading the young artist to be invited to speak at the UK's Oxford University.
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/5 17:48:39

Wedding photoshoot blocks traffic

Eschewing the traditional romantic seaside or flowery background, a couple in Central China took their wedding photos in the middle of zebra crossing of a busy intersection before being chased away by the traffic police.
Source: Global Times | 2019/11/21 17:48:41

Woman compensated for dentist's errors

A series of unfortunate and uncomfortable events involving a woman's entry and exit points for food resulted in her getting 12,000 yuan ($1,703) in compensation from her dentist.
Source: Global Times | 2019/11/21 17:48:40

Counselor helps hundreds of mistresses a year

Wang Zhenxi is an extremely busy support therapist who says she counsels more than 800 mistresses a year and even helps them find true, monogamous love.
Source: Global Times | 2019/11/21 17:48:40

Who's leaving bundles of cash in plain sight on British village street?

Blackhall Colliery has one claim to fame - its beach featured in the climax of the Michael Caine film "Get Carter." Apart from that, it is like many struggling former mining villages in northeast England.
Source: AFP | 2019/11/21 16:48:41

Tomb it may concern: Funeral bureaucracy sparks S.African fury

Angered by foot-dragging by an insurance company in paying out for a burial policy, a family in South Africa took matters into their own hands - they hauled the corpse to the company's offices.
Source: AFP | 2019/11/21 16:48:40

Obama aides allegedly left nasty note

President Donald Trump's spokeswoman claimed Tuesday that Barack Obama staffers left behind catty notes in White House offices for the incoming administration, telling them "you will fail."
Source: AFP | 2019/11/20 18:08:41