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Flying tiger takes out drone at China theme park

A photographer who received permission from a Southwest China theme park to take drone footage of their caged tigers on Saturday apparently did not ask the tigers if they were on board.
Source: Global Times | 2017/12/4 14:33:39

Rectal surgery brings big relief to aquarium shark

An aquarium in South China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region said it's been keeping a close eye on a 200-kilogram shark that just had successful surgery in a sensitive spot.
Source: Global Times | 2017/12/3 19:08:40

Pterosaur eggs found in China

Over 200 three-dimensionally preserved eggs of pterosaurs have been unearthed in China, providing new insight into the life history of the rulers of the skies in the age of dinosaurs, scientists said Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/12/3 19:08:39

Men sentenced for failed tomb raid at Beijing temple

Three men who slowly dug a 20-meter tunnel in an attempt to reach ancient Buddhist tombs were sentenced recently, Beijing Youth Daily reported.
Source: Global Times | 2017/12/3 19:03:39

Man arrested as smelly socks unleash chaos on Indian bus

Indian police arrested a man whose stinky socks caused a showdown on a bus as his fellow passengers protested the pungent odor, an officer said Saturday.
Source: AFP | 2017/12/3 18:58:40

Traffic-weary Chinese man fined for repainting road lines

A Chinese man fed up with sitting in traffic during his daily bus commute came up with a brazen way of solving the problem - repainting the lines on the road.
Source: AFP | 2017/12/3 18:58:40

'Text neck' injuries among Chinese on the rise

Landing in the hospital for staring at your phone too much may sound like a stretch.
Source: Global Times | 2017/11/30 18:58:40

Worker detained for air pollution while burning coal to keep warm

A construction worker who told police he was burning coal to keep warm while working overtime in temperatures below freezing was given five days detention for breaking pollution laws.
Source: Global Times | 2017/11/30 18:58:39

Two tourists fined in Thailand for 'butt selfie'

Thai authorities have fined two American tourists for public indecency for posing for a "butt selfie" in front of a famous Buddhist temple, police said on Wednesday
Source: Reuters | 2017/11/30 18:58:39

Truck catches fire, locals loot cargo

A fire that broke out in a semi-truck carrying 14,000 pairs of Adidas shoes on an East China highway Saturday morning was only the beginning of the driver's problems.
Source: Global Times | 2017/11/30 18:53:39

Indian serial thief stole 120 hotel TVs

Indian police have detained a man who stole 120 TV sets from hotels over four months, officials said Wednesday.
Source: AFP | 2017/11/30 18:47:10

Couple caught at airport with live roaches in carry-on planned to make 'medicinal skin cream'

If having to stand in security lines bugs you, pause for a moment to consider the feelings of one Guangzhou airport worker who had to inspect a bucket full of cockroaches.
Source: Global Times | 2017/11/29 19:53:40

Thief gets lost, returns to store

A not-so-smart smartphone thief in South China was caught after getting lost while trying to make his getaway in an unfamiliar neighborhood, local police said.
Source: Global Times | 2017/11/29 19:53:39

Woman snaps suspect's flimsy knife during home invasion attempt

A Jiangsu Province woman took the edge off an attempted home invasion Friday after she was able to snap the blade from her armed assailant's shoddy knife.
Source: Global Times | 2017/11/29 19:48:39

Marriage can deter dementia, says study

Marriage may test one's sanity, but living into old age with a partner also lowers the risk of dementia, researchers said Wednesday.
Source: AFP | 2017/11/29 19:33:39

Purported yeti evidence came from bears, dog

For fans of the yeti, newly published genetic research on purported specimens of the legendary apelike beast said to dwell in the Himalayan region may be too much to bear.
Source: Reuters | 2017/11/29 19:33:39

100 Chinese couples to take part in mass wedding in Sri Lanka

One hundred Chinese couples will visit Sri Lanka next month to take part in a mass wedding celebration in the island country, Sri Lanka's Megapolis and Western Development Ministry announced on Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/29 17:23:06

Indian cricket team all out for two, one was a wide

An Indian women's state cricket team managed just two runs in an official 50-over match, one of the lowest totals on record.
Source: AFP | 2017/11/28 19:38:40