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Schoolboy's cool action during house fire gets netizens' praise

A 13-year-old boy escaped from a house fire on Friday while he was alone at home with his pet dogs, leading Net users to say the kid's actions were "textbook in such an emergency."
Source: Global Times | 2019/6/3 17:08:40

Man seeks seclusion, builds 'kingdom' in karst cave

A man in Southwest China who sought seclusion built a secret base in a karst cave near his home village.
Source: Global Times | 2019/6/3 17:08:39

Careful what you eat when out for a drive, some foods will cause you to fail a breathalyzer test

A man from Central China tested positive for drunk driving, but it wasn't booze that got him into trouble, it was bread.
Source: Global Times | 2019/6/3 16:58:39

Russian metal company offers 'femininity' bonuses, sparks netizens' debate

A Russian aluminum producer has come under fire for offering bonuses to women who came to work wearing skirts and makeup, in what it described as a month-long "femininity marathon."
Source: AFP | 2019/6/2 16:08:40

US man escapes cops, then calls to complain

A Florida man escaped from a police officer during a traffic stop and then called the 911 emergency number to complain.
Source: AFP | 2019/6/2 16:08:39

Police detain 'grateful' swindler

A local procuratorate in Beijing approved Thursday the arrest of a swindler after he was detained when he sent banners to a local police station to thank them for detaining people who had beaten his relatives.
Source: Global Times | 2019/6/2 16:03:39

Third grader invents cat's eye water hose

A primary school student has invented a cat's eye water hose to protect her firefighter father and his colleagues.
Source: Global Times | 2019/6/2 15:53:40

'Silent weeders' turn out to be cows invading from neighboring farm

A university in East China was suspected of using environmentally friendly "weeding machines"- cows - to deal with the overgrown grass on campus.
Source: Global Times | 2019/6/2 15:48:39

Declining fertility may be behind Neanderthal extinction: study

A small reduction in the fertility rate of young Neanderthal women over a period of thousands of years could account for the extinction of the ancient human species, according to a study published in PLOS ONE on Wednesday.
Source: AFP | 2019/5/30 17:18:40

World's tiniest surviving baby born in California

A California hospital on Wednesday disclosed the birth of the world's smallest baby ever to survive, weighing a mere 245 grams, the same as a large apple, when she was born.
Source: AFP | 2019/5/30 17:13:41

Gangster's posts show off extravagant life, violent crimes

A gang boss' huge ego as seen in his proliferate social media posts that include videos of him burning cash, running an underground casino and cohabitating with three wives, has led to his downfall.
Source: Global Times | 2019/5/30 17:13:40

Patient thief scopes car for months

A car thief was sentenced to 10 years and fined 50,000 yuan ($7,234) for stealing a BMW X5, but what impressed the police and the public was how patient he was stealing the vehicle.
Source: Global Times | 2019/5/30 17:03:40

Student's firefighter challenge costs dormmates

Fire inspectors confiscated more than 1,000 electrical appliances from a university dorm in Southwest China's Guizhou Province while they were investigating a student's Weibo post that challenged the fire department to find his high-powered appliance.
Source: Global Times | 2019/5/30 16:58:40

Lebanese smokers bubble with anger after govt imposes hookah tax

Flipping the hot coals on his green hookah in a crowded Beirut cafe, Abbas Nasreddine says Lebanon's new austerity budget has spoilt his daily treat of smoking a water pipe.
Source: AFP | 2019/5/29 18:13:40

Mother, daughter sue France over ill health from air pollution

A Paris court on Tuesday began hearing a case brought by a mother and daughter who, in a legal first in France, are suing the state for damages over ill health caused by air pollution.
Source: AFP | 2019/5/29 18:08:41

Boy calls police to win argument

A grade two student in Nanjing, Jiangsu Province called the cops who proved the boy's math was better than his mom's.
Source: Global Times | 2019/5/29 18:08:40

Roommates post couple's spat as a sports event

A university student surreptitiously shot a video of his roommate quarreling with his girlfriend as they sat on a bench far below his dorm window, what he did next turned into a viral video.
Source: Global Times | 2019/5/29 18:08:40

Insect culture festival offers students tasty treats

An insect culture festival at a university of Southwest China attracted a lot of brave students who came not to only get over their fear of creepy crawlers but to taste them.
Source: Global Times | 2019/5/29 18:03:40