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Bucking travel craze during China's National Day holiday, some chose to stay at home

While most Chinese people took advantage of the National Day holiday to travel around, some chose to be confined to their homes during entire period.
Source: Global Times | 2018/10/8 18:23:40

Police search for owners of lion cub found abandoned in Dutch field

Dutch police were on Sunday seeking the owners of a small lion cub found abandoned in a cage in a field outside the central city of Utrecht, police and news reports said.
Source: AFP | 2018/10/8 18:23:39

Wrong approach! Man slapped in the face as he tries to win woman's heart with public display of wealth

A 24-year-old nouveaux riche, who hails from Central China's Henan Province, got a slap in the face when he was turned down by a woman he had offered 1 million yuan ($145,584) as reward to search for just with a picture of her back, the Modern Express reported Friday.
Source: Global Times | 2018/10/7 18:43:39

National geopark in Gansu installs fences around ancient landform to protect it from tourists

Tourists visiting the Dunhuang Yadan National Geopark, also known as Demon Castle, in Northwest China's Gansu Province, found that hedgehog-like fences were installed to protect the Yadan topography during the National Day Golden Week holiday.
Source: Global Times | 2018/10/7 18:38:41

Fake ticket summons real penalty

A man was detained for 10 days after he fabricated a digital ticket of high-speed train in order to save 94 yuan ($14).
Source: Global Times | 2018/10/7 18:38:40

India suspends bus driver for letting monkey 'drive'

An Indian bus driver who let a monkey behind the wheel of his vehicle was suspended Saturday after a video of the incident went viral, sparking outrage and humor.
Source: AFP | 2018/10/7 18:38:40

Silver lining? Canadian man finds million dollar lottery ticket in old coat

A Montreal man cleaning out a closet at his sister's insistence received a shock when he found, in the lining of a jacket, a lottery ticket purchased 10 months earlier.
Source: AFP | 2018/10/7 18:38:40

Lenin fails to stop Hitler from contesting election in Peru

Hitler will stand in Peru's municipal elections on October 7 after authorities rejected a bid from Lenin to have him barred.
Source: AFP | 2018/9/28 18:58:41

Student gets half day off from school to lose weight

A 10-year-old student at a school in Central China's Hubei Province was given half a day off everyday so that he could lose weight.
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/28 18:58:41

Police use water cannon to prevent woman from committing suicide

Police in East China's Zhejiang Province used water cannon to successfully prevent a woman from committing suicide.
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/28 18:58:40

Man facing trial for tomb theft

A 32-year-old Zhejiang man with slight mental retardation was remanded on bail Thursday after being arrested for stealing the burial objects from a public cemetery, the Beijing Youth Daily reported Friday.
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/28 18:53:41

Sitting on engine hood of running car lands tourists in trouble in Dali

A woman sitting on a running car's engine hood and a man driving the car at the speed of 50 kilometers per hour were fined by the traffic police in Dali, Southwest China's Yunnan Province, The Beijing News reported Thursday.
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/28 18:53:41

Tech fan sues company for breaking promise

A fan of smartphone maker Xiaomi surnamed Yang sued the company for not keeping its promise and claimed a compensation of 24,000 yuan ($3,490), Beijing's Haidian district court said Wednesday.
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/27 18:43:42

Vehicle catches fire after owner places incense sticks on it to pray for safety

A man accidentally burned down his minivan when he was praying for safety to mark the Mid-Autumn Festival.
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/27 18:43:41

Pet dog makes bus depot its home

A Golden Retriever got onto a bus without its owner in Southwest China's Chongqing and was eventually taken to the bus depot, where it waited for its owner to take it back for two days, the Chongqing Morning Post reported Thursday.
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/27 18:38:42

Bad call: Indian passenger removed from plane after trying to enter cockpit to charge phone

A passenger was kicked off an Indian flight after he tried to access the cockpit to charge his phone, the airline said Wednesday.
Source: AFP | 2018/9/27 18:38:42

Take that sucker! Seal slaps kayaker with octopus

Remarkable footage of the moment a New Zealand fur seal slaps a stunned kayaker in the face with an octopus has gone viral.
Source: AFP | 2018/9/27 18:38:41

TCM students shun spicy food

A Chinese medicine university in Central China's Henan Province has chosen not to serve any spicy food at its canteen, a video posted Tuesday on Pear Video, an online video platform, shows.
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/26 19:03:39