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Early human cousins may have been jewelers

A rare species of primitive human roamed the forests of Eurasia 200,000 years ago and may have made tools and even jewelry, according to new research published Wednesday.
Source: AFP | 2019/1/31 16:53:42

Limited edition imperial bike displayed in the Palace Museum for Spring Festival

China's 60-year-old iconic bicycle maker Phoenix is taking part in an exhibition at the Palace Museum in Beijing, where it is showing off a handmade limited edition two-wheeler dedicated to designs from the ancient imperial court.
Source: Global Times | 2019/1/30 18:08:41

'Goooal!' Brazilian mother narrates games for blind son, meets star player

A passionate Brazilian soccer fan has drawn nationwide attention for narrating her local team's soccer matches live to her blind and autistic son.
Source: AFP | 2019/1/30 18:08:41

Myanmar beauty pageant seeks unity

A “Miss Ethnic Myanmar” beauty pageant and a campfire dance with a buffalo skull on Tuesday brought an end to a festival celebrating the country's ethnic minorities, even as the military remains locked in conflict with many groups.
Source: AFP | 2019/1/30 18:07:08

Drug dealer arrested after challenging detective to a fight

Undercover police in Northeast China's Heilongjiang Province goaded a wanted drug dealer into meeting them under the pretence of settling a simple misunderstanding with a fist fight.
Source: Global Times | 2019/1/30 17:58:42

Skinless mannequin gets the hospital's message across

A hospital department in Southwest China has resorted to startling visitors with a freaky way of telling them they can't walk through to other parts of the hospital.
Source: Global Times | 2019/1/30 17:53:42

Retrievers retrieved from cop shop

A pet owner was reunited with his two lost dogs in Northeast China on Saturday, after discovering they were being taken care of by police during the 10 days they went missing.
Source: Global Times | 2019/1/29 18:48:27

People traveling home for the Spring Festival can't get pets past security

People traveling home for the Spring Festival who have tried to sneak on trains with their pets are not getting very far.
Source: Global Times | 2019/1/29 18:43:40

El Chapo, actor who plays him on 'Narcos' cross paths in US court

The actor who plays Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman in the Netflix hit Narcos: Mexico had an unusual opportunity to study his character in real life, after he attended Guzman's ongoing trial in a federal courtroom in Brooklyn, New York on Monday.
Source: AFP | 2019/1/29 18:33:42

Fashion show takes gun violence to runway as models remember loved ones who died

Dozens of models took to the runway in Boston over the weekend, and all of them shared a common thread: all have lost relatives to gun violence.
Source: AFP | 2019/1/29 18:33:41

Tourists pose as Terracotta warriors on giant replica

A giant high-tech bust of an ancient Terracotta Warrior in downtown Xi'an, Northwest China's Shaanxi Province is startling, amusing and even frightening passers-by.
Source: Global Times | 2019/1/29 16:13:39

Misinformation woes could multiply with more sophisticated 'deepfake' videos

If you see a video of a politician speaking words he never would utter, or a Hollywood star improbably appearing in a cheap adult movie, you may be witnessing the future of “fake news.”
Source: AFP | 2019/1/28 18:33:40

'Cold, hellish, terrifying' – tough guys go for it in UK competition

Submerged in mud, running over fire, crawling through electrified wires – it's not most people's idea of fun.
Source: AFP | 2019/1/28 18:33:40

Young woman in distress wants beauty app used

A young woman who was carried to a bench after fainting at a subway station in Xi'an, Shaanxi Province had the presence of mind to humorously ask the person taking a video of her to use the beautification function on their phone.
Source: Global Times | 2019/1/28 18:33:39

A woman spends two days washing 365 pairs of husband's socks

A woman who washed 365 pairs of her husband's socks received a lot of online advice about a woman's domestic duties on Sunday.
Source: Global Times | 2019/1/28 18:28:39

Treasure hunt ensues after villagers find ancient silver coins that must be returned to the state

Treasure hunting villagers in South China are likely to end up disappointed after the remains of a pot containing ancient silver coins was dug up.
Source: Global Times | 2019/1/28 18:23:39

Teacher's traditional red packet gives students 'no homework' coupons

A teacher in Central China who awarded “no homework” coupons to pupils who did well on their final exam is receiving kudos from netizens for being “creative.”
Source: Global Times | 2019/1/27 17:53:39

Dragon, tofu in 1,000s of pieces

What do a 3.8-meter-long dragon and multiple plates of Chinese cuisine have in common? They're made of hundreds of thousands of pieces of Lego.
Source: Global Times | 2019/1/27 17:48:39