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Store owner mistakenly sells his winning 8.2m yuan lottery ticket

A lottery outlet owner in Shaanxi Province saw his luck run out after he accidentally sold a ticket he was saving that turned out to be an 8.2 million-yuan ($1.3 million) winner.
Source: Global Times | 2018/3/5 19:13:40

German equality czar pens gender neutral anthem

Germany's equality czar wants to remove words like "fatherland" and "brotherly" from the country's national anthem, following Canada and Austria in adopting gender neutral phrases.
Source: Reuters | 2018/3/5 18:33:39

Air passenger tied up after stripping naked

A Bangladeshi passenger who reportedly stripped naked and attacked a stewardess during a flight from Malaysia has been arrested, the airline said Monday.
Source: AFP | 2018/3/5 18:28:40

Mother bear fights off Indian tiger

Tourists on a wildlife safari in central India were treated to a rare and vicious fight for survival between a sloth bear defending its young and a huge Bengal tiger.
Source: AFP | 2018/3/5 18:28:39

Less make-up, shorter hair, quieter high heels: China school district releases 'good teacher' standards

Walking quietly in high heels and wearing light makeup are just some of the dozens of teacher dress code standards recently put forth by district education authorities in East China's Hangzhou.
Source: Global Times | 2018/3/4 18:58:40

Toddler disables mom's iPhone for '48 years'

A mother in Shanghai sought help with her iPhone after her toddler repeatedly entered the wrong passcode - locking it for nearly 48 years.
Source: Global Times | 2018/3/4 18:58:40

Chinese dad builds getaway in remote mountain cave

Peng Xingqiang has his very own man cave - in a real cave.
Source: Global Times | 2018/3/4 18:58:39

Paris metro fines pregnant woman for walking wrong way

A pregnant passenger on the Paris metro has been hit with a 60-euro fine for walking the wrong way, sparking outrage on social media.
Source: AFP | 2018/3/4 18:33:40

Dogs run for good cause in Manila

A chorus of dog barks filled the grounds of the Philippine Mall of Asia in Manila on Saturday as thousands of canines ran with their owners in this year's Pet Express Doggie Run to raise funds for charity.
Source: Reuters | 2018/3/4 18:33:39

US male faces 10 years in jail over Donald Trump Jr. white powder hoax

A man living in eastern US state of Massachusetts was arrested Thursday for allegedly sending white powder in an envelope to the eldest son of US President Donald Trump, the authorities said.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/3/2 6:49:34

S.Africa 'prophet' fined for spraying insecticide on followers

A South African court has fined a self-styled prophet who sprayed his followers in the face with insecticide as a supposed cure for illness.
Source: AFP | 2018/3/1 18:33:40

New shrimp gets queenly name

A new species of shrimp with a regally red tail discovered in Myanmar has been named after the 15th century queen who brought peace to the region.
Source: Global Times | 2018/3/1 18:33:40

NZ spy papers reveal 1981 bid to kill Queen

A teenager tried to assassinate Queen Elizabeth II during a 1981 visit to New Zealand and police covered up the botched attempt, according to official documents released Thursday.
Source: AFP | 2018/3/1 18:33:40

Shanghai catfishing scam on social media hooks middle-aged men with 'sex toy fees'

Police in Shanghai arrested two men running a catfish scam where they posed as women in chat groups to dupe middle-aged men by persuading them to pay "sex toy fees."
Source: Global Times | 2018/3/1 18:33:39

Beijing man sues Carrefour for rejecting commemorative PLA coins

A Beijing man is suing a Carrefour supermarket after cashiers refused to accept his commemorative 10-yuan ($1.60) coins to pay for groceries.
Source: Global Times | 2018/3/1 18:31:17

Mandatory exercise at the office, Sweden's latest craze

Workers spending their lunch break at the gym may be commonplace, but in Sweden some employers are pushing the idea even further, making on-the-job exercise compulsory.
Source: AFP | 2018/2/28 16:43:40

Saturn's moon may host life: study

Humanity may need look no further than our own Solar System in the search for alien life, researchers in Germany and Austria probing one of Saturn's moons said Tuesday.
Source: AFP | 2018/2/28 16:43:39

Runaway starving for internet fame goes hungry

That's one way to get your name out there. A 15-year-old runaway in East China turned himself in to police after disappearing to follow his dream of becoming a celebrity livestreamer.
Source: Global Times | 2018/2/28 16:38:40