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Man shamed for allowing mother to beg

A man in Shanxi Province was questioned by police after it was discovered that he was leaving his feeble elderly mother to beg at a railway station and living off her earnings.
Source: Global Times | 2018/7/5 19:23:40

Court annuls man's death certificate

A Romanian man is legally alive once again, two years after his family reported him dead after not hearing from him for decades, judicial sources said Wednesday.
Source: AFP | 2018/7/5 19:23:40

Late boarding bid lands man in custody

Cyprus police arrested a Ukrainian on Wednesday after he scaled an airport security fence in a desperate bid to join his family on a flight despite missing the final boarding call.
Source: AFP | 2018/7/5 19:23:40

Father writes 26 books to fuel kid's reading habit

Chen Chunren said he began writing stories for his daughter, an avid reader, because he couldn't afford to keep buying her books.
Source: Global Times | 2018/7/4 19:33:41

Woman crashes ex-boyfriend's graduation in a wedding dress

Duo Duo wore a wedding dress to a graduation ceremony on Friday. It was not her wedding day, and she wasn't graduating.
Source: Global Times | 2018/7/4 19:33:41

Goalkeeper kicks off cosmetic craze

A South Korean goalkeeper has found some unexpected fans among Chinese women during the World Cup not for his outstanding saves but his fabulous taste in cosmetics.
Source: Global Times | 2018/7/4 19:33:40

KFA decides against punishing egg-throwers

The Korea Football Association (KFA) has decided not to pursue charges against people who threw eggs at the national team after they arrived home from the World Cup, police said on Tuesday.
Source: Reuters | 2018/7/4 19:28:41

Greenpeace activists fly drone into nuclear plant

Greenpeace activists said Tuesday they had flown a drone fitted out as a flying Superman into a nuclear energy plant in southeast France, aiming to show how the country's reactors are vulnerable to terror attacks.
Source: AFP | 2018/7/4 19:28:41

Stranded customer repeatedly calls car company hotline – no one answers

A man is crusading against a shared car company after being left stranded for hours due to a vehicle breakdown and repeated calls to their customer helpline went unanswered.
Source: Global Times | 2018/7/3 19:48:39

Drug dealers nabbed with Trump-shaped ecstasy pills

The Trump brand has been slapped on steaks, ties, wine, an airline and any number of skyscrapers, but US police have discovered a new product trying to get a high from the president's image: the drug ecstasy.
Source: AFP | 2018/7/3 19:43:41

Lawsuit filed against Audrey Hepburn-themed restaurant

A descendant of Audrey Hepburn is reportedly suing an East China restaurant chain themed after the fashion icon and humanitarian for personality rights infringement.
Source: Global Times | 2018/7/3 19:43:41

Baidianer the World Cup cat dies

Baidianer, a museum-residing cat that became a celebrity in China for predicting the outcome of eight World Cup matches this year, has died.
Source: Global Times | 2018/7/3 19:43:40

All about his mother: Turkmen media laud leader's new book

Discussing the book on television Friday, a provincial representative of Berdymukhamedov's party noted that a Turkmen woman's "best features" are "devotion to the family home and loyalty to our national traditions."
Source: AFP | 2018/7/3 19:43:40

Prank caller talks to Trump aboard Air Force One

A prank caller talking to the leader of the world's most powerful country aboard Air Force One? It's apparently possible if you're a comedian.
Source: AFP | 2018/7/2 20:56:44

Trapped dog gets neighborhood's attention by taking away their internet

A dog that fell down a manhole was eventually rescued after it chewed through cables and knocked out the neighborhood's internet service.
Source: Global Times | 2018/7/2 19:28:40

Man sells protected animal to cop

A man was detained after he unknowingly tried to sell a protected animal to a forestry police chief over WeChat
Source: Global Times | 2018/7/2 19:28:40

Cambodia earns Guinness Record for longest scarf

Cambodia won a place in the Guinness book of World Records Sunday for a 1,100-meter long version of the country's popular krama scarf.
Source: AFP | 2018/7/2 19:28:39

Chinese offer to eat US' invasive crab problem

Chinese social media users are offering to help the US with an invasive crab species that for years has choked rivers and lakes along the eastern seaboard - by eating them.
Source: Global Times | 2018/7/2 19:23:41