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Cannabis calendar sees high sales

As the holidays approach, a Vancouver company said Monday it is struggling to meet the demand for its novel marijuana advent calendars - even though they are illegal.
Source: AFP | 2017/11/28 19:38:39

Couple found guilty of running $7.5 million pyramid scheme

Police in Anhui broke up a multi-million dollar pyramid scheme that was in part run by a former teacher who recruited students and his wife who oversaw the operation from her day job at a bank.
Source: Global Times | 2017/11/28 19:33:40

Rich roots

A giant ginseng root is displayed at the Wuzhen Internet National Medical Museum in Zhejiang Province Saturday. More than 180 years old, the root is estimated to be worth 6 million yuan ($909,000). It was found in Changbai Mountain, Liaoning
Source: IC | 2017/11/27 19:38:39

Circus tiger escapes from cage, injures two children

Two children were treated for mild injures after a tiger escaped from a cage and charged into a crowd during a circus performance in Central China on Saturday.
Source: Global Times | 2017/11/27 18:33:40

Man injured after trying to throw shared bike, bike throws him instead

A man was seriously injured after a fall while trying to hurl a Mobike near a river in Jinan, Shandong Province.
Source: Global Times | 2017/11/27 18:28:40

Saving McDonald's 'Store No.1'

It has been closed to visitors for a decade with few noticing.
Source: AFP | 2017/11/27 18:23:40

UK archbishop wears collar again after Mugabe's fall

The Archbishop of York, John Sentamu, put on his white cleric's collar on Sunday for the first time since cutting it up ten years ago in a highly symbolic protest at former president Robert Mugabe's rule.
Source: AFP | 2017/11/27 17:58:39

Indian doctors find 263 coins, blades, needles in man's stomach

Doctors in central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh in a rare surgery removed iron objects including coins and needles weighing around five kg from a man's stomach, health officials said Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/27 15:34:15

Fan fiction? Chinese man with bizarre plan involving 1.5 million people and handheld fans to tackle city smog seeks patent

From "smog corridors" to smog-cleaning bicycles, China has seen some unusual proposals to clean up smog.
Source: Global Times | 2017/11/27 14:03:39

US cop wins tweeting award for creative posts

A Twitter post in late October from policeman Ben Gardner in the US state of Kansas featured a large cow curled up on top of a BMW sedan's hood.
Source: AFP | 2017/11/26 19:28:39

Man drowns staging car crash for insurance scam

A Zhejiang Province man died after he and a woman staged a car accident for an insurance payout by rigging his Jaguar to crash into a river.
Source: Global Times | 2017/11/26 19:28:39

Boys travel 90km hidden under bus

Two young village boys seeking adventure in town survived a 90-kilometer trip while hidden under a bus.
Source: Global Times | 2017/11/26 19:23:40

He's armless: England rugby boss gives cricket advice

England rugby coach Eddie Jones advised Australia spinner Nathan Lyon to work on an "arm ball" after watching him go wicketless on the first day of the Ashes series.
Source: AFP | 2017/11/26 19:23:40

Chinese barber offers eyelid shaves

Chinese street barber Xiong Gaowu deftly scrapes a straight razor along the inside of his customer's eyelid.
Source: Reuters | 2017/11/26 19:23:39

Unable to afford son's betrothal gift, mother drowns herself

A mother in Henan Province reportedly committed suicide because she couldn't afford the betrothal gift the family of her son's fiancée had requested.
Source: Global Times | 2017/11/23 19:33:40

Indonesian kills serpent with bare hands on train

An Indonesian man who used his bare hands to kill a snake that was discovered slithering on a busy commuter train has become an Internet hero.
Source: AFP | 2017/11/23 19:33:40

3 coffees a day linked to more health than harm

People who drink three to four cups of coffee a day are more likely to see health benefits than harm, experiencing lower risks of premature death and heart disease than those who abstain, scientists said on Wednesday.
Source: Reuters | 2017/11/23 19:33:39

Teacher caught stealing rare plants

A professor at a Shandong Province university was caught trying to make like a tree and leave with extremely rare plants from a botanical gardens in Nanjing while leading a school trip.
Source: Global Times | 2017/11/23 19:08:39