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Three men pay out 90k yuan in groom hazing lawsuit

A district court in Southwest China awarded 90,000 yuan ($14,221) to a groom who was facially disfigured during a hazing incident at the hands of three friends, media reported Wednesday.
Source: Global Times | 2018/2/28 16:38:39

Two busted for running bookie operation on WeChat

Two men accused of running a bookies through the messaging app WeChat were detained over the Spring Festival holiday.
Source: Global Times | 2018/2/28 16:33:39

Thailand arrests 10 Russians who ran sex training course in Pattaya

Thai police on Monday arrested a group of 10 Russians who were running a sex training class for their compatriots in Pattaya, and have charged them with working in Thailand without permission.
Source: Reuters | 2018/2/27 18:58:40

Today's elephants don't interbreed like ancient species: study

Ancient species of elephants and mammoths interbred, swapping genes that helped them adapt to new habitats and climates, a practice that is lost among modern-day elephants, researchers said Monday.
Source: AFP | 2018/2/27 18:58:40

Sick of being burgled, store owner puts up polite sign

A woman in Southwest China was tired of having her little general store robbed.
Source: Global Times | 2018/2/27 18:20:47

Matronly livestreamer plays matchmaker to China's lonely singles

Lin Fujing has picked up an interesting hobby in her retirement.
Source: Global Times | 2018/2/27 18:18:39

City girl leaves boyfriend after 'disappointing' Spring Festival with his rural family

A Chongqing woman dumped her boyfriend during the Spring Festival holiday after finding his rural roots were a little too rustic for her tastes.
Source: Global Times | 2018/2/27 18:03:39

Chinese scientists develop polar bear fur-inspired thermal textile, used in military

Chinese scientists have developed a thermally insulating textile inspired by polar bear fur, which could possibly be used in producing military clothing.
Source: Global Times | 2018/2/26 22:58:39

Boy urinates on elevator buttons, becomes trapped

A Chongqing boy became trapped in an elevator after he urinated all over its control panel and shorted out the electronics.
Source: Global Times | 2018/2/26 19:08:40

Parents arrange 'date marathon' for son over holiday

An Anhui Province man said he's still reeling from his Spring Festival vacation after his parents, eager to get him married, scheduled him on a five-day dating spree.
Source: Global Times | 2018/2/26 19:08:40

Built to lean

Pictured is a building that is designed to appear like it is falling over in Chongqing on Friday. The structure slopes 20 degrees, earning it the name “crooked building” among locals. Photo: IC
Source: IC | 2018/2/26 19:08:39

Icy blast from Siberia sweeps across Europe

A wintry blast of freezing temperatures swept across Europe on Sunday, with a biting wind from Siberia claiming four lives and endangering the continent's homeless.
Source: AFP | 2018/2/26 18:18:39

Grooms, guests for hire in Vietnam

Kha's wedding day looked perfect from the outside but she was hiding a dark secret: the 27-year-old was pregnant and her husband was fake, hired for a staged wedding to avoid the social stigma of becoming a single mother.
Source: AFP | 2018/2/26 18:13:40

Village bans banquet celebrating groom's second marriage

Village officials in Sichuan Province have riled residents after enforcing a banquet ban that singles out birthdays for people younger than 60 and those on their second marriage.
Source: Global Times | 2018/2/25 19:48:40

Ge You wins lawsuit against travel site Yi Long

A famous Chinese actor has finally won his two-year lawsuit against a travel company for using a widely-circulated meme that features his image as part of a social media ad campaign.
Source: Global Times | 2018/2/25 19:48:40

A Bite of China stirs wok craze

A wok maker in East China's Shandong Province is asking people to stop trespassing on their property after their wares were featured Monday on culinary series A Bite of China.
Source: Global Times | 2018/2/25 19:48:39

That's nuts! Squirrel survives brush with Olympic snowboarder

An intrepid squirrel came within a whisker of meeting its end Saturday when it scampered across the snowboard parallel giant slalom course during a race.
Source: AFP | 2018/2/25 18:58:39

Malaysia elephant sanctuary trumpets effort to cut human-animal conflict

A herd of elephants tramp through jungle before lumbering into a river under the watchful gaze of their keepers, training at a Malaysian sanctuary for their vital work in reducing human-animal conflict.
Source: AFP | 2018/2/25 18:53:39