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Vehicle catches fire after owner places incense sticks on it to pray for safety

A man accidentally burned down his minivan when he was praying for safety to mark the Mid-Autumn Festival.
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/27 18:43:41

Pet dog makes bus depot its home

A Golden Retriever got onto a bus without its owner in Southwest China's Chongqing and was eventually taken to the bus depot, where it waited for its owner to take it back for two days, the Chongqing Morning Post reported Thursday.
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/27 18:38:42

Bad call: Indian passenger removed from plane after trying to enter cockpit to charge phone

A passenger was kicked off an Indian flight after he tried to access the cockpit to charge his phone, the airline said Wednesday.
Source: AFP | 2018/9/27 18:38:42

Take that sucker! Seal slaps kayaker with octopus

Remarkable footage of the moment a New Zealand fur seal slaps a stunned kayaker in the face with an octopus has gone viral.
Source: AFP | 2018/9/27 18:38:41

TCM students shun spicy food

A Chinese medicine university in Central China's Henan Province has chosen not to serve any spicy food at its canteen, a video posted Tuesday on Pear Video, an online video platform, shows.
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/26 19:03:39

Police use body hair of bald man for drug testing

A drug user in Hangzhou, East China's Zhejiang Province, intentionally shaved his head completely to escape from a hair test for drug use, but his pubic hair stabbed him in the back, Hangzhou-based newspaper Dushi Kuaibao reported on Tuesday.
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/26 18:58:43

Customer, shop owner turn to God to settle feud over payment of shopping bill

A male customer and a female clothing shop owner kneeled on the ground, burned incense sticks and swore to God they weren't lying, after a dispute over the payment of the shopping bill in Zijin county of South China's Guangdong Province on Tuesday.
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/26 18:58:42

Police hunt men suspected of killing, torturing kangaroos in Australia

Three men accused of torturing and killing kangaroos are being hunted by police in Australia, just days after a man was arrested for intentionally mowing down emus in another high-profile animal cruelty case.
Source: AFP | 2018/9/26 18:58:40

Mid-air panic! Indian flier mistakes exit door for loo

An Indian passenger sparked panic in mid-air when he tried to open a plane door, apparently mistaking it for the toilet, the airline and reports said.
Source: AFP | 2018/9/26 18:58:40

Unusual incarnations of Buddha widely shared on WeChat Moment

Photos of a series of bizarre Buddha statues were widely shared on WeChat Moment of Chinese mobile users recently.
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/25 18:33:40

Foreigner draws ire for seat hogging

A foreign passenger joined the group of seat hogs on Sunday by taking a wrong seat and then reacting rudely when criticized by others, the Beijing Youth Daily reported on Tuesday, citing a video clip posted on btime.com.
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/25 18:33:40

Kid nearly falls to death after being put alone on Ferris wheel by mother to save ticket fee

A 5-year-old Zhejiang boy almost fell from a 42-meter-tall Ferris wheel in operation on Mid-Autumn Festival because his mother wanted to save 30 yuan ($4).
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/25 18:33:39

Mystery behind art's most scandalous picture revealed

One of the greatest mysteries in art history appears to have been solved.
Source: AFP | 2018/9/25 18:28:40

What Brexit could mean for your ferret

Britain laid out Monday the potential impact of Brexit for ferrets in case no deal is reached with the EU, along with warnings on air travel, freight transport and copyrights.
Source: AFP | 2018/9/25 18:28:40

London serial cat killer believed to be a fox

There might not be a maniacal cat-killer on the loose in London after all, or at least not a human one.
Source: AFP | 2018/9/24 19:38:40

Australia kills sharks after tourist attacks

Four large sharks have been killed in Australia after a woman and a 12-year-old girl were attacked at a popular Great Barrier Reef tourist spot.
Source: AFP | 2018/9/24 19:38:40

Driver punished by Didi after dispute over fare

A man who spent over 10,000 yuan ($1,460) for a taxi ride from Zhejiang Province to Guizhou Province filed a complaint to the taxi-hailing platform Didi Chuxing after he was left behind by the driver in Guizhou in May. Didi later suspended the driver's account after discovering that the passenger and the driver had made a deal offline which violated the regulations of the company, the Shanghai Observer reported Saturday.
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/24 19:38:39

Passengers squeeze into tiny toilet in pyramid shape on overloaded bus

After receiving a tip from a netizen about an overloaded bus, traffic police found four passengers had squeezed into the tiny toilet of the long-distance bus in Central China's Hunan Province on Saturday.
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/24 19:33:40