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Young woman in distress wants beauty app used

A young woman who was carried to a bench after fainting at a subway station in Xi'an, Shaanxi Province had the presence of mind to humorously ask the person taking a video of her to use the beautification function on their phone.
Source: Global Times | 2019/1/28 18:33:39

A woman spends two days washing 365 pairs of husband's socks

A woman who washed 365 pairs of her husband's socks received a lot of online advice about a woman's domestic duties on Sunday.
Source: Global Times | 2019/1/28 18:28:39

Treasure hunt ensues after villagers find ancient silver coins that must be returned to the state

Treasure hunting villagers in South China are likely to end up disappointed after the remains of a pot containing ancient silver coins was dug up.
Source: Global Times | 2019/1/28 18:23:39

Teacher's traditional red packet gives students 'no homework' coupons

A teacher in Central China who awarded “no homework” coupons to pupils who did well on their final exam is receiving kudos from netizens for being “creative.”
Source: Global Times | 2019/1/27 17:53:39

Dragon, tofu in 1,000s of pieces

What do a 3.8-meter-long dragon and multiple plates of Chinese cuisine have in common? They're made of hundreds of thousands of pieces of Lego.
Source: Global Times | 2019/1/27 17:48:39

Street sweeper trades his paintings for trash

A sanitation worker in Northwest China is making a name for himself as an accomplished artist and dedicated environmentalist after offering a 50 percent discount on his paintings for people who also traded in some trash.
Source: Global Times | 2019/1/27 17:46:28

Despite 'best conditions' only half of mushers manage to finish tough Czech sled dog race

Only half of the 100 competitors who braved one of Europe's toughest sled dog races, the Czech Long Trail, finished the competition which ended on Saturday.
Source: AFP | 2019/1/27 17:23:40

Skateboard collection goes for $800,000

A collection of all 248 skateboards produced by streetwear brand Supreme has been sold for a record $800,000 at a Sotheby's online auction.
Source: AFP | 2019/1/27 17:23:39

Viacom buys television streaming service Pluto TV for $340m in cash

US media group Viacom announced Tuesday a deal to buy free streaming television service Pluto TV for $340 million in cash to better compete as lifestyles shift to online entertainment.
Source: AFP | 2019/1/23 22:13:42

Fans baffled as Liverpool star Mohamed Salah closes his social media accounts

Fans were left baffled on Wednesday after Liverpool's star Egyptian striker Mohamed Salah appeared to have deleted all of his social media accounts where his followers number in the millions.
Source: AFP | 2019/1/23 22:13:41

Shanghai Disneyland to grow again

Shanghai Disneyland will add a Zootopia-themed land, bringing characters from The Walt Disney Company's popular animated film to the park, the operator said here on Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/1/23 22:13:40

East Chinese city Jinan completes autopilot bus driving road test in 5G environment

An autopilot bus has finished its road test in a 5G network environment in the city of Jinan, East China's Shandong Province.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/1/23 22:08:43

Sony's robocop dog will keep an eye on your home

Sony's puppy-sized robot dog aibo, equipped with cameras, artificial intelligence and internet capability, can now remotely check up on family members, children or even pets, the Japanese electronics giant said Wednesday.
Source: AFP | 2019/1/23 22:08:42

Transit worker's Peppa Pig figures bring smiles to his passengers

A bus ticket taker on a local bus in Central China is warming the hearts of passengers – and thousands more online – by handing out colorful cartoon figurine of Peppa Pig he makes out of dough.
Source: Global Times | 2019/1/23 21:58:41

Dog leads ambulance to passed-out owner

Paramedics driving their ambulance down a narrow street on an emergency call suddenly realized the dog running in front of them was leading them to their patient who had passed out.
Source: Global Times | 2019/1/23 21:53:40

Grammy nominee blasts designers for dubbing her 'too big' to dress

An American pop star up for Best New Artist at next month's Grammys says she's struggling to find a dress for the ceremony, with designers calling her “too big.”
Source: AFP | 2019/1/23 20:48:42

Blue Origin set for 10th test flight

Blue Origin, the rocket company headed by Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, is poised to launch the 10th test flight of its unmanned New Shepard rocket on Wednesday as it competes with Virgin Galactic to become the first to carry tourists on brief visits to space.
Source: AFP | 2019/1/23 20:48:42

Google's Nest camera hacked broadcasts hoax nuclear attack alert to terrified family

Nest urged owners of its security cameras Tuesday to use enhanced authentication to thwart hackers, after one terrified a family with a hoax nuclear missile attack.
Source: AFP | 2019/1/23 20:48:41