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Dog owner spends about $4,935 building a luxury villa for his pets, complete with swimming pool

A man in East China has given new meaning to a dog's life, building his three canines a two-story, air-conditioned dog house that comes with their own pooch pool.
Source: Global Times | 2019/10/17 17:13:40

Tulips from Amsterdam? Probe finds blooming scam is ripping off tourists

Tourists are being ripped off at Amsterdam's famous flower market, with just one percent of all bulbs sold at the floating bazaar ever producing a blossom, investigators said Tuesday.
Source: AFP | 2019/10/16 16:13:42

Lawyer seeks delay to watch Nationals' World Series drive

Late nights spent cheering the Washington Nationals' roller coaster ride to the brink of the World Series have created a headache for one baseball-loving legal eagle.
Source: AFP | 2019/10/16 16:13:41

Photo shoot causes headache for mall's washroom attendants

The ladies washroom in a shopping mall in East China has such nice decoration that it becomes a favorite place to stage no-cost photo shoots for online fashion stores, leaving mall managers and cleaners unimpressed.
Source: Global Times | 2019/10/16 16:08:41

Courier's suspicion saves a life

A courier in Southwest China thought it was strange when he was asked by a customer to buy a bottle of pesticide and deliver it to nearby location. His suspicions apparently stopped the man from committing suicide.
Source: Global Times | 2019/10/16 16:08:41

Fugitive on the run for 13 years addicted to lotteries

A man in Southwest China, who was on the run for 13 years, continued his habit of buying mass quantities of lottery tickets, which is apparently why he committed his alleged crime of embezzling more than 700,000 yuan($98,674).
Source: Global Times | 2019/10/16 16:08:40

Gareth Southgate? I like his style, says Wallabies boss

Wallabies coach Michael Cheika described England soccer manager Gareth Southgate as a friend and a "lovely chap" on Monday, but said he didn't need his help for this week's Rugby World Cup quarter-final.
Source: AFP | 2019/10/15 18:23:40

Unlikely fictional characters paired

An online entertainment platform's list of incredible couples, which puts Voldemort and Lin Daiyu on top, has generated a lot of discussion on Chinese social media.
Source: Global Times | 2019/10/15 18:18:41

Avril Lavigne, Chinese man have the same number

A man from Central China and Canadian singer Avril Lavigne has something very much in common: They have the exact same phone number and the man is not amused.
Source: Global Times | 2019/10/15 18:18:40

Extreme speed reading; eyes not required

A training center is trying to entice parents to enroll their children in a course that promises to teach young pupils to read 20,000 words a minute simply by flipping through the pages of a book.
Source: Global Times | 2019/10/15 18:13:40

Dog retrieves phone, helps save a man's life

A golden retriever somehow retrieved a discarded mobile phone during its walk by a river, enabling the dog's owners to help police track down the family of a man who had attempted suicide.
Source: Global Times | 2019/10/15 14:53:40

NFL's Saints get unexpected boost from Pope Francis Twitter tag

The New Orleans Saints got a surprise shout-out on Sunday from Pope Francis, with fans and at least one player taking the inadvertent tag as a good omen for the NFL team.
Source: AFP | 2019/10/14 17:38:40

Facebook researchers use math to make better translations

Designers of machine translation tools still mostly rely on dictionaries to make a foreign language understandable. But now there is a new way: numbers.
Source: AFP | 2019/10/14 17:38:39

Paramedic responds to wife's call

Sometimes life is more dramatic than a TV show, at least that's the experience of a new father, which has been shared with more than 10 million netizens.
Source: Global Times | 2019/10/14 17:28:40

Woman stuffs onions, meat in fake LV bag, daughter busted

An elderly woman in Southwest China who stuffed veggies in her Louis Vuitton bag, attracted police and led to her daughter being busted for selling counterfeits.
Source: Global Times | 2019/10/14 17:28:39

HK pop star awarded Guinness World record for highest altitude concert in Tibet

Karen Mok, a renowned pop star from Hong Kong, was awarded a Guinness World record for a solo concert at the highest altitude, which was held at a sports center in Lhasa, Southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region at an altitude of exactly 3,648.308 meters on Saturday.
Source: Global Times | 2019/10/14 17:23:39

Ukraine's Zelensky 'breaks record' for world's longest press conference

Volodymyr Zelensky, a popular comedian before he was elected president of Ukraine this spring, promised to bring a fresh kind of politics to the ex-Soviet nation.
Source: AFP | 2019/10/13 17:43:39

Polish city declares free transport

Public transport will be free through the weekend for anyone carrying a book by Poland's newly minted Nobel literature laureate Olga Tokarczuk in her western city of Wroclaw, local officials said Friday.
Source: AFP | 2019/10/13 17:38:41