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Temple relic falls short of heaven

Crowds jostled in the courtyard of a Buddhist temple on Chinese New Year's Day for a chance to touch a "lucky gourd."
Source: Global Times | 2018/2/21 18:33:40

UK church spires used to boost phone, Wi-fi signal

Church spires across Britain will be used to boost broadband, mobile phone and WiFi connectivity in rural areas, under a deal struck between the government and the Church of England, it was announced Sunday.
Source: AFP | 2018/2/21 18:33:40

Seeing double - Djokovic cheers lookalike Olympic winner

Tennis ace Novak Djokovic has invited French lookalike Winter Olympic champion Pierre Vaultier for a get-together after the snowboard gold medalist noted the resemblance between the two men.
Source: AFP | 2018/2/21 18:33:40

French WWI soldier identified by DNA laid to rest

A century after the Battle of Verdun a French soldier who was left behind on the battlefield got a proper burial Wednesday after being identified by DNA samples from his relatives.
Source: AFP | 2018/2/21 18:33:39

Spooked buffalo shot after run through hospital

A runaway water buffalo was shot and killed by police after it ran through a hospital and sent people fleeing for safety in South China's Guangdong Province.
Source: Global Times | 2018/2/21 18:33:39

Show time!

A show dog is combed before being shown to the jury at the Winter Dog Show international dog exhibition in Budapest, Hungary on Saturday. Photo: IC
Source: IC | 2018/2/21 18:28:39

Ref calls are not Greek to Greek club

Greek Super League club Xanthi have found a unique way to protest what they believe are bad refereeing calls against them.
Source: AFP | 2018/2/13 19:03:40

Fireworks stand catches fire in South China

A giant blaze broke out at a fireworks stand in Fujian Province that sent its stock of rockets into the sky after the owner's son-in-law lit one too close.
Source: Global Times | 2018/2/13 19:03:40

Woman comes clean for stealing soap 18 years later

A Henan Province woman who for years felt remorse for stealing a bar of soap when she was 12 tried to make up for the crime 100-fold.
Source: Global Times | 2018/2/13 19:03:40

Comb alleviates brush with allergy

A quick-thinking train employee in Jiangsu Province helped a passenger escape a brush with danger on Friday by using her comb as a tongue suppressor.
Source: Global Times | 2018/2/13 19:03:39

Valentines get quickie marriage licenses at Las Vegas airport

The Las Vegas airport has given new meaning to rushing to make a connection, offering quickie wedding licenses for lovebirds desperate to get hitched on Valentine's Day.
Source: AFP | 2018/2/13 18:58:41

Cured French nun named as 70th miracle in Lourdes

The case of a French nun who recovered from a decades-old back problem that prevented her from walking normally has been recognized as the 70th miracle at the fabled French shrine of Lourdes, her church said Sunday.
Source: AFP | 2018/2/12 19:23:40

Pair robs vehicle near police cruiser, caught

Two men are behind bars after they robbed a vehicle as a patrol car passed and led police on a wild chase that saw one of the oblivious criminals flee into a police compound.
Source: Global Times | 2018/2/12 19:23:39

Trump and Kim fakes thank Olympics for kind welcome

Lookalikes of Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un who caused a stir at Friday's Pyeongchang Olympics opening ceremony have thanked organizers for their tender loving care.
Source: AFP | 2018/2/12 19:18:40

Norwegian skier wins 'Mustache Games' for magnificent facial hair

Robert Johansson soared through sub-zero winds to win ski-jumping bronze at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics but most of the talk afterwards focused on his magnificent ginger mustache.
Source: AFP | 2018/2/12 19:18:40

Man uses sack of coins to top up subway card

A commuter in Wuhan, Hubei Province was counting on finding a kind employee to accept his 1,000 jiao coins (equivalent of 100 yuan or $15) to top up his subway card.
Source: Global Times | 2018/2/12 19:18:40

Twitter users mix up Olympic city

South Koreans angry at North Korea's perceived "hijacking" of the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics have sarcastically dubbed it the "Pyongyang Games," but it seems many really are struggling to differentiate between the two places.
Source: AFP | 2018/2/11 19:58:40

How do you like your eggs, Norway? By the thousand

After taking receipt of 15,000 eggs instead of the 1,500 they wanted, Norway's team at this month's Pyeongchang Winter Olympics may have a pretty limited menu.
Source: Reuters | 2018/2/11 19:58:40