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Jumbo sale: two 747 jets auctioned on Taobao

The sky seems to be the limit for Chinese online shopping portal Taobao.
Source: AFP | 2017/11/22 19:48:40

Trump pardons turkey to follow White House Thanksgiving tradition

US President Donald Trump on Tuesday pardoned Drumstick, the official White House turkey, in the White House's Rose Garden, following a funny White House tradition in honor of the Thanksgiving holiday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/22 8:15:32

Police urge West Ham fans not to dial 999

Fans of the UK's West Ham United have been warned to stop calling the emergency services number 999 to complain about their team, who are languishing in the Premier League relegation zone.
Source: AFP | 2017/11/21 20:18:39

Don't buy fake artwork online, says Panchen Lama

The 11th Panchen Lama has accused vendors on Taobao of selling artworks that are falsely attributed to him and is asking the public not to buy them.
Source: Global Times | 2017/11/21 19:58:39

Tourist causes uproar for feeding bears at drive-through wildlife park

A tourist has apologized after video of him feeding bears at a drive-through wildlife zoo in Beijing sparked criticism online.
Source: Global Times | 2017/11/21 19:53:40

Victoria's Secret falls into success

Heated discussions have erupted on Chinese social media over the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show in Shanghai, with 470 million views on the online topic.
Source: Global Times | 2017/11/21 19:53:39

UK embassy cat named 'chief mouser'

At the British embassy in Jordan, a former rescue cat is settling into his new position as chief mouser - as a traditional well established in the ministries of London goes global.
Source: Reuters | 2017/11/21 19:53:39

Surgeons claim head transplant using human cadavers a success

The world's first human head transplant was carried out using two cadavers Friday at a Northeast China university, surgeons claimed.
Source: Global Times | 2017/11/20 19:18:39

Woman sprayed with fire extinguisher at wedding in latest bridal hazing case

Excessive and inappropriate hazing at Chinese weddings has once again sparked ire online, this time over a video showing a Guangdong Province bridesmaid being doused with a fire extinguisher straight in the face.
Source: Global Times | 2017/11/20 19:17:34

NZ PM denies Trump mistook her for Trudeau's wife

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern on Monday played down suggestions US President Donald Trump confused her with Canadian leader Justin Trudeau's wife at a summit in Asia last week.
Source: AFP | 2017/11/20 19:17:33

Trapped monkey triggers search

Experts are searching for a monkey spotted at a nature reserve in Southwest China with a trap clamped on its paw.
Source: Global Times | 2017/11/20 19:13:40

'No cash, Carney?' Bank of England Governor unable to find wallet

Bank of England Governor Mark Carney appeared unable to find his wallet on Thursday while attending a central bank event to promote public understanding of economics.
Source: Reuters | 2017/11/20 19:13:39

Meteoric debut

A fragment of a meteorite that fell northwest of Shangri-La county, Yunnan Province on October 4 is shown for the first time at a jewelry show in Chengdu, Sichuan Province on Saturday.
Source: IC | 2017/11/19 19:08:39

Man sentenced for steroid 'prank'

A man sentenced to one year in jail for slipping male growth hormones into a female coworker's food saw the decision upheld, Chengdu Economic Daily reported.
Source: Global Times | 2017/11/19 19:03:39

Cocky US pilot draws penis in sky, Navy not amused

The US Navy was left red-faced Friday after a pilot painted an enormous outline of a penis in the sky using the condensation trails from his multi-million dollar warplane.
Source: AFP | 2017/11/19 19:03:39

Finnish police rap official for hiding in car trunk

Finnish police reprimanded a man for traveling in a car boot to hide his meeting with Prime Minister Juha Sipila during a government crisis last summer, saying this was breach of the traffic code.
Source: Reuters | 2017/11/19 18:58:40

US candidate brags about sex with '50 very attractive females'

An Ohio judge and gubernatorial candidate sparked a firestorm Friday when, seemingly fed up with the escalating national debate over sexual harassment, he bragged that he had slept with 50 women.
Source: AFP | 2017/11/19 18:58:40

Hikers force wild boar off cliff edge in Spain

Police in Spain are searching for eight hikers who were caught on video surrounding a wild boar and pushing it off a cliff.
Source: Global Times | 2017/11/19 18:58:40