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Daughter gives away parents money virtually to strangers in chat group

An 11-year-old girl from Nanjing, East China's Jiangsu Province sent over 9,000 yuan ($1,313) to strangers through virtual red envelops on Tencent Holding's QQ platform, Knews reported on Sunday.
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/24 19:33:39

400,000 yuan spent on meal for eight in Shanghai

A prince from Dubai spending 400,000 yuan ($58,378) on a meal in a Shanghai restaurant to treat his Chinese contacts has made headlines on Chinese social media.
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/20 16:28:40

Mother, daughter arrested for marriage fraud

A mother and daughter in Hubei Province have been detained for marriage fraud, media reported on Wednesday.
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/20 16:23:41

Firemen battle firenado for hose

Firefighters trying to put out a record number of wildfires in westernmost Canada recently found themselves in an unexpected tug-of-war with a fire devil for control of their hose.
Source: AFP | 2018/9/20 16:23:41

Italian navy smuggles cigarettes after Libya mission to Europe

An Italian naval vessel was used to smuggle crates of cigarettes while returning from a mission to stop migrants from traveling from Libya to Europe, the navy confirmed on Wednesday after revelations in the press.
Source: AFP | 2018/9/20 16:23:40

Air pressure mix-up on Indian flight causes passengers to bleed

A cockpit mix-up left more than 30 passengers on an Indian plane bleeding from their ears and noses Thursday after the crew forgot to flick a switch regulating cabin air pressure.
Source: AFP | 2018/9/20 16:18:40

High school teacher punishes students for using cell phones in classroom

A video showing two students being asked to smash their phones in front of the whole class after they were caught using their cell phones in the class is making rounds on social media. Some netizens endorsed the punishment as a way of teaching a lesson to the phone-addicted students while others thought it was too harsh.
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/19 19:38:40

Children get homework on anger control

A special homework for primary school students designed for emotion control during the summer vacation has gone viral. The homework set a challenge for students and their parents to "live without anger for 21 days."
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/19 19:33:43

Woman unaware of pregnancy at time of labor

A heavily pregnant woman in Southwest China thought she had suffered from constipation when she actually went into labor and gave birth to a baby girl three minutes later, media reported on Tuesday.
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/19 19:33:43

Urban air pollution linked to higher risk of dementia: study

Urban air pollution, mostly from vehicles, is associated with an increased risk of dementia, according to research published Wednesday.
Source: AFP | 2018/9/19 19:33:41

Mosquitoes pose risk to food safety

Mosquito larvae have been observed ingesting microplastics that can be passed up the food chain, researchers said Wednesday, potentially uncovering a new way that the polluting particles could damage the environment.
Source: AFP | 2018/9/19 19:33:40

Killing mosquito on car windscreen costs 8,000 yuan

An East China man had to replace his BMW car's windscreen, which was damaged as he tried to kill a mosquito sitting on it on September 11.
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/18 17:33:40

Restaurant raises food delivery fee to 1,000 yuan during typhoon

A South China hamburger restaurant increased its delivery fee to 1,000 yuan ($145) so as to stop its delivery guys from possible accidents and injury during the delivery as Typhoon Mangkhut hit Guangdong Province on Monday.
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/18 17:33:39

One in 11 US teens use cannabis in e-cigarettes, study shows

Nearly one in 11 US youths say they use battery powered vaping devices, or e-cigarettes, to smoke marijuana or other cannabis products, US researchers said on Monday.
Source: AFP | 2018/9/18 17:28:40

India's singing village where everyone has melody

Curious whistles and chirrups echo through the jungle around Kongthong, a remote Indian village, but this is no birdsong. It's people calling out to each other in music - an extraordinary tradition that may even be unique.
Source: AFP | 2018/9/18 17:28:40

Customs catches smugglers with rare animals

Customs officials in Xiamen, East China's Fujian Province, caught two men smuggling sugar gliders from Taipei on September 11, thepaper.cn reported on Tuesday.
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/18 17:28:39

Dog killer gets three years in jail

A man in Northeast China was sentenced to three years in prison for placing dangerous substance in public places, after he killed six pet dogs in a residential compound with poisoned chicken liver, media reported on Monday.
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/17 16:43:40

Costly catch! Man gets hefty fine for illegally transporting sparrows

A man in Southwest China's Sichuan Province was fined 39,600 yuan ($5,800) for illegally transporting 66 sparrows.
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/17 16:43:40