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Hotel thief forgets he registered with his ID, tries to steal TV

Guesthouses around the world are used to writing off small items that are often pilfered by guests, but a Shanghai hotel didn't hesitate to call the police after discovering a very dumb thief had walked out with his room's television.
Source: Global Times | 2019/5/15 17:28:43

Hundreds of artifacts unearthed from 2,000-year-old tombs in Central China

Archaeologists have excavated more than 160 ancient tombs believed to be more than 2,000 years old in Zhengzhou, Central China's Henan Province, unearthing hundreds of pieces of perfectly intact bronze ware, pottery and coins.
Source: Global Times | 2019/5/15 17:28:42

Ningbo motorist's photo helps police nab fugitive kangaroo at zebra crossing

A motorist in Ningbo, East China's Zhejiang Province got a surprise when he pulled up at a traffic light: a kangaroo had hopped into the road and stood on the zebra crossing.
Source: Global Times | 2019/5/14 17:48:39

Is the little blue pill really better than a generic?

Only men need apply to take part in a medical test to help a hospital in Southwest China determine if one of the most famous medicines in the world is really better than the generic Chinese version.
Source: Global Times | 2019/5/14 17:43:41

Wanted: Crawfish peeler, no experience required

A restaurant in Shanghai is seeking to hire workers with fingers nimble enough to peel three kilograms of crawfish an hour.
Source: Global Times | 2019/5/14 17:43:40

Moon is getting 'skinnier'

The moon is steadily shrinking, causing wrinkling on its surface and quakes, according to an analysis of imagery captured by NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter published on Monday.
Source: AFP | 2019/5/14 17:38:41

Antibiotics urged for new moms

Giving a single dose of antibiotics to mothers who have a medically assisted birth using forceps or vacuum could prevent almost half of maternal infections, researchers said on Monday, and global health authorities should change their advice.
Source: Reuters | 2019/5/14 17:38:40

Fake meat: Don't go 'bacon' my heart, say Europe's young butchers

Slicing through juicy cuts of pork belly alongside rarer delicacies of ox brain and sheep intestine, young butchers at a Frankfurt trade hall cast a suspicious eye towards the so-called fake meat products on display.
Source: AFP | 2019/5/13 18:28:40

Chili lovers snap up mild, medium and extra hot toothpaste

People who can't get enough spice in their life and want to practice good dental hygiene, can now get a burst of heat first thing in the morning and last thing at night with a new toothpaste that comes in mild, medium and extra hot.
Source: Global Times | 2019/5/13 18:28:40

Helicopter lands on schoolyard

At first blush, it seemed like a father of a student at a Beijing public school just wanted his son to get good marks on his science homework, so he arranged for a helicopter to literally drop in.
Source: Global Times | 2019/5/13 18:28:40

'Missing' sailor confesses; he's alive and very sorry

A sailor who faked his death eight years ago to get compensation turned himself into police in Shanghai.
Source: Global Times | 2019/5/13 18:23:41

Fugitive pays for teasing police on social media

"I heard the whole world is looking for me. Here I am, catch me if you can," a brazen outlaw said in a video posted on China's social media.
Source: Global Times | 2019/5/13 18:23:41

Florida man jokingly tries to pawn baby, shop owner not amused

A man walked into a pawn shop in Florida, put his baby on the counter and, according to police, asked how much he could get for the kid.
Source: AFP | 2019/5/12 17:13:40

Twins survive 17th floor fall

A pair of 4-year-old twins in South China survived with no major injuries after falling from the 17th floor thanks to plants on the ground cushioning their fall.
Source: Global Times | 2019/5/12 17:08:40

Villagers in Southwest China's Guizhou Province get haircuts with sickles

Ever wanted to get your hair cut with a sickle? People in Southwest China do, and see it as a tradition, which has attracted many visitors to come and give it a try.
Source: Global Times | 2019/5/12 17:03:39

Pupils asked to write graduation paper, defend thesis

Graduate students of a primary school in Beijing had to write a graduation paper and defend their thesis, and their research results will be added to a database.
Source: Global Times | 2019/5/12 16:58:40

Father gets boot from chat group after complaining about vulgar English word on child's show costume

A parent who was unhappy about a vulgar word printed on a costume his child had to wear for a kindergarten performance on Children's Day was kicked out of an online chat group by a teacher after he complained about it.
Source: Global Times | 2019/5/12 16:58:39

India candidate rides donkey, police charge him with animal cruelty

Indian police charged a would-be election candidate with animal cruelty Wednesday after he rode a donkey to file his application for the national ballot.
Source: AFP | 2019/5/9 16:53:40