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China's firefighters hot for 'Falling Stars' challenge

Firefighters in China are heating things up on social media platforms as the latest group to take part in the Falling Stars internet challenge.
Source: Global Times | 2018/10/14 18:38:40

Snake drops through bank ceiling

Employees at a South China bank had a scare on Friday morning after a giant snake dropped from the ceiling as they held a meeting, Chengdu Business Daily reported.
Source: Global Times | 2018/10/14 18:38:40

9-year-old girl takes rare Siberian tiger cub for walk in park

Some visitors to a downtown park in East China were startled by an unusual sight on Thursday - a young girl walking a tiger cub on a leash.
Source: Global Times | 2018/10/11 18:58:40

Girl runs from home to avoid more math work

An 11-year-old schoolgirl who ran away from home with her parents' smartphones later told police she did so to avoid doing an extracurricular math course.
Source: Global Times | 2018/10/11 18:58:40

Pakistani artist aims for record with pencil swing

With a sharp eye for detail, Bilal Asif carefully labors over his quest for a pointedly unusual world record - crafting the largest swing ever made from pencils.
Source: AFP | 2018/10/11 18:48:40

Goat brigades help battle Portugal's deadly wildfires

Fernando Moura and his herd may not look like heroes but the Portuguese farmer and his 370 goats are the latest recruits in the country's battle against summer forest fires.
Source: AFP | 2018/10/11 18:43:41

Passenger accidentally drinks from Didi driver's pee bottle

A Didi Chuxing driver is in hot water after a passenger expecting a complimentary bottled water was instead treated to a gulp of his urine.
Source: Global Times | 2018/10/11 15:23:40

China's soccer team reserves undergo elite military training

Military training for the reserves of China's national soccer team in East China's Shandong Province has sparked huge online discussions.
Source: Global Times | 2018/10/10 19:08:40

Parent's fast car revs school ire

A parent drew complaints at a school in China on Monday for picking up their child in a pricey sports car.
Source: Global Times - AFP | 2018/10/10 18:48:43

Shanghai's streets light up with new LED crosswalks

Illuminated crosswalks are the latest lights to shine on the Shanghai streets as part of a new system to keep jaywalkers in line, China News Service reported on Tuesday.
Source: Global Times | 2018/10/10 18:48:42

Smitten stewardess seeks passenger on social media

A Chinese airline stewardess seeking a handsome passenger that left her smitten saw some big help on social media on Monday when users identified her runway Romeo as professional Go player Lian Xiao.
Source: Global Times | 2018/10/10 18:48:40

Big marlin sinks Filipino fishing boat

It reads like a new take on The Old Man and the Sea - five Filipino fishermen cast adrift for days on a raft after a huge marlin sinks their boat.
Source: AFP | 2018/10/10 18:43:42

Humans recognize 5,000 faces, study says

From family and friends to strangers on the subway and public figures on 24-hour news cycles, humans recognize an astonishing 5,000 faces, scientists said Wednesday in the first study of its kind.
Source: AFP | 2018/10/10 18:43:41

Chinese netizens go on koi fish reposting binge for good luck

Chinese people's craze for koi fish, which represents good luck in fengshui, has driven millions to repost koi-related tweets in hopes of attaining wealth and better health.
Source: Global Times | 2018/10/9 20:43:50

Fiancé dumped over bad driving

A Chinese woman has received lots of support on social media for dumping her fiancé after learning he had racked up over a dozen traffic tickets this year.
Source: Global Times | 2018/10/9 19:38:39

China's giant stone Buddha to undergo repairs for cracks across chest

One of the world's largest stone Buddha statues will be covered with scaffolding for the next four months as part of a restoration project to fix large cracks across its chest and abdomen.
Source: Global Times | 2018/10/9 19:33:42

Prague's green mamba scare over after snake caught

A highly venomous green mamba that bit a woman and went into hiding wreaked havoc on a Prague district - before it was caught on a tree on Friday.
Source: AFP | 2018/10/9 19:33:41

Off-duty cop catches fugitive while on way to grocery store

An off-duty patrolman on his way to do some grocery shopping managed to also pick up a fugitive along the way.
Source: Global Times | 2018/10/9 19:33:41