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Two workers fined for paddling boats around flooded office park

A tech firm made waves on social media after it punished two employees spotted canoing around their flooded office park in Chengdu, a city still reeling from recent torrential rains.
Source: Global Times | 2018/7/12 20:38:40

Giant crocodile captured in Australia to stop it going to town

Authorities in Australia have caught a saltwater crocodile measuring almost 5 meters, one of the biggest on record, to stop it from reaching a populated area, authorities said on Tuesday
Source: Reuters | 2018/7/11 18:53:41

Man rushed to hospital after munching on 20 deep-fried cicadas

A man was taken to the emergency room after he ate 20 deep-fried cicadas on Saturday and gone into a near-fatal shock.
Source: Global Times | 2018/7/11 18:53:40

Shanghai woman forgives boyfriend for stabbing her dozens of times

A Shanghai woman forgave her boyfriend after a judge sentenced him to 3.5 years for stabbing her multiple times, saying she hoped they would "grow old together."
Source: Global Times | 2018/7/11 18:48:42

Hotel calls cops on messy guest

A messy hotel guest who had barred housekeepers from cleaning her room for months prompted staff to call police.
Source: Global Times | 2018/7/11 18:48:41

Tourist brings unexploded WWII shell to Vienna airport

An American tourist brought an unexploded WWII shell to Vienna airport in her luggage, Austrian police said on Tuesday.
Source: AFP | 2018/7/11 18:48:41

World Cup reporter in Russia helps reunite pen pals who lost touch 56 years ago

A Russian woman who lost touch with her Chinese pen pal 56 years ago has found her once again thanks to reporters in Russia covering the World Cup and sharp-eyed friends on social media.
Source: Global Times | 2018/7/10 20:08:46

Dating event lets singles peek in each other's online shopping carts

A dating event that gave singles a chance to peek at the contents of their potential partners' online shopping carts was held in a Beijing courtyard.
Source: Global Times | 2018/7/10 20:08:40

Solid foods help babies sleep better

Babies who are given solid foods as well as breast milk from the age of three months show signs of sleeping better than infants fed only with milk until they are six months old, a study from the UK suggests.
Source: AFP | 2018/7/10 20:08:40

Comedian riles Chinese soccer fans with Weibo post

Chinese are famously known to dislike their men's national team - especially after they failed to qualify for the ongoing World Cup.
Source: Global Times | 2018/7/10 20:08:39

Three Lions roars up charts as England prepare for World Cup semi

Soccer anthem Three Lions is leading the race to top the Official Singles Chart this Friday as Gareth Southgate's England prepare for their World Cup semi-final against Croatia.
Source: AFP | 2018/7/10 20:03:40

Frolicking whale halts NZ fireworks display

A rare visiting whale in Wellington Harbor has won hearts in the New Zealand capital but forced officials to cancel the city's annual fireworks display.
Source: AFP | 2018/7/9 18:48:40

Lithuanian couple wins world wife-carrying title

Fifty-three men slung their wives or partners over their shoulders and hurtled off on an hour-long race in the small Finnish town of Sonkajarvi on Saturday, as thousands of fans cheered from the stands.
Source: Reuters | 2018/7/9 18:48:39

Off-duty cop sniffs out drug dealer

A suspected drug dealer was taken into police custody after he bumped into an off-duty narcotics officer with a very sharp sense of smell, the Chutian Metropolis Daily reported.
Source: Global Times | 2018/7/9 18:43:40

Villagers raid university corn crop

Local villagers reportedly stole crops growing on a university farm in Hunan Province in a raid that ruined student research projects and potentially cost the school millions.
Source: Global Times | 2018/7/9 18:43:40

Student workers forced to eat raw eggs as punishment for underperforming

Seventeen college student workers in Central China were forced to eat raw eggs and bitter melons because of their poor work performance.
Source: Global Times | 2018/7/9 18:43:40

Indian Railways live streams from kitchens after food scares

Indian Railways has started live streaming from its kitchens so that millions of passengers can see how their meals are prepared after scandals including one involving toilet water caused uproar.
Source: AFP | 2018/7/8 19:33:41

Woman caught smuggling blood samples into Hong Kong for baby gender tests

A woman was caught smuggling dozens of blood samples into Hong Kong from Chinese mainland to conduct gender tests for pregnant women, Knews reported on Friday.
Source: Global Times | 2018/7/8 19:33:40