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Chinese university uses facial recognition to enforce sexist curfew policy

An East China university is using facial recognition technology to enforce curfews that students are calling discriminatory against women.
Source: Global Times | 2017/11/15 19:08:40

Just desserts as Indian state wins battle over sweet

A row over the origins of a popular Indian dessert that embroiled one of the country's most senior politicians has ended with victory for the state of West Bengal.
Source: AFP | 2017/11/15 19:08:40

Man arrested for shooting women with slingshot on college campus

An Anhui Province man was arrested for shooting women on a college campus with ball bearings and a makeshift slingshot.
Source: Global Times | 2017/11/15 19:08:40

Suitcase of gems worth $1.3 million stolen from London train

British police were hunting for an unidentified man on Tuesday after a suitcase containing 1 million pounds ($1.3 million) worth of gems was stolen from a luggage rack on a train at London's Euston station.
Source: Reuters | 2017/11/15 19:03:39

Woman attempts suicide after cat buying spree

A Beijing woman reportedly attempted suicide after going into massive debt from buying dozens of cats with quick online loans, media reported.
Source: Global Times | 2017/11/14 19:28:40

Hotels busted for fake 5-star reviews

Two guesthouse chains have been temporarily shut down by authorities in Yunnan Province for generating fake online ratings and harassing customers who left negative reviews.
Source: Global Times | 2017/11/14 19:28:39

Woman struck costumed employee at Shanghai Disney, witnesses say

A costumed employee at Shanghai Disney was reportedly sent to the emergency room after a visitor struck him from behind.
Source: Global Times | 2017/11/14 19:23:39

Say hello to Sydney's new 'Ferry McFerryface'

In the grand tradition of Britain's Boaty McBoatface, Australian authorities are christening one of the ferries crossing Sydney's world famous harbor Ferry McFerryface, but some union workers aren't amused.
Source: Reuters | 2017/11/14 19:08:39

French woman 'faked kidnapping' to be with lover

A French court on Thursday handed a six-month suspended jail term to a woman who claimed to have been kidnapped - sparking a massive search - in order to be with her lover.
Source: AFP | 2017/11/14 19:03:40

Father suspected of stabbing his 3-year child dead in Finland

A man was suspected of stabbing his three-year-old child in a playground in Finland on Monday, leading to the death of the child.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/14 7:46:03

Luxury watch store robbed in downtown Copenhagen

A luxury watch store in one of Copenhagen's most prestigious department stores was robbed on Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/14 7:43:01

World's e-shopping trends revealed

The aftermath of Singles' Day sale is staggering: totals surged to $24.62 billion across Chinese e-commerce platforms, making up 40 percent of global online sales, Beijing Youth Daily reported.
Source: Global Times | 2017/11/13 19:28:40

Ancient 'bear crawl' makes roaring comeback as latest health trend

Crawling around like a bear may be the cure to some grizzly health problems, practitioners claim.
Source: Global Times | 2017/11/13 19:28:40

'That's art?' Baby turns heads in Manhattan auction house window

A sculpture of a baby sleeping in an unusual New York City exhibit has Park Avenue window-shoppers alerting auction house staff that a child has been "forgotten in the display."
Source: Reuters | 2017/11/13 19:23:40

Stolen ham lands repeat offender in jail

A Shaanxi Province court threw the book at a repeat offender after he broke into an apartment and made off with some ham.
Source: Global Times | 2017/11/13 19:23:40

Trump breaks the link as handshake photo op goes awry

Donald Trump was all fingers and thumbs during a carefully choreographed photo op Monday at a summit of world leaders, failing to grasp whose hands he was supposed to be holding and breaking a lineup intended to showcase unity.
Source: AFP | 2017/11/13 19:23:39

Kenya craftsmen to build boat out of plastic waste

The beaches of Kenya's idyllic Lamu island are dotted with interesting architeture, the odd donkey and, increasingly, tidal lines of plastic trash.
Source: Reuters | 2017/11/12 19:58:40

Cash-strapped Rome eyes up Trevi Fountain coins

Sign of the times in Rome: the city's cash-strapped administration is eyeing up the coins tossed by tourists into the celebrated Trevi Fountain.
Source: Reuters | 2017/11/12 19:58:40