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Mexican church blesses animals

Chihuahuas, parakeets and turtles joined their human companions for services at a Catholic church Friday in the Mexican city of Zapopan, where they got a special blessing for World Animal Day.
Source: AFP | 2019/10/7 17:48:40

'Africa's oldest' tortoise dies in Nigeria: palace

A tortoise whose royal owners claimed was 344 years old has died in the palace of the traditional ruler of Ogbomosho, southwest Nigeria, a spokesman said Saturday.
Source: AFP | 2019/10/7 17:48:39

East China's quadruplets have the same birthday as the PRC

A 26-year-old woman gave birth to quadruplets on the National Day holiday, receiving blessings from Chinese netizens, and she hopes her boys can serve in the army after growing up.
Source: Global Times | 2019/10/7 17:38:40

Man spends over two years completing high-speed railway micro landscape

A man living in Dongguan, South China's Guangdong Province, made a micro landscape of a high-speed railway with an area of more than 400 square meters, which took him two and a half years.
Source: Global Times | 2019/10/7 17:38:40

Chongqing Municipality issues travel texts to residents

Residents in Southwest China's Chongqing Municipality receive a text message every day to remind them of the peak shifts in travel during the seven-day National Day holiday in order to leave enough space for tourists.
Source: Global Times | 2019/10/7 17:38:39

Vienna's Mozart ticket sellers face the music with new rules

A change of tune is coming for one of the most ubiquitous sights in Vienna's tourist hot spots: the groups of men clad in Mozart-inspired get-up selling tickets for classical music concerts.
Source: AFP | 2019/9/28 17:43:41

Silent protester's attempt to quell Bangladesh's traffic cacophony sparks noisy support

Bangladeshi Mominur Rahman Royal is stopping traffic - literally.
Source: AFP | 2019/9/28 17:43:40

Son calls police, says mom disturbing his studies

A third-year middle school student called police to complain that his mother wouldn't turn down the sound on her mobile phone when she played games while he was trying to sleep or do his homework.
Source: Global Times | 2019/9/28 17:38:41

Wild boar crashes northern KTV

It's not known if a wild boar was upset with off-key signing when it burst into a KTV bar in Northeast China's Heilongjiang Province, but it was soon put out of its misery.
Source: Global Times | 2019/9/28 17:38:40

English teacher uses creative cartoons to spur students' interest

A high school English teacher who has a definite artistic talent is inspiring her students with detailed and colorful drawings in her pupil's exercise books.
Source: Global Times | 2019/9/28 17:33:41

Unmanned Japan craft launched toward space station: operator

Japan on Wednesday launched an unmanned spacecraft towards the International Space Station, the operator said, after a fire early this month delayed the mission.
Source: AFP | 2019/9/25 18:58:40

German court rules hangovers are an 'illness' allowing remedies on the market

A German court said in a ruling published Monday that hangovers are an "illness," in a timely judgment days after the annual Oktoberfest beer festival began in Munich.
Source: AFP | 2019/9/25 18:53:43

The first bowl just harvested rice sells for $1405

A farm in China's Great Northern Wilderness in Northeast China's Heilongjiang Province began to reap rewards from its rice harvest on Monday and the first bowl of the new crop was auctioned off for 9,999 yuan ($1,405).
Source: Global Times | 2019/9/25 18:48:41

New office trash bin turns leftovers into fertilizer

A company in East China says it has developed a trash bin that can "eat" leftover food and "spit out" organic fertilizer in just one day.
Source: Global Times | 2019/9/25 18:48:40

Frequent traveler eases sore bones with new airline seats

A retired worker in East China who used to travel for his job has been granted four patents for airplane seats that he says can provide greater comfort and will help travelers arrive less sore than before.
Source: Global Times | 2019/9/25 18:43:40

Hungarian drivers irate after Shell pumps filled with wrong fuel

Angry car drivers in Hungary took to social media Tuesday after a petrol station run by oil giant Shell admitted that pumps at one of their Budapest stations had been filled with the wrong fuel.
Source: AFP | 2019/9/25 15:18:42

A tangled web: UK judge's #spiderbrooch goes viral

Her words had huge implications, but for many social media users watching the president of Britain's Supreme Court rule Tuesday on the suspension of parliament, it was all about her spider brooch.
Source: AFP | 2019/9/25 15:18:41

Rescued panther stolen from zoo

It appears to be France's most coveted cat: A black panther rescued from rooftops near the northern city of Lille last week has been stolen from the zoo where it was taken after capture, officials said.
Source: AFP | 2019/9/25 15:18:40