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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

Insulting signs warn pedestrians

Dozens of pedestrian warning signs in Xiamen, East China's Fujian Province have sparked debate over their impolite, if not insulting wording.
Source: Global Times | 2019/5/9 16:48:41

Man with an extra large paunch tries to pass for his 20-year-old son, cops say 'get serious'

A middle-aged motorist in Central China's Hunan Province spent 15 days in jail after he tried to fool police with his son's ID card that showed he was barely 22 years old.
Source: Global Times | 2019/5/9 16:48:40

Husband's secret money stash spills on the floor

A man, who had covertly saved his loose change for more than a decade, had the beans spilled on his secret and coins and cash spewed everywhere when his piggybank - a living-room vase - was accidentally knocked over in Guilin, South China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region.
Source: Global Times | 2019/5/9 16:38:39

Little girl's father hopes her boxing skills will change family's fortune

An eight-year-old girl has become a hit on Chinese social media after a video showing her boxing prowess went viral.
Source: Global Times | 2019/5/9 16:33:41

Ba-ticipation: sheep join class in France to boost attendance figures

Fifteen sheep were signed up as the latest recruits at a primary school in the French Alps on Tuesday after parents feared falling pupil numbers would see some classes closed.
Source: AFP | 2019/5/8 16:58:40

Alligator was no fashion accessory

It was not a crocodile skin accessory, nor a symbol of the Lacoste brand, but rather a living, breathing alligator that a Florida woman produced from her trousers during a police stop.
Source: AFP | 2019/5/8 16:53:41