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Man uses sack of coins to top up subway card

A commuter in Wuhan, Hubei Province was counting on finding a kind employee to accept his 1,000 jiao coins (equivalent of 100 yuan or $15) to top up his subway card.
Source: Global Times | 2018/2/12 19:18:40

Twitter users mix up Olympic city

South Koreans angry at North Korea's perceived "hijacking" of the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics have sarcastically dubbed it the "Pyongyang Games," but it seems many really are struggling to differentiate between the two places.
Source: AFP | 2018/2/11 19:58:40

How do you like your eggs, Norway? By the thousand

After taking receipt of 15,000 eggs instead of the 1,500 they wanted, Norway's team at this month's Pyeongchang Winter Olympics may have a pretty limited menu.
Source: Reuters | 2018/2/11 19:58:40

Burglar scales building to break into 33rd story apartment

Police in Foshan, Guangdong Province said a man went to great lengths to break into a high-rise apartment.
Source: Global Times | 2018/2/11 19:58:39

City feeding wild swans a recipe for disaster: experts

Forestry police in a Northwest China city are feeding a flock of migratory swans that visit the city annually dozens of kilograms of flatbread a day.
Source: Global Times | 2018/2/11 19:53:40

Man detained for stepping on Chinese flag

A Guangdong Province man was detained after he was caught on video stepping all over a Chinese flag while conducting a traditional ceremony, thepaper.cn reported.
Source: Global Times | 2018/2/11 19:53:40

Girl sells her long hair to help family keep in touch

A girl who sold her braids to raise money for a smartphone so her family could stay in touch with her working mother has warmed hearts in China.
Source: Global Times | 2018/2/8 18:43:19

Woman receives rare intestine transplant from sister

A 27-year-old woman received a rare living-donor intestine transplant from her little sister at a Northwest China hospital.
Source: Global Times | 2018/2/8 18:43:18

Angry man late for train fined for smashing screen

A man rushing to catch his train in South China was instead taken on a trip to the police station after he jumped through a security checkpoint and smashed a ticketing machine.
Source: Global Times | 2018/2/8 18:43:17

Hospital stormed to free suspect

About 20 people stormed a hospital in southern Spain and freed a suspected drug trafficker who had been injured in a motorcycle crash as he tried to escape arrest, officials said Wednesday.
Source: AFP | 2018/2/8 18:43:17

Passengers at Siberia airport left freezing to await Putin

Passengers were left stranded Wednesday in freezing temperatures on a Russian plane with its doors left open at a Siberian airport where President Vladimir Putin was due to land.
Source: AFP | 2018/2/8 18:43:16

Colombia protests Escobar restaurant in Singapore

Colombia has lodged an angry complaint with Singapore over a restaurant in the city-state named after drug kingpin Pablo Escobar.
Source: AFP | 2018/2/7 19:58:39

Sweet and sour victory: Guy eats 117 lemons in one sitting for cash prize

A worker in Yunnan Province proved he was no sucker after he downed 117 lemons to win a company contest on Monday.
Source: Global Times | 2018/2/7 19:53:40

Liquor brand's perfume smells of marketing push

A liquor company in China has been selling perfume in what industry experts say is a bid to sniff out a new, younger market online.
Source: Global Times | 2018/2/7 19:53:40

Rogue robot upstages Turkey minister

Being interrupted by impatient audience members is a headache - but part of the job - for most politicians.
Source: AFP | 2018/2/7 19:53:40

Man sneaks behind counter, steals over 6k yuan in lottery tickets

A Beijing man won himself a pair of handcuffs after he printed out thousands of yuan in lottery tickets while an outlet clerk wasn't looking, media reported Monday
Source: Global Times | 2018/2/6 18:38:40

French rapper sentenced for blocking motorway

French rap star Sofiane received a four-month suspended jail sentence on Monday for blocking a motorway near Paris last year to film the video for his hit song "Toka."
Source: AFP | 2018/2/6 18:38:40

Ice instruments ring out coolest music in Norway

Inside a giant igloo in a snowy Norwegian village, the sound of a horn rings out, warming the mood of a freezing audience, huddled together in -24 C.
Source: AFP | 2018/2/6 18:38:39