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Gareth Southgate? I like his style, says Wallabies boss

Wallabies coach Michael Cheika described England soccer manager Gareth Southgate as a friend and a "lovely chap" on Monday, but said he didn't need his help for this week's Rugby World Cup quarter-final.
Source: AFP | 2019/10/15 18:23:40

Unlikely fictional characters paired

An online entertainment platform's list of incredible couples, which puts Voldemort and Lin Daiyu on top, has generated a lot of discussion on Chinese social media.
Source: Global Times | 2019/10/15 18:18:41

Avril Lavigne, Chinese man have the same number

A man from Central China and Canadian singer Avril Lavigne has something very much in common: They have the exact same phone number and the man is not amused.
Source: Global Times | 2019/10/15 18:18:40

Extreme speed reading; eyes not required

A training center is trying to entice parents to enroll their children in a course that promises to teach young pupils to read 20,000 words a minute simply by flipping through the pages of a book.
Source: Global Times | 2019/10/15 18:13:40

Dog retrieves phone, helps save a man's life

A golden retriever somehow retrieved a discarded mobile phone during its walk by a river, enabling the dog's owners to help police track down the family of a man who had attempted suicide.
Source: Global Times | 2019/10/15 14:53:40

NFL's Saints get unexpected boost from Pope Francis Twitter tag

The New Orleans Saints got a surprise shout-out on Sunday from Pope Francis, with fans and at least one player taking the inadvertent tag as a good omen for the NFL team.
Source: AFP | 2019/10/14 17:38:40

Facebook researchers use math to make better translations

Designers of machine translation tools still mostly rely on dictionaries to make a foreign language understandable. But now there is a new way: numbers.
Source: AFP | 2019/10/14 17:38:39

Paramedic responds to wife's call

Sometimes life is more dramatic than a TV show, at least that's the experience of a new father, which has been shared with more than 10 million netizens.
Source: Global Times | 2019/10/14 17:28:40

Woman stuffs onions, meat in fake LV bag, daughter busted

An elderly woman in Southwest China who stuffed veggies in her Louis Vuitton bag, attracted police and led to her daughter being busted for selling counterfeits.
Source: Global Times | 2019/10/14 17:28:39

HK pop star awarded Guinness World record for highest altitude concert in Tibet

Karen Mok, a renowned pop star from Hong Kong, was awarded a Guinness World record for a solo concert at the highest altitude, which was held at a sports center in Lhasa, Southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region at an altitude of exactly 3,648.308 meters on Saturday.
Source: Global Times | 2019/10/14 17:23:39

Ukraine's Zelensky 'breaks record' for world's longest press conference

Volodymyr Zelensky, a popular comedian before he was elected president of Ukraine this spring, promised to bring a fresh kind of politics to the ex-Soviet nation.
Source: AFP | 2019/10/13 17:43:39

Polish city declares free transport

Public transport will be free through the weekend for anyone carrying a book by Poland's newly minted Nobel literature laureate Olga Tokarczuk in her western city of Wroclaw, local officials said Friday.
Source: AFP | 2019/10/13 17:38:41

Hundreds of smiling faces cover a wall in South China, frightening nearby residents

An outer wall of a building in Shenzhen, South China's Guangdong Province is covered with hundreds of photos of smiling faces belonging to people all around the world. But residents said it is scary to look at it at night.
Source: Global Times | 2019/10/13 17:38:40

Man detained for altering destination on train ticket by himself

It is really not a smart idea to change the terminus on your train ticket by yourself, even if you find that all the tickets to your desired destination are sold out. By doing so, a man was recently detained by police in Suzhou, East China's Jiangsu Province.
Source: Global Times | 2019/10/13 17:38:40

Research team searches for fallen 'meteorite' in Jilin after relevant video goes viral

A research team began to search for a seemingly meteorite that fall in Songyuan, Northeast China's Jilin Province on Friday night after a relevant video went viral on Chinese social media.
Source: Global Times | 2019/10/13 17:33:39

'Baby rhino' Genge's comic turn falls flat at World Cup

England's Ellis Genge went from "baby rhino" to wannabe comedian at the Rugby World Cup on Wednesday - only for his prized joke to bomb spectacularly.
Source: AFP | 2019/10/10 17:03:40

Top DJ Fatboy Slim pays homage to 'right now' Greta Thunberg

British superstar DJ Fatboy Slim paid tribute to teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg by performing a remix of his hit song "Right Here, Right Now," using samples from her dramatic UN speech.
Source: AFP | 2019/10/10 17:03:40

Video of firefighters mimicking popular mobile game goes viral

Ever tried to recreate an online game scene in the real world? China's fire and rescue bureau of the emergency management department posted a video mimicking the PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds, via its official account on Sina Weibo.
Source: Global Times | 2019/10/10 16:58:41