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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

Man tries to set pigs on fire after quarrel with wife

An Anhui Province man is in police custody for lighting his pigsty on fire in an attempt to burn his own pigs after an argument with his wife, media reported Saturday.
Source: Global Times | 2017/11/12 19:58:39

Man stabbed in argument over loud snoring during movie

A Nanjing man has been arrested for a knife attack at a movie theater after an argument sparked over the victim's snoring, Jiangsu TV reported Saturday.
Source: Global Times | 2017/11/12 19:53:40

100-year-old voter gets red carpet

Authorities in a Himalayan village in northern India rolled out the red carpet Thursday for a 100-year-old man who has voted in every election since independence to cast his ballot.
Source: AFP | 2017/11/12 19:53:39

Chinese man on trans-Pacific voyage in ocean rowboat rescued near Hawaii

A 32-year-old Chinese man, voyaging from US California to Asia in an ocean rowboat, was rescued by the US Coast Guard near Hawaii after his friend reported that the boat had developed a communication failure, the Chinese Consulate General in Los Angeles confirmed on Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/10 8:05:53

Man gets death penalty in balcony murder case

A man convicted of throwing a woman he had pursued for eight years from a high-rise apartment building has been sentenced to receive the death penalty, Qianjiang Evening News reported.
Source: Global Times | 2017/11/9 19:33:39

'Put down those smartphones!' Pope tells bishops

Pope Francis took snap-happy bishops, priests and pilgrims to task on Wednesday, telling them mass was a time for prayer, not an opportunity to whip out camera phones.
Source: AFP | 2017/11/9 19:28:40

Police scan Beijing subways for QR code beggars

Traffic police in Beijing have responded to reports of beggars soliciting for e-payment donations via mobile phones.
Source: Global Times | 2017/11/9 19:28:40

F-word not vulgar in French: CBSC

It may still be too blue for English language speakers, but authorities in Canada have ruled that the F-word is no longer taboo on French language broadcasts as its use is so commonplace.
Source: AFP | 2017/11/9 19:28:40

Sichuan peppers newest hot commodity in US

Sichuan peppers, a signature ingredient of the Southwest China province, are fetching relatively high prices in the US, a signal that Sichuan cuisine is gaining in popularity there.
Source: Global Times | 2017/11/9 19:28:40

Digital marriages proposed in Finland

People in Finland could in the future get married on the internet, without having to go to meet a civil servant at a Magistrates Office. The vista came on Wednesday from the Finnish Innovation Fund, SITRA.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/9 8:31:08

Madame Tussauds unveils UK PM Theresa May's waxwork

British Prime Minister Theresa May had become the latest politician to earn a place as a wax model in the famous Madame Tussauds museum in London.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/9 8:29:50

Sauce older than US on Trump's South Korea menu

A special sauce more than a century older than the United States was on the menu for Donald Trump at his state banquet in Seoul on Tuesday -- along with a diplomatically tricky prawn.
Source: AFP | 2017/11/8 20:13:39