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In Paris pub, British punters drown sorrows with Brexit beer

If Prime Minister Theresa May or any other Briton needs some Dutch courage to see them through the fraught final countdown to Britain's departure from the European Union, they need look no further than a Paris pub and its popular "Brexit" beer.
Source: Reuters | 2019/3/12 17:03:40

In new online trend, Chinese young seek praise from strangers

"It's 10 pm and I am the only person in the office, need some praise!" wrote a netizen working a lonely overtime shift to a WeChat group.
Source: Global Times | 2019/3/11 17:58:41

Birthday party held for Shanghai bus route

People often come up with odd reasons to celebrate birthdays, but a group of Shanghai residents may have taken the cake for holding a birthday party for a bus line.
Source: Global Times | 2019/3/11 17:38:40

Men twice as likely to cause traffic accidents

Traffic police in Changsha, Central China's Hunan Province, released accident statistics that surprised a lot of people: men are almost twice as likely to be involved in an accident as women.
Source: Global Times | 2019/3/11 17:33:40

Quirky Australia flying contest

Strapped to homemade flying devices shaped as gliders and even houses, competitors jumped into a river in the heart of Australia's second-largest city Sunday as part of a quirky annual competition to raise money for charity.
Source: AFP | 2019/3/11 17:18:40

Tiny dog wins big at UK's largest, most prestigious dog show

A mischievous black, white and brown toy Papillon, known affectionately as "Dylan the Villain" has won what is billed as the world's largest and most prestigious dog show in Birmingham, England, on Sunday.
Source: Reuters | 2019/3/11 17:18:39

Esport hotels become trendy with gaming facilities, good accommodations

About 400 esport hotels for young people to play e-games together and sleep have swept across China and become a new social hangout.
Source: Global Times | 2019/3/10 17:04:19

Wild golden monkeys 'visit' village at dinner time

A village in Huangyang town, Northwest China's Shaanxi Province, encountered a group of special "relatives," four wild golden monkeys, on Thursday afternoon.
Source: Global Times | 2019/3/10 16:53:39

World's oldest person enjoys life

A 116-year-old Japanese woman who still enjoys studying math and playing board games has been recognized as the world's oldest person, the Guinness World Records said Saturday.
Source: AFP | 2019/3/10 16:48:40

US town elects 'mayor' goat to teach kids democracy

In a divided America where politics seems increasingly to get people's goat, a small town in Vermont has taken the concept to heart: this week electing one as mayor.
Source: AFP | 2019/3/10 16:48:39

Czech speaker slammed for odd scene

Czech parliamentary speaker Radek Vondracek found himself in hot water on Thursday after media published photos of him standing on the speaker's table in parliament playing the guitar and grinning, apparently after a few drinks.
Source: AFP | 2019/3/10 16:43:40

Starbucks' paw mug inspires cat owners' creativity

Following the debut of Starbucks' cat-paw mugs, which caused fisticuffs among some overeager collectors the day they went on sale, cat owners and netizens are having fun creating images of real cat paws in a mug.
Source: Global Times | 2019/3/7 17:13:41

Playing students' Monopoly-like computer game helps freshmen find their way around campus

Three university students in south China have developed a computer game resembling the board game Monopoly, but instead of Boardwalk and Park Place players land on the school's library or dormitory or the cafeteria.
Source: Global Times | 2019/3/7 17:08:42

'The Donald' lets Albanian painter vent anger over Trump attacks by 'fake news'

Wielding a weapon made of dollar bills, tackling Barack Obama, challenging George Soros to an arm wrestle — Donald Trump is the hero of a Tirana art show by an Albanian painter who considers the US president his "idol."
Source: AFP | 2019/3/7 17:08:42

Indian pilot's mustache gets trendy

Men across India, stirred into patriotic passion by an air force pilot shot down in a dogfight with arch-rival Pakistan, are copying the facial hair of their new hero.
Source: Reuters | 2019/3/7 17:08:41

Einstein 'puzzle' solution found

An Albert Einstein "puzzle" has been solved thanks to a missing page of manuscript emerging in a collection of his writings acquired by Jerusalem's Hebrew University, officials announced Wednesday.
Source: AFP | 2019/3/7 17:08:06

Inventor's flying motorcycle goes viral

A man in South China spent two years making a four-propeller flying drone that he rides like a motorcycle.
Source: Global Times | 2019/3/6 17:48:27

Largest killer hornet on record found in Yunnan Province likely a new subspecies

Entomologists in the border area between Pu'er, Southwest China's Yunnan Province and Myanmar have found what they say is the world's largest hornet, a likely subspecies of a killer hornet that has claimed numerous victims.
Source: Global Times | 2019/3/6 17:44:45