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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

New Zealand mourns after 'First Cat' Paddles run over by car

New Zealand was mourning the loss of the nation's "First Cat" Wednesday after Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern's pet puss Paddles was run over by a car in Auckland.
Source: AFP | 2017/11/8 20:08:40

Let's get filial: Chinese school assigns bowing, feet washing as homework

A middle school in North China has made bowing to teachers a requirement.
Source: Global Times | 2017/11/8 20:08:40

Restaurant laced food with poppy

A restaurant owner in Henan Province was busted for using poppies as seasoning after two patrons being investigated by police failed a drug test.
Source: Global Times | 2017/11/8 20:08:40

Chinese store offers 'baijiu for life'

A liquor vendor in Southwest China is making a potentially dangerous Singles' Day sale offer: a lifetime supply of hard, cheap alcohol.
Source: Global Times | 2017/11/8 20:08:39

Cockatoos cost Australian cable company thousands

Australia's government-built $36 billion broadband network, already under attack from underwhelmed customers, has found a new and formidable enemy - cockatoos are chewing through cables across the country.
Source: Reuters | 2017/11/7 19:03:40

Woman nearly blinded by DIY dermal filler injection

A woman nearly lost her sight after a botched DIY dermal filler job caused her forehead to swell up in pain, doctors said.
Source: Global Times | 2017/11/7 19:03:40

Angry woman gets flight diverted over 'cheating' husband

An enraged woman forced an airliner to make an emergency landing after she discovered mid-flight that her husband was apparently cheating.
Source: AFP | 2017/11/7 19:03:39

Armed robber demands victim make WeChat payment to his account

Police in Ningbo, Zhejiang Province arrested a man after he mugged a woman in a dark alley of her cash and forced her to make a mobile phone transfer to his account at knifepoint.
Source: Global Times | 2017/11/7 19:03:39

Teen sentenced for stabbing father in argument over dirty dishes

An 18-year-old in Beijing was sentenced to jail for stabbing his father after an argument that sparked over doing the dishes.
Source: Global Times | 2017/11/7 18:58:40

Human or canine? Suspect says 'give me a lawyer dog'

When suspect Warren Demesme told New Orleans police to "just give me a lawyer dog," he thought he was exercising his right to counsel, albeit with a touch of slang.
Source: AFP | 2017/11/6 19:38:40

Court hears appeal in case of man's death after elevator argument

A city appeals court in Henan Province has taken on a controversial wrongful death lawsuit against a doctor filed by the relative of a man who died after they had a heated argument in an elevator about his smoking.
Source: Global Times | 2017/11/6 19:38:39

Paintings by Indian elephant auctioned off in Hungary

Paintings created by an Indian elephant who enjoys wielding a brush were auctioned off by a Hungarian traveling circus on Saturday.
Source: Reuters | 2017/11/6 19:33:39

Baby thrown from bridge, survives

A man detained for tossing an infant baby off a bridge and into a river told police he sometimes gets "strange ideas," The Mirror reported Monday.
Source: Global Times | 2017/11/6 19:28:39