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Blue sky lights up social media in New York

The sky flashed an eerie blue over New York City on Thursday night and social media users feared the worst.
Source: AFP | 2019/1/1 17:18:39

Scotland's New Year lit by fireworks, soaked in alcohol

Scotland's capital kicked off its New Year "Hogmanay" festivities on Monday with traditional folk music and dance for kilt-wearing revelers under Edinburgh Castle.
Source: Reuters | 2019/1/1 17:13:40

German police probe curious case of 9-year-old's complaint about his Christmas gifts

Many children know the heart-sinking moment when they tear off the bright wrapping of their Christmas gift to reveal the wrong color runners or an ugly pair of pajamas.
Source: AFP | 2018/12/27 18:23:41

Sailing across Atlantic in a barrel

A 71-year-old Frenchman set sail across the Atlantic on Wednesday in a barrel-shaped orange capsule, hoping to reach the Caribbean within three months using only ocean currents.
Source: AFP | 2018/12/27 18:23:41

Indian golfer arrested for poaching jungle fowl as authorities step up enforcement

Top Indian golfer Jyoti Randhawa was arrested on Wednesday for poaching protected birds and animals at India's tiger reserve.
Source: AFP | 2018/12/27 18:23:39

Man plays percussion to the beat of Siri

A video of a man in Northeast China playing a variety of percussion instruments to the cadence of Siri's beat has gone viral on social media.
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/27 18:18:39

Don't suppress the urge to poo, teacher tells her young pupils

A primary school teacher in East China has posted a rather delicate and uncomfortable problem that her students are having: they are resisting the call of nature and often cannot make it happen, even when she gives them permission to poop.
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/27 18:08:40

Research shows breast cancer drug impairs brain function

A comprehensive study of monkeys given the breast cancer drug letrozole has revealed side effects that impact the brain, according to an official journal of the Society for Neuroscience.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/26 19:53:40

'Stan & Ollie' biopic no 'fine mess' as it explores comic duo's final tour of English theaters in 1950s

They hung up their bowler hats decades ago, but Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy remain cinema's most iconic comic duo, with a unique chemistry explored in a new feature centered on their careers' tricky end.
Source: AFP | 2018/12/26 19:53:39

Spectacular ice castle sprouts after Inner Mongolian herder's drill hits aquifer

A herder in Xilin Gol, Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region has a stunning four-meter tall ice sculpture in front of his home, but he is not the creator nor is he happy that it's continuing to grow.
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/26 19:48:39

Market's costly BMW giveaway

A supermarket chain in Rongxian county, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region might be in trouble for giving a brand new BMW to a baby boy and his family after they won a lottery the company sponsored to celebrate its 20th anniversary.
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/26 19:43:39

Giant panda munches bamboo after dental surgery

The giant panda Tuantuan got a giant new fang on Sunday.
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/26 19:38:40

Fake priest heard confessions for 18 years

A Colombian man who pretended to be a Roman Catholic priest for almost two decades, was exposed just before Christmas in Spain, the diocese where he heard confessions and celebrated weddings said on Monday.
Source: AFP | 2018/12/25 17:48:40

Londoners ring in Christmas with hunks of meat

It's a Christmas Eve tradition cherished by Londoners since Victorian times: buying a hunk of meat at a massive discount in a sprawling market tucked away near St. Paul's Cathedral.
Source: AFP | 2018/12/25 17:48:40

Artist's sculptures of fake New York tragedies get bogus certification

It all started in 2016 with a bronze statue commemorating the tragic day when a giant octopus upended the Staten Island ferry in New York.
Source: AFP | 2018/12/25 17:48:39

Students recreate aircraft carrier

An outline of China's Liaoning aircraft carrier made of snow by college students has become a hit at the Harbin Institute of Technology in Heilongjiang Province.
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/25 17:43:40

Scary Chinese Santa Claus amuses netizens

On Christmas Eve, a look-alike Santa Claus with red hat, white beard and bushy eyebrows went viral on Chinese social media platforms.
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/25 17:43:39

Protected Chilean sea lions no longer hunt, they follow fishing boats, wreck nets, gobble catch

Off the coast of Chile, fishers are facing competition from a cunning carnivorous hunter that has decimated their industry due to its voracious appetite.
Source: AFP | 2018/12/24 18:05:19