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US 'Marquis' snares air guitar battle

Twenty hopefuls from around the world donned glitter, make-up and outrageous costumes to face off in an epic, virtuoso guitar battle onstage on Friday - but without an instrument in sight.
Source: AFP | 2019/8/25 17:13:40

Bargain Apple watch buy finally turns out rotten to the core

A man who thought he was getting a bargain second-hand Apple watch from an online vendor harvested nothing more than some apples and an old Mickey Mouse watch.
Source: Global Times | 2019/8/25 17:13:39

Duped Romeo wrecks more than his love life after smashing spree

A would-be Romeo was arrested for a wrecking spree in which he damaged more than 20 cars when his romantic dreams came crashing down to Earth. His life of crime had already begun when he stole cigarettes worth 8,000 yuan ($1,127) and a tricycle to fund his romantic adventures.
Source: Global Times | 2019/8/25 17:08:40

Arm-wrestle mania ends in bone-crushing disaster at student's local hospital

An arm-wrestling match ended in disaster for one of the contenders when he fractured his arm in two places.
Source: Global Times | 2019/8/25 17:08:40

Albania bulldozes cafe after owner attacks Spanish tourists

Albanian officials on Wednesday razed a beach front restaurant whose owner was captured on camera attacking a car rented by Spanish tourists, as the country scrambles to clean up its reputation as a burgeoning holiday destination.
Source: AFP | 2019/8/22 17:23:42

Siberian postal worker's monster truck gives lifeline to tiny village

Only five other people live in Galina Yermolova's tiny Siberian village Pikhtovoye, isolated from the world by the dense taiga - swampy coniferous forest - and a swamp.
Source: AFP | 2019/8/22 17:23:41

Grandpa tries harrowing fire escape

A grandfather in Changsha, Central China's Hunan Province, carried his grandson along a narrow ledge outside his 8th floor in a heart-stopping attempt to escape a furious fire in his apartment.
Source: Global Times | 2019/8/22 17:13:40

School requires student to prove her hair is naturally curly

A student at a professional training school in South China was required to prove that her hair is naturally curly after the school banned students from dyeing and perming their hair, sparking controversy about Chinese schools' intrusive regulations.
Source: Global Times | 2019/8/22 17:03:49

Man's decade-long mystery of pain in the butt finally solved

A 55-year-old man who had a prickly sensation in his posterior for more than 10 years finally discovered the cause was eight embroidery needles embedded in his rump.
Source: Global Times | 2019/8/22 17:03:40

Dutch plan big Brexit beach party

Thousands of people have signed up on Facebook to a Dutch beach party for Brexit, featuring food from across the European Union to mark Britain's departure.
Source: AFP | 2019/8/21 17:43:43

Singapore to trial driverless buses; commuters can book with an app

Singapore will next week begin a public trial of driverless buses that can be booked with an app, part of ambitions to roll out autonomous vehicles across the city-state.
Source: AFP | 2019/8/21 17:43:43

Con artists arrested; UN Headquarters is not moving to Xi'an

A gang of con artists went to elaborate lengths to dupe investors into believing the UN's headquarters will soon be moving to Xi'an, capital of Northwest China's Shaanxi Province.
Source: Global Times | 2019/8/21 17:38:42

Xinjiang museum offers a ghostly experience, lets brave visitors sleep with a mummy

Could you fall asleep beside millennia-old mummies and skeletons of dinosaurs? If so, a museum in Northwest China's Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region has a cozy corpse you could (almost) snuggle up with.
Source: Global Times | 2019/8/21 17:38:41

Chinese web celebrity pays stars millions to come to his wedding, recoups cost with online sale

A Chinese web celebrity who sells products on live broadcasts and video clips paid more than 50 million yuan ($7 million) to 42 celebrities including Jackie Chan to perform at his wedding but ended up making more than 100 million yuan by live broadcasting the event.
Source: Global Times | 2019/8/21 17:38:41

Russian sailor's greeting message in bottle found 50 years later in Alaska

A man gathering firewood in Alaska discovered a bottle with a handwritten message inside wishing the finder "happy sailing" more than 50 years after it was dropped into the sea by a Russian sailor.
Source: AFP | 2019/8/20 16:58:40

Pollution-free hydrogen: Canadians claim green energy breakthrough

Scientists said on Tuesday they have developed a way of extracting hydrogen from oil without releasing greenhouse gases - a breakthrough they hailed as a "silver bullet" for cleaner energy and the climate.
Source: AFP | 2019/8/20 16:53:41

Couple defies evacuation to feed pigs

An elderly man in Northeast China had to be rescued from flood waters a second time after he returned home to feed his pigs.
Source: Global Times | 2019/8/20 16:48:42

Mom wolf lets man crawl in her den, play with pups

A wildlife photographer in North China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region has developed such an attachment to a wolf that she lets him crawl into her den and play with her pups.
Source: Global Times | 2019/8/20 16:48:41