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Thai baby elephant hit by motorcycle survives after receiving CPR

Thailand's Mana Srivate has performed dozens of resuscitation attempts in his 26 years as a rescue worker, but never before on an elephant.
Source: Reuters | 2020/12/23 19:08:40

Woman extorted by hackers she hired to help friend who was conned out of $26,000

Police in Foshan, South China's Guangdong Province, recently received a report from a woman who said she was swindled out of 600,000 yuan ($91,560) by hackers who she had employed to investigate a case in which her friend had been conned out of 170,000 yuan ($26,000).
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/23 19:08:40

Two men say no to brawling after being defeated in street fight in merely five seconds

Two men from Xianyang, Northwest China's Shaanxi Province, recently amused netizens with a humble apology in which they admitted total defeat after being knocked out by another man in less than five seconds in a street brawl, and promised never to fight again because they "can never win anyway."
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/23 18:58:40

Teacher risks life to save boy who slipped from balcony

A teacher at a local school in Huai'an, East China's Jiangsu Province, won widespread admiration on the internet after a video circulated of him putting his own life at risk to save a boy who had fallen off a balcony on the sixth floor.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/23 18:43:40

Weather forecast of Florida: chilly with a chance of iguanas

Known for its warm, balmy winters, Florida is expecting an unusually chilly Christmas, and with that comes a phenomenon peculiar to the Sunshine State: falling iguanas.
Source: AFP | 2020/12/23 18:38:39

Young crfatsmen stun netizens with Transformers built out of used car parts

A group of post-80's young men in Baoding, North China's Hebei Province, recently amazed Chinese netizens with their craftsmanship by making replicas of Transformers out of used car parts. Their largest model, an Optimus Prime, is over 12 meters in height.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/16 20:40:15

Stray cat being neutered at Shanghai's first TNR mobile van

A stray cat undergoes sterilization surgery at Shanghai's animal protection TNR (Trap Neuter Return) mobile van, the first in the country, which aims to effectively bring stray cat numbers under control and protect their health. Photo: IC
Source: IC | 2020/12/16 18:47:17

Kangaroos can learn to communicate with humans, researchers say

Kangaroos can learn to communicate with humans similar to how domesticated dogs do, by using their gaze to “point” and ask for help, researchers said in a study published on Wednesday. The study involved 11 kangaroos that lived in captivity but had not been domesticated. Ten of the 11 marsupials intently gazed at researchers when they were unable to open a box with food, according to the report. Nine alternately looked at the human and at the container, as a way of pointing or gesturing toward the object.
Source: Reuters | 2020/12/16 18:43:40

Cold weather prompts shirtless thief to surrender to police

The cold weather in Central China's Hubei Province came to the aid of local policemen and firemen on Monday, as they tried to apprehend a thief in the city of Ezhou. When firemen were called to the scene by policemen, they found a shirtless man hanging outside a sixth-floor window, trembling in the sub-freezing weather. It was later understood that the man was a fugitive habitual thief who had fled through the window of a balcony to evade police.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/16 18:38:40

Snail rice noodle store forced to close due to pungent smell

A snail rice noodle store owner in East China's Zhejiang Province was recently forced to close shop after surrounding stores complained about the foul odor it often emitted. Snail rice noodles from South China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region became a surprise hit during the epidemic, attracting many new fans while putting others off who said they could not take its pungent smell. This was the reaction that a man surnamed Huang received after he opened a snail noodle store in a mall in Zhejiang. Huang's store is currently unable to operate because the landlord has cut off electricity due to repeated complaints from other shop owners in the mall, who say that the smell is unacceptable and is driving away customers.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/16 18:08:41

Woman groped, left with huge bill after blind date flees

A 26-year-old girl from Ningbo, East China's Zhejiang Province, has paid a heavy price for a meal she ordered with a blind date - not only was she groped, but was also left with a 20,000 yuan ($3,064) bill after her date fled halfway through.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/9 19:28:41

Boys line up for a chance to feel girls' period pain

After trying out a special machine that simulates a girl's period pain, it is safe to say that male students at a local college in Zhengzhou, Central China's Henan Province, did not like it one bit.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/9 19:28:40

French doctor leaves legacy to Russia's Hermitage cats

A French doctor has bequeathed $3,639 to cats living in the basement of the Hermitage museum, a world-renowned gallery in Russia's Saint Petersburg.
Source: AFP | 2020/12/9 19:13:40

Women's college football team in E China loses because player's hair 'not black enough'

Before a college women's football league match in Fujian on Saturday, multiple players from Fuzhou University and Jimei University teams were rejected from the match for violating a rule which requires that all players not dye or curl their hair
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/7 16:13:40

UK govt wary over debate on pub snacks COVID-19 policy

It's a hard-boiled issue that has hinted at cracks in UK government policy: Does a boiled egg wrapped in sausage meat and battered with bread crumbs constitute a "substantial meal?"
Source: AFP | 2020/12/2 18:58:41

Paris 'magnet fishers' snag 51 bikes in canal haul

A pair of anglers armed with powerful magnets pulled out 51 rental bikes from a stretch of canal on the edge of Paris, a surprising haul even for the veteran practitioners.
Source: AFP | 2020/12/2 18:58:40

'Potato cook-off' keeps Shanghai residents busy during community lockdown

Residents at a community in Shanghai have recently taken part in a frantic "potato cook-off," Xinhua reported.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/2 18:43:40

Workers try to capture mysterious monkey seen wandering around downtown Beijing

Beijing's wild animal rescue center is currently on some really serious monkey business, as its employees are busy searching for a mysterious monkey that appeared out of nowhere and is now wandering in the downtown area of the busy capital city.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/1 18:21:46