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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

Cleaning lady fined over half of month's salary for walking in on male boss showering

A female cleaner in Hangzhou, East China's Zhejiang Province, was fined over half her monthly salary for accidentally walking in on a male manager showering, prompting debate among netizens over whether the punishment was too heavy.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/1 16:52:15

'Dead' wife comes back to life, pleads for mercy for husband from police

A man in Xuyi county of East China's Jiangsu Province turned himself in to police, bringing along the “dead body” of his wife, whom he thought he had strangled to death, but was more than a little surprised when she came back to life at the police station.
Source: Global Times | 2020/11/24 20:13:41

One-legged man makes 90-day bike ride to Tibet

A 32-year-old, one-legged man in Northwest China's Gansu Province has become the latest online sensation after completing a 2,000-kilometer bike ride to Tibet. The man, named Jing Hong, lost a leg in an accident 11 years ago, and has been riding his bike to different parts of China over the last six years.
Source: Global Times | 2020/11/24 20:08:40

'Peeping Tom' toilet sign slammed for offending both genders

A sign on a women's toilet in Shanghai has drawn public ire for portraying a man spying on a woman from the top of a toilet stall, The Paper recently reported. While a few thought the design was funny, most felt it disrespected both genders.
Source: Global Times | 2020/11/24 19:58:40

Boy falls from 13th floor, saved by quick-thinking downstairs neighbor

A 2-year-old boy in Hefei, East China's Anhui Province, had a lucky escape after falling from the 13th floor and being caught by a downstairs neighbor, Toutiao News reported on Monday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/11/24 19:53:40

'Witches' feminist drama sparks outrage in Pakistan

A fiery online series about a group of women who unleash revenge on men has sparked a backlash in conservative Pakistan, where tough censorship rules prevent such shows from appearing on television.
Source: AFP | 2020/11/12 19:58:40

'Food rock' removed from boy's stomach

A 5-year-old boy recently had a huge chunk of "rock" removed from his stomach at a local hospital in Quanzhou, East China's Fujian Province, after eating four persimmons half a month earlier.
Source: Global Times | 2020/11/12 19:53:41

Rare Russian pink diamond dubbed 'The Spirit of the Rose' sells for $27 million

A rare pink diamond derived from the biggest raw stone of the color ever found in Russia was sold for $26.6 million on Wednesday at Sotheby's in Geneva.
Source: AFP | 2020/11/12 19:53:40

Crowds turn out to watch finless porpoises frolicking in Yangtze River

In the river not far from the upstream of the Yangtze River Bridge in Nanjing, East China's Jiangsu Province, people have been transfixed by the rare scene of finless porpoises jumping up and down in the water.
Source: Global Times | 2020/11/12 19:43:40

Police save man from suicide

Local police in Zhenjiang, East China's Jiangsu Province, received a call for help from a man who had attempted suicide by cutting his own belly open and found the pain too much to bear.
Source: Global Times | 2020/11/12 19:33:40

Old woman self-rescues after falling into river

An old woman who can't swim managed to save herself from drowning after falling into a river in Central China's Hunan Province by wrapping her arms around her chest and floating on the water, Toutiao News reported.
Source: Global Times | 2020/11/11 18:53:40

Border guards in NW China turn gardeners on snow-covered plateau

Chinese soldiers in Northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region have successfully grown vegetables on the 4,050-meter-high plateau, despite having only three hours of sunshine each day.
Source: Global Times | 2020/11/11 18:48:40

'Sprinting' office worker leaves netizens breathless

A woman has become an online sensation after footage circulated of her sprinting through the streets in Urumqi, Northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, with many expressing amazement at her speed.
Source: Global Times | 2020/11/11 18:43:41

Donated heart survives helicopter crash in California, US

Talk about a brave heart - a donated heart was alive and pumping Monday after surviving a crash of the helicopter transporting the organ and then falling off the hands of a medical worker.
Source: AFP | 2020/11/11 18:43:40