Young Girl Thinks Strangulation Brings Pleasure, Accidentally Kills Her Best Friend

A girl in her early 20s in Jiangxi province was surfing the web on her phone last September when she stumbled upon a website containing this kernel of titillating, dangerous insight: “Rope strangulation can yield pleasure.” As Changjiang Network reports, the girl, called Lin, approached her longtime best friend, one year younger, with the idea.... Read more »

Chinese Fighter Jet Crashes In Shandong, 2 Pilots Killed

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A People's Liberation Army Air Force jet, a double-seat Su-27UBK fighter, according to Global Times, crashed in Rongcheng, Shandong province yesterday afternoon, killing both pilots. GT reports that the pilots apparently had ejected, making it "unclear why they did not survive."

Little-known strain of bird flu, H7N9, kills 2 in Shanghai

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Move over, H5N1. There’s a new strain of bird flu that can infect and kill humans — though currently it does not appear to be contagious. Xinhua reports that three humans came down with H7N9 avian influenza recently in Shanghai and Anhui province. The two from Shanghai are dead, while the other, a 35-year-old woman from... Read more »

North Korea Cries Wolf Again, Enters “State Of War” With The South

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According to AFP, North Korea issued a statement that read, “As of now, inter-Korea relations enter a state of war and all matters between the two Koreas will be handled according to wartime protocol.” North and South Korea, as everyone is quick to remind, have technically never been out of war since 1950 because no peace treaty was ever signed, but

And Now, A Building Collapse In Chengdu

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Things fall apart. Merely a day after a sinkhole in Shenzhen killed a man and two months after a sinkhole in Guangzhou swallowed a building, we now have this: a building simply collapsed in Chengdu yesterday. The five-story structure, Huaxie Cinema, was set to be demolished, reports CRI, when it fell in the evening, spreading rubble all... Read more »

Shanghai Knife-Wielder Kills 2, Injures 11, Including 6 Children

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According to Xinhua, a knifeman in Shanghai's Fengxian District killed two of his female relatives with a knife yesterday afternoon before hitting the streets and wounding 11 random people on the street, including two children. Police said he arrived in Shanghai on Tuesday from Jiangsu province.

Doh! Pedestrians Continue To Bump Heads On A Flyover Built Way Too Low

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City planners in Nanning, the capital of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, might want to spend a bit more time on the drawing boards next time they take up a construction project. Residents have recently complained to media about a flyover built so low -- 1.3 meters to 1.5 meters off the ground, or 4-foot-3 to 4-foot-11 -- that they have to duck to walk underneath.