Vietnam's budget airline has apologised for sending scantily-clad models to join the country's football squad on a flight home.
Vietjet - best known for its air hostesses in bikinis - was slammed for the 'cheap PR stunt', after the team suffered a crushing defeat against Uzbekistan, at the Under-23 Asian Football Confederation Championship on Saturday.
Many in the communist nation were furious with the move and took to social media to condemn the airline - some even threatening to stage a boycott.
A Hong Kong architect has invented what he believed to be the solution of overcrowded cities by turning concrete water pipes into tiny homes.
The OPod Tube Housing system aims to re-purpose concrete tubes measuring just over eight feet in diameter, and turn them into 'micro-homes' with 100 square feet of living space.
It is the brainchild of architect James Law of James Law Cybertecture who designed the build as a possible solution to the lack of both space and affordable housing in Hong Kong.
With a population of 6,690 people per square kilometer in 2014, Hong Kong has one of the most competitive real estate markets in the world.
CHINESE women are disfavoured at birth compared to boys (the country has one of the lowest female-to-male sex ratios at birth in the world) and stigmatised as “sexless” spinsters if they choose to earn a PhD.
Now, a viral video has surfaced on China’s Internet, of a class that teaches its students that “women should talk less, do more housework and shut their mouths”, according to an AFP report.
The teacher in the class in the northeastern province of Liaoning, also told students that “women should not strive to move upwards in society, but should always remain at the bottom level”.
The class has reportedly been immediately halted by the authorities following the backlash from angry netizens watching the video. The class had apparently been launched without approval by education authorities in Fushun, according to Xinhua news agency.
Nothing like driving through the streets of India only to find a rickshaw driving up the street by itself.
Chinese police have started gathering blood types, DNA samples, fingerprints and iris scans from millions of people in its Muslim-majority Xinjiang province to build a massive citizen database, according to report by activist group Human Rights Watch (HRW).
The report, published Wednesday, said that officials are collecting the data from citizens between the ages of 12 and 65 years old using a variety of methods. Authorities are gathering DNA and blood types through free medical checkups, and HRW said it is was unclear if patients were aware that their biometric data was being collected for the police during these physical exams.
According to the report, citizens authorities have flagged as a potential threat to the regime, and their families—named “focus personnel”—are forced to hand over their DNA regardless of age.
So far, 18.8 million citizens have participated in the medical checkups, called “Physicals for All” by the government, according to an article by a state news agency Xinhua on November 1.
The structure, known to be the tallest of its kind in Asia, was completely destroyed by the time the fire was extinguished.
On December 10, a fire broke out at the Lingguan Mansion complex in Mianzhu, China's Sichuan province. The flames were extinguished about four hours later, by which time a 16-story wooden pagoda and a prayer hall at the Buddhist temple were burnt to the ground, local government reported in a statement published on Weibo.
A 16-story wooden tower, known as the tallest of its kind in Asia, has caught fire and collapsed at a monastery in SW China's Sichuan on Sunday. No casualties reported yet.
Cell phone footage showing a Japanese man doing a drive-by on the small cat outside of a liquor store is causing quite the stir in Japan right now.
Watch as the man hangs out of the window armed with a handgun, then he unloads a few shots at a small unsuspecting cat that was simply walking the sidewalk.
China's president has ordered the country to march on in its "revolution" to clean up notoriously dirty and foul-smelling public bathrooms in a bid to improve quality of life and boost tourism.
The so-dubbed "toilet revolution" was launched in 2015 as part of efforts to make restrooms -- often squat toilets with no paper -- more tourist-friendly.
President Xi Jinping said the toilet problem "is not a small thing" and cleaning up is necessary to create a "civilised" urban and rural environment, China's state news agency Xinhua reported Monday.
The country expects to have added or upgraded more than 70,000 toilets by the end of this year.
Another 64,000 will be built or enhanced between 2018 and 2020, the National Tourism Administration has said in an action plan.
According to Xinhua, since taking office in 2012, Xi has made a point on rural tours to ask villagers whether they did their business in flushable toilets or pits dug into the ground.
"In rural areas, some toilets were little more than makeshift shelters surrounded by bunches of corn stalks, and some were open pits next to pigsties," the agency said.
"Local authorities are now more aware of the important role toilets play, believing better toilets are not only beneficial for tourism, but can also... enhance the overall level of civilisation of society."
China's infamous "squatty potties" arouse fear in some would-be tourists, with several tourism blog posts dedicated to the subject.
While studies have indicated that squatting may have health benefits over sitting, the position is still hard to accept for those accustomed to porcelain thrones.
Public bathrooms in China have also been known to be bereft of toilet paper thanks to enterprising crooks sneaking out entire rolls for their personal use. Facial recognition is now employed in some places to limit individual toilet paper portions.
One young girl and a few adults left with cuts after a tiger escaped a circus event in Western China.
Watch as fans frantically scramble for their lives as the massive tiger swings its paws at people fleeing in fear.
Eventually, the tiger had to be shot and killed by security guards. However, this was not before the tiger was able to swing at spectators for over 20 intense minutes.
Watch as this Arab woman single-handedly man handles two Wolf Cubs that she found inside of this small cave.
At first the 2 Wolf Cubs appear to be dead and completely motionless, that is until she wiggles them a little bit as she climbs out of the cave and they begin growling.
This is a straight up savagery!
This woman who was texting and not paying attention to where she was walking was folded up like a cheap chair underneath of this SUV backing up.
Fortunately for her, a quick thinking forklift operator jumped quickly into action and lifted the SUV off of the woman as others quickly pulled her out to safety.
Surprisingly, the woman only sustained minor injuries and was perfectly fine after a quick hospital visit.
A monkey was caught stealing petrol from bikes. Apparently, he's addicted to drinking the stuff in Panipat, India.
A local daycare center in Shanghai is under fire after two shocking videos of toddlers being physically abused by staff members at the facility went viral across social media platforms in China this week. In one clip captured by surveillance cameras on November 1, a woman threw a little girl’s backpack on the floor and pushed her away, causing the toddler’s head to hit the corner of a table. Another piece of footage dated November 3 shows a boy crying after being forced to eat something that the teacher later confessed to be wasabi.
Sixth Tone reports that the nursery is affiliated with Ctrip, China’s leading online travel agency, and is located inside its headquarters in Shanghai, accepting employees’ children aged 18 months to three years. According to (in Chinese) Vista, Ctrip initially wanted to operate the nursery itself, but after a series of setbacks in the process of registration, it decided to partner with Modern Family, a magazine owned by the Women’s Federation of Changning District in Shanghai. The daycare center first opened its doors in February 2016, but the local education authorities ordered it to close because it did not meet standards. But after two months’ suspension, the facility was back in operation without being properly registered. There is wide speculation that the sudden comeback was due to some administrative help from the Women’s Federation.
After the teachers’ abusive behavior was exposed, Ctrip apologized, fired the staff involved in the case, and shut down the nursery. Local police were also called to carry out an investigation. However, these measures did not stop an outpouring of anger from the parents. In an “apology meeting” organized by Ctrip on November 7, a female teacher cried and kneeled on stage (in Chinese) while delivering an apology for her wrongdoings. The furious parents, with no mercy for her, still tried to beat her up before she was pulled away by some security guards.
On November 8, the Women’s Federation released an announcement, saying that it “strongly condemns” the teachers who misbehaved and would look into Modern Family magazine seriously. However, the unapologetic attitude throughout the statement further ignited fury among the public. “You still think you have the authority to condemn someone else? You are the one who should be investigated seriously,” wrote (in Chinese) one angry commenter.
Watch this horrible accident that occurred during the National Gendarmerie at al-Mina in northern Syria.
A truck driver patrolling the land ahead of the horses accidentally drives right into the path sending numerous writers and their horses flying through the air like rag dolls.
Several horses had to be killed after this accident, numerous riders were sent to the hospital. One writer remains in critical condition with internal bleeding.
If you're a masseuse in Japan apparently women are allowed to make a special request you release some of the tension from their boob muscles with a nice intimate massage.
Here is a lucky woman getting her chest rubbed down by even luckier male masseuse.
Watch as this drunk Indian man hanging off the back of the train speeding down a railway doesn't move his hand quick enough as the train passes a few objects and ends up getting ripped off the train violently and twisted like a pretzel in the process.
Chaos erupted on the streets of India as this elderly man began shooting off shots at his family members after a land dispute escalated into violence.
Welcome to the most populous nation on the planet, you can see the Great Wall of China, skyscrapers all over the place, and even the occasional child with their heads stuck in the railings hanging from skyscrapers.
Indians may warship the cows that walk on their streets drop induces everywhere they go, but they have absolutely no respect for those who die on the streets of India.
Watch as these men walk the streets of India picking up the dead bodies and tossing them into a big garbage pail as if there nothing.
A Chinese nail and hair salon was turned into a chaotic scene when a pig burst through the door and began ransacking the place.
After a few hours the police arrived in the pig was detained and escorted out of the store so customers could return safely.
In a laboratory somewhere in China, a chemist is producing the fentanyl that will kill an opioid user in Maryland.
Within China’s vast drug industry, which produces much of the global supply of pharmaceutical ingredients, laboratories are taking advantage of cheap labor and lax oversight from Beijing to churn out new versions of the cheap, powerful and often deadly synthetic opioid faster than U.S. authorities can identify, classify and ban them.
From China — the largest producer of fentanyl worldwide — the drug is sent daily by plane or ship to Mexico, where traffickers and truckers push it along well-worn paths of illicit narcotics north to the United States. In Baltimore and other cities, well-established gangs push the powder and pills to consumers.
This much is known by U.S. authorities. They’re intercepting increasing amounts of fentanyl. But they’ve been unable to make much of a dent in the trade.
“It’s kind of the new Wild West,” said Katherine Tobin, a member of the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission. The government panel helped outline the route for Congress earlier this year.
Deployed to stop the supply are more U.S. Food and Drug Administration inspectors, better customs technology and undercover Drug Enforcement Administration interference. There’s also been some recent cooperation from Chinese authorities.
Still, no one knows how much gets by — until it lands in cities such as Baltimore, where record numbers of people are overdosing and dying. Fentanyl, often mixed with or mistaken for heroin, but 50 times more powerful, is now Baltimore’s deadliest killer.
A group of four middle school students brutally beat another student, nearly murdering her in the process.
The horrific event was captured fully on camera. It shows the victim being beaten with a chair, a metal pipe, soju bottles and lit cigarettes.
Three of the attackers are 14 years old, while one is still 13 years old. The victim is also 14 years old.
They attacked her for 1 hour and 30 minutes straight and took photos of her bloody body.
After the attack, one of the girls sent a photo to another student, bragging about what she had done.
The tragedy struck the Rawan Dahan Festival in India when one man was smashed by the burning support structure for one of the festivals attractions.
A team of artisans made a unique sculpture of the Goddess Durga, using 5,000 pieces of bamboo in the eastern Indian state of Assam during the Durga Puja festival -- one of the biggest for India's Bengali community.
A gas cylinder caught fire in a home on September 16 in Luzhou, Sichuan Province. A firefighter rushed up to take the burning cylinder out of the kitchen, while shouting "go away! Go away!" to urge a crowd at the scene to quickly evacuate.
The Saudi Arabian midget has a chick on his side that most men would die for! Check out this body on this much taller woman that this little fellow seems to be ecstatic over, for obvious reasons!
How did he pull her you ask? Well, it pays to be related to the Saudi King!
One brave street vendor drew the attentions of a large crowd at a local seafood festival by using his bare hands to cook a famous Chinese staple.
The master cook wowed assembled tourists at the first crayfish festival in Zhangjiajie, Hunan province, north China, according to People's Daily Online.
With a six-foot-wide wok in front of him, Tang Chenggang tossed hundreds of crayfish into the air, showing unique skills and drawing coos from the crowd.
Festival goers cheered and took videos as Tang showed his unburnt yet smoking hands to the group at the local national park.
He told assembled reporters at the festival: 'The oil is not too hot. It's about 110-120 degrees', allowing him to perform his remarkable feat.
Afterwards, hundreds of tourists had the opportunity to taste the fish he had cooked and many took the chance hungrily.
Footage has emerged of a judge taking charge of proceedings at a flooded courthouse in southern China.
In the video, captured in Nanjing on September 25, a court session is being held as normal in the court house, which is flooded.
According to local media, the judge insisted the session be heard as normal so as not to result in any delays.
After two clients reached a settlement, the judge dismissed them and they left the court by canoe.
More than 50 mm of rain fell in less than 24 hours in Jiangsu Province. In some areas, the amount of rainfall exceeded records.
This video shows a group of cadets marching while balancing 1.5 liter water bottles on their heads in Guangzhou city, south China’s Guangdong Province last Friday. The bizarre video clip was filmed in Guangzhou College of Commerce. Many Chinese netizens were confused by these students, who were marching or even running with water bottles on their heads.
When Indians decide to head bang during this parade, things spiral out of control rather quickly!
Watch this guy hanging on the back of the truck literally bring the back of the truck down with him when he starts swinging his head to the music.
India Malaka area, specialty, spiced cow dung cake. Use the freshest cow dung, filter the water, sealed, placed in the cave, fermented for 30 days, and then use a special iron plate fry, put in the middle of the pie to eat
I think we may know why this man divorced this woman now!
Watch as this insane ex-wife launches a brutal attack on a woman she claims was her husband's mistress throughout the final days of their marriage.
The so-called mistress gets ripped out of the car, and savagely beaten as onlookers stand by watching Idoly.