Riot police used tear gas and water cannons on unruly crowds in Taksim Square today during May Day protests. 1 person was killed and several injured as clashes erupted between rival groups as well as with police.
"I asked what Japanese people thought of whitewashing. Since Japanese people are not familiar with the concept of 'whitewashing,' I need to explain it to them. I used Ghost in the Shell and Death Note as examples as they are familiar to Japanese people."
A video showing a fight between a group of students and an English teacher in classroom has gone viral on Chinese social media recently, shocking web users who condemned the incident. The fight happened when the teacher was collecting test scripts from the students while one of them refused to submit his paper in Fanji High School, Mengcheng county in Anhui. The two argued, before the teacher reached out his hand to push the student away and then grabbed his neck to force him lose hold of the papers. The student, however, beat the teacher back and was quickly joined by a group of other students. They cornered the teacher and threw kicks and blows violently at the teacher. One of them smashed the teacher with a wooden bench. The teacher fought back several times, and each time slapped one student in the face. The headmaster of the school has been suspended. Local police and Mengchang education officials have launched an investigation into the incident, while no public announcement has been made for the time being.
A group of researchers from the University of Science and Technology of China (USTC) has officially launched the new interactive robot named Jia Jia on April 15, Friday in Hefei, the capital of east China's Anhui Province. According to the local media, USTC's Chen Xiaoping along with his colleagues is said to be the brain of the life-like cyborg. Dubbed as "robot goddess," the humanoid is modified to perceive human and machines interaction, boasting a cloud-based technology system to store memories.
A Dubai beggar was earning AED 270,000 ($73,500) a month, a Dubai Municipality official has stated.
Faisal Al Badiawi, head of markets section at the Dubai Municipality, said in a statement that that 59 beggars were caught during the first three months of 2016.
The municipality has been carrying a campaign in cooperation with the emirate's police to combat begging in Dubai.
"Some of the beggars had passports issued with business or tourist visas. During the campaign, we found that the majority of beggars had entered the country legally with a three-month visa, in order to collect as much money as they could during their time here," Al Badiawi told local media.
"We discovered that one beggar was making more than AED 270,000 a month. We found that he earned an average of almost AED 9,000 per day.
"More money was collected on Fridays when beggars stood in front of mosques.”
Residents can report beggars to the police on 800-243.
Surveillance cameras on a Shanghai street captured the shocking moment a three-storey house suddenly collapsed in the downtown district of Songjiang on April 11. The dust that followed the collapse immediately covered cars parked along the road and passing pedestrians. Two people have been rescued, who were identified as mother and child. Rescue equipment has indicated that there are still signs of life under the rubble. The accident was reportedly caused by the collapse of a load bearing wall, as the house was undergoing renovation works at the time. The owner of the house, a person who had been renting the property and the builders working on renovations have all been taken in by local police for questioning.
Indonesian pop singer Irma Bule died this week after being bitten by a snake used as an on-stage prop during a live performance on Sunday.
"The accident happened in the middle of the second song when Irma stepped on the snake's tail," audience member Ferlando Octavion Auzura told local website merdeka.com.
"The snake then bit Irma on the thigh."
Witnesses at the gig in Karawang, West Java, said Bule did not initially seem too affected by the bite, and she apparently "refused an antidote from the snake handler," said one local reporter.
It's thought that Bule believed the cobra had been defanged. She was well known for using snakes during live performances - a relatively common practice in the region - and had previously appeared with pythons and boa constrictors.
45 minutes after the bite took place, the performance was abandoned as Bule started vomiting and collapsed. She was subsequently taken to hospital, where she was later confirmed to have died.
An elderly farmer was trampled to death by an elephant at Kashpur on March 21, 2016, the police said. The police informed that the elephant has been moving around and creating panic among the locals in the district. The incident occurred when a herd of five elephants attacked two farmers working in the fields in the morking. While one person escaped, his brother Anil Bagdi (64) was trampled to death by one of the elephants, a police officer said. Forest guards are trying to drive away the elephant to the nearby forest, he said. Meanwhile, one of the five elephants that killed four persons in Manteshwar police station area died when tranquiliser shots were fired at him last night, DFO Ajay Kumar Das said.
China threatens a foreign country over dance? That may be what's behind the sudden cancellation of Shen Yun Performing Arts in Seoul. KBS Theater, owned by South Korea's state-run broadcaster, has terminated a contact with the Chinese American performing arts company. Pressure from the Chinese Embassy is suspected. China is South Korea's largest trading partner. But is the Korean government willing to sacrifice freedom of expression for economic development?
NAKED man filmed shimmying down drainpipe outside flats to escape scorned lover's husband - and it doesn't end well This is the very unfortunate moment a cheating lover escaped down the drain pipe completely naked after being caught with another man's wife. Stunned passers-by watched in amazement as the naked man shinned down the facade of a block of flats after making a quick exit from a third-floor window. The unfortunate escapee was enjoying a secret liaison in the building when the woman's husband came home suddenly and caught them together. The man didn't have time to put his clothes on and started to abseil using a cable as a rope. He stops several times and seems to be contemplating whether to go up or down. Ouch: The escaping man keeps control on the drainpipe before finally losing his grip Unfortunately, as he hesitates, he loses his grip, sending him plummeting to the pavement below. Read more: Love rat posted sex tape with mistress on Facebook after having affair The highly embarrassing incident happened in China and was captured on camera. The footage has been posted on YouTube and is already going viral.
This woman miraculously survived after being his, smashed through the window, then was dragged as the driver made an attempt to drive off. The woman suffered serious injuries but is expected to make a full recovery.
An idea dreamed up out of thin air appears to be earning one businessman some serious money. British entrepreneur Leo De Watts, 27, has made thousands of dollars selling bottles of British country air to Chinese buyers, but the price alone -- £80 ($115) per bottle -- could knock the wind out of many customers. De Watts says the 580 ml (about 20 oz) glass jars have been flying out the door, many headed for pollution-plagued Chinese cities such as Beijing and Shanghai. Since launching late last year, his air farming company Aethaer has sold hundreds of containers of clean breeze from windswept locations across Britain -- including Dorset, Somerset, and Wales.
A leopard which entered a school in the Indian city of Bangalore injured six people trying to capture it. It took 10 hours to catch and tranquillise the animal, which entered the Vibgyor International school on Sunday. A scientist, a forestry employee and a TV camera man were among those hurt, although all the injuries were minor.