58 arrested in Philippines 'sextortion' case

58 people have been arrested in the Philippines over suspected involvement in a online "sextortion" plot which blackmailed hundreds of victims out of cash in the past 18 months, SCMP...

by Rebecca Unsworth, 04 May 2014

Family astonished to learn bedroom lamp is worth $500,000

An English family's old bedroom lamp turned out to be worth a small fortune, with a Sotheby valuation placing its worth at over $500,000.

by Rebecca Unsworth, 04 May 2014

10,000 delayed after glitch hits Taiwan's bullet train (again)

10,000 passengers were yesterday delayed on Taiwan's High Speed Rail after problems with a faulty railway switch affected 24 trains.

by Rebecca Unsworth, 04 May 2014

Man attacked twice during 10K run, wins second place

A runner still managed to secure second place in a Xi'an race, despite being attacked twice by crazy competitors.

by Rebecca Unsworth, 30 April 2014

Officer goes along with wino's mythical quest

An Yangzhou officer played along with a drunkard claiming to be a mythical character on a quest to find his brother, 'the monkey king'.

by Rebecca Unsworth, 30 April 2014

Suzhou bans private taxi booking apps

Suzhou has issued a ban on private taxi booking apps, in a bid to promote local government transport apps and to end increasing rivalry between private-sector giants.

by Rebecca Unsworth, 30 April 2014

Taiwanese farmers make $33,000 a year selling pineapple slices to tourists

Two Taiwanese pineapple farmers make a fortune every year by selling Chinese tourists slices of the fruit in Minxiong, Taiwan's Chiayi county.

by Rebecca Unsworth, 30 April 2014

Alibaba to invest $1.2 billion in China's YouTube

Alibaba Group announced plans Monday to invest 75 billion yuan ($1.2 billion) in online video site Youku Tudou.

by Rebecca Unsworth, 30 April 2014

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