Giant mushroom discovered in Malan Mountains in northwest China

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A group of forestry workers on patrol in the Malan Mountains in China’s northwestern province of Shaanxi recently discovered an unusually large puffball mushroom. The humongous fungus was 32cm (12.6in) in diameter and measured about 25cm (10in) high, making it a giant among puffballs.

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Thai deaf beauty contest becomes first pandemic-era pageant

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Thailand’s deaf beauty contest became the first pageant during the coronavirus pandemic, with more than 40 contestants with impaired hearing participating in the preliminary competition on August 22, 2020. The contest will designate Miss Deaf, Mister Deaf and Miss Queen Deaf, while highlighting the challenges people with disabilities face.

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Clean-up operation underway in flood-hit village as heavy rains hit northwest China

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A clean-up operation was under way after heavy rains hit Zhouqu county of Gansu province in northwest China, affecting more than 60,000 residents.

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Hong Kong’s mass Covid-19 testing to begin on September 1, to last at least 7 days

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Hong Kong’s massive voluntary screening programme will begin on September 1, 2020, said Chief Executive Carrie Lam. The city saw only 18 new Covid-19 cases on August 20, 2020, the lowest number in six weeks. Officials said they are still in discussion whether to ease some social-distancing rules.

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Trending in China: granny’s ‘live stream’ has dedicated fan – her granddaughter, and more

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A grandmother from eastern China has found another use for cameras – to show off the flowers she picks and her new clothes, so her granddaughter who works overseas can keep up with her life, and more trending videos from China this week.

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Gandhi’s iconic eyeglasses expected to fetch over US$19,600 at UK auction

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A pair of spectacles thought to belong to Indian independence leader Mahatma Gandhi are set to be auctioned in the UK. The iconic eyeglasses had been dropped off in a letterbox at an auction house in Bristol in southwest England by a seller who wanted to know if they were worth anything. The historic glasses are now expected to fetch £15,000 (US$19,600).

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