'Holy fire,' fireworks light up night as Orthodox Christians mark Easter

May 2, 2016

'Holy fire,' fireworks light up night as Orthodox Christians mark Easter

With “holy fire,” fireworks and night Mass, Orthodox Christians around the world celebrated Easter on Sunday, commemorating the resurrection of Jesus around 2,000 years ago. Roman Catholics and Protestants marked Easter in March, in accordance with the Gregorian calendar; Eastern Orthodox churches use the ...

IT experts develop apps to maintain safety at Indian festival

Sep 20, 2015

IT experts develop apps to maintain safety at Indian festival

At an ancient Hindu riverside festival, the millions hoping to cleanse themselves of sin are also unwittingly helping to create high-tech solutions in crowd control, disease outbreak and public security. A group of technology innovators has launched a digital information platform at the six-week ...

Weary of refugees, Munich  to find release in Oktoberfest

Sep 16, 2015

Weary of refugees, Munich to find release in Oktoberfest

Germany’s decision to restore border controls to stem a tide of refugees may have stunned Europe but is being cheered in Munich as it gears up for a far bigger influx of 6 million beer-swigging visitors to the 182nd Oktoberfest. The annual festival, known ...