Shibuya readies for Halloween party throngs

Oct 27, 2016

Shibuya readies for Halloween party throngs

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To avoid turmoil near JR Shibuya Station when it is flooded with partygoers over Halloween, the Metropolitan Police Department will for the first time dedicate two nearby streets to pedestrians only from Friday through Monday, depending on traffic conditions. Roughly 90 events will be ...

Trump, Hillary, bacon as Big Apple put on its Halloween face

Nov 2, 2015

Trump, Hillary, bacon as Big Apple put on its Halloween face

New York City’s giant Halloween Parade brought thousands to the streets Saturday to celebrate the ghoulish and spooky — from Donald Trump to witches; from bacon to a pervert in training. Organized on a balmy autumnal night, it was the 42nd edition of a ...

Big Apple stages its first disability pride parade

/ Jul 13, 2015

Big Apple stages its first disability pride parade

New York City is hosting its first parade honoring people with disabilities. Mayor Bill de Blasio spoke Sunday to kick off the inaugural NYC Disability Pride Parade. He said he was proud of the city being a national leader in supporting rights for disabled ...

/ Mar 26, 2015

Abe to skip China's war parade: report

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is set to rebuff a prickly invitation to a Chinese military parade, a report said Wednesday, as the former wartime enemies jockey over the telling of their shared history. Tokyo has not officially replied to Beijing’s comments on the march, ...

At least 18 electrocuted in Haiti Carnival float accident

Feb 18, 2015

At least 18 electrocuted in Haiti Carnival float accident

At least 18 people on a packed Carnival float in the Haitian capital were killed Tuesday when they were electrocuted by a power line. The accident occurred as thousands of people filled the streets of downtown Port-au-Prince for the raucous annual celebration. People at ...