Notting Hill Carnival crowds defy London rain for annual revelry

World Aug 27, 2018

Notting Hill Carnival crowds defy London rain for annual revelry

London's famous Notting Hill Carnival transformed the streets into a sea of color and sound on Sunday as revelers joined one of Europe's largest open-air parties in their thousands despite heavy rain in the British capital. The carnival featured steel bands, dance troupes and elaborate ...

Oldest Rio party kicks off as Carnival hits full stride in Brazil

World Feb 26, 2017

Oldest Rio party kicks off as Carnival hits full stride in Brazil

Rio de Janeiro's famed Carnival bacchanalia hit full stride on Saturday as hundreds of thousands roared into the streets for one of the city's oldest and by far its biggest "bloco" street party, the Bola Preta. The Bola Preta, or "Black Ball," gathering routinely draws ...

Police ask Venice carnival-goers to lift masks for security

World Feb 1, 2016

Police ask Venice carnival-goers to lift masks for security

Carnival-goers in Venice are being asked by police to momentarily lift their masks as part of new anti-terrorism measures for the annual festivities. Police are also examining backpacks and bags and using metal-detecting wands before revelers are allowed into St. Mark's Square, the heart of ...

World Feb 18, 2015

Trio electrocuted when Rio Carnival float hits power line

Three Brazilian revelers were electrocuted early Tuesday while standing atop a Carnival float that hit a power line, officials said. In an emailed statement, the Light power company confirmed the deaths that happened during a Carnival celebration in Nova Iguacu, a hardscrabble city of 800,000 ...

At least 18 electrocuted in Haiti Carnival float accident

World 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 the ...

American youth seriously gored by bull during Spanish Carnival

World Feb 16, 2015

American youth seriously gored by bull during Spanish Carnival

An American youth is recovering in the intensive-care unit of a hospital in western Salamanca after being savagely gored during a bullfighting festival celebrating Carnival, officials said Sunday. Surgeon Enrique Crespo said he was called to operate on 20-year-old Benjamin Miller from Georgia, who had ...