Falling tree kills 13 at Portuguese festival

Aug 16, 2017

Falling tree kills 13 at Portuguese festival

A huge oak tree crashed down on a popular religious festival on the Portuguese island of Madeira Tuesday, killing 13 people and injuring 49 others, officials said. The tree fell while a large crowd was gathered near the island's capital of Funchal as part of ...

Acrobat dies in Spanish festival fall

Jul 9, 2017

Acrobat dies in Spanish festival fall

An acrobat has fallen to his death in front of horrified onlookers at a festival in Madrid, sparking anger at organizers who refused to halt performances following the accident. Pedro Aunion Monroy, a Spanish performance artist living in Britain, tumbled around 30 meters (100 feet) ...

Underwater music festival held at Florida reef

/ Jul 9, 2017

Underwater music festival held at Florida reef

A radio station's broadcast underwater in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary on Saturday attracted about 400 divers and snorkelers who listened to music and announcements advocating reef preservation. The Lower Keys Underwater Music Festival at Looe Key Reef, part of the world's third-largest living ...

Sleepy Colorado town comes alive for Frozen Dead Guy Days

/ Mar 12, 2017

Sleepy Colorado town comes alive for Frozen Dead Guy Days

Every March the cryogenically frozen corpse of a Norwegian man breathes fresh life into sleepy Nederland, Colorado, where throngs of fun-lovers fill the streets for Frozen Dead Guy Days, a festival in honor of the town's most famous resident. The annual three-day festival is the ...

Rio Carnival crowns champion after accident-marred festivities

Mar 2, 2017

Rio Carnival crowns champion after accident-marred festivities

Rio de Janeiro's Carnival crowned a champion of its elite samba school parade on Wednesday, capping festivities marred by two accidents that injured more than 30 people. By winning the Carnival's headline event, the Portela samba school ended a 33-year losing streak, nabbing the crown ...

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

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 ...