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Suspect dead, 20 injured in New Jersey arts festival shooting

Twenty people have been injured, some critically, in a shooting at an arts festival in Trenton, New Jersey on Sunday. One person, suspected to be behind the shooting, has been killed according to local officials. A second suspect is in police custody, according to Mercer County Prosecutor’s office. Fifteen of those injured suffered gunshot wounds and a 13 year-old boy ...

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Residents of flooded Russian town stage ‘Venice festival’ to solve urban problem

Residents of a Siberian town staged a Venice carnival in an attempt to attract the city council’s attention to the aching problem of flooded pedestrian crossings. In the satirical video, dressed-up residents – from Ob in the Novosibirsk region – draw parallels between their city and the famous Italian romantic spot in an attempt to have authorities recognize the importance ...

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Big in Japan: Giant wooden penis paraded through streets in fertility festival (VIDEO)

A giant replica penis was paraded through the streets of a Japanese city as thousands of revellers gathered to pay homage to the organ. The annual Honen Matsuri festival draws huge crowds to its celebration of fertility. The festival, which is said to be running for more than 1,000 years, took place in the city of Komaki on Thursday. Local ...

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5 killed, including gunman, in shooting at festival in southern Russia

Four people have been killed and several others injured in a gun attack on a festival crowd in Dagestan in southern Russia, Interior Ministry has confirmed. The shooter was also killed. Read more The shooting happened in the city of Kizlyar, a provincial capital in the Republic of Dagestan, Interfax reported citing a local source. The gunman opened fire at ...

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Party like a Russian (peasant): Christmas festival mixes Orthodox and pagan rites

Despite Christianity’s attempts to sanitize it, Russia’s midwinter festival, Svyatki, is the most anarchic, mystical and obscene pagan extravaganza you’ve never been to. Is it too late to join in? Translated as Holy Days, Svyatki begin on Christmas Day – January 7 according to the lagging Julian Calendar used by the Orthodox Church, and end on Epiphany on January 19, ...

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The snow must go on: World’s largest ice festival kicks off in China (PHOTOS, VIDEOS)

Published time: 7 Jan, 2018 07:27 The world’s largest ice festival has kicked off in Harbin, northeastern China and is expected to attract hundreds of thousands of visitors over the coming month. The 34th Harbin International Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival began on January 5 and will run until the end of February. Visitor numbers are expected to peak during ...

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Demons banished from Vienna during creepy festival (VIDEO)

Published time: 4 Dec, 2017 10:48 December is a month not usually associated with demons, ghouls and goblins. In Austria, however, thousands of people gathered to watch more than 100 spooky figures ward off evil winter spirits. Around 4,000 people watched the performers, wearing traditional costumes of the Perchten and Krampus spirits, prance around the streets of the capital with ...

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Russia will do everything it can to make World Cup 2018 a grandiose sports festival – Putin

Published time: 1 Dec, 2017 15:32 Edited time: 1 Dec, 2017 15:54 Russia, the host of FIFA World Cup 2018, will make effort to ensure that the championship is remembered as a celebration of sports and top-notch competition, Russian President Vladimir Putin has pledged. Follow RT’s Live Updates on FIFA World Cup Final Draw  “Our country is eager for the World ...

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Dates set for first ‘man free’ festival in Sweden, tickets to go on sale in December

Published time: 19 Nov, 2017 16:19 The first man-free music event organized in response to sexual offences at concerts in Sweden will be held at the end of next summer. Tickets will be available in just two weeks, according to an announcement ironically released on International Men’s Day. Swedish comedian Emma Knyckare came up with the idea of a man-free ...

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World Youth Festival in Sochi closes with vibrant show for globetrotting audience of 20,000 (VIDEO)

Published time: 22 Oct, 2017 01:10 Edited time: 22 Oct, 2017 01:33 The World Festival of Youth and Students, which attracted participants from all over the world to Russia, ended Saturday with a spectacular closing show in the popular Black Sea resort and former Olympic host city of Sochi. Read more The event saw some 20,000 people from over 180 ...

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