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Stunning drone footage shows Fireworks Festival lighting up Moscow skies

The festival brought the best fireworks teams from all over the world to show off their stunning skills and light up the skies of Russia’s capital. The two-day International Fireworks Festival ‘Rostec’ was held over the weekend in Moscow. The daytime program of the Festival included assorted sport and art activities, lectures, family games and music concerts, yet the most ...

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266 injured as pier collapses in Spain during festival (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

More than 260 people have been injured after a wooden pier collapsed into the water during a Spanish festival in the town of Vigo. The seafront platform was packed with visitors watching a rap artist’s performance. The wooden promenade collapsed on Monday during the first song of Mallorcan rap singer Rels B, who told revelers to jump during the O ...

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Russian FM spokesperson Zakharova moves to the grooves of trumpet festival in Serbia (VIDEO)

Russian Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Maria Zakharova couldn’t resist the Balkan grooves at the trumpet festival in Serbia and showed off some dance moves. Maria Zakharova was named honorary guest at the 58th Brass Band Festival in the Serbian town of Guca on Friday, where she was filmed walking along the streets, accompanied by Serbian Foreign Minister Ivica Dacic, and enjoying ...

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Story of 2 elderly Germans who ran away from care home to attend metal festival is (sadly) untrue

A poorly-worded police statement can ignite a fake news explosion better than a dozen YouTube conspiracy videos, as illustrated by the collapse of a heart-warming tale about two OAPs going head-banging one last time. A single paragraph report from the police department of the town of Itzehoe, northern Germany, at the weekend, referred to the 3am detention of “elderly gentlemen” ...

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‘Social problem’? Sexual assaults shut down Sweden’s largest music festival for good

Organizers of Sweden’s largest music festival say they have permanently pulled the plug on the annual event after it became plagued by sex assaults. Read more Once Sweden’s largest four-day musical event, the Bravalla Music Festival was not held this year, after dozens of women and girls reported that they had been sexually assaulted at last year’s event. Kajsa Apelqvist, ...

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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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