Costumes, dancing, music, and parades are all part of the annual celebration of Carnival in many countries throughout the world.
Fat Tuesday, also known as Mardi Gras, marks the end of this weeks long celebration before the beginning of Lent.
Feb 27 Daily Brief: Paris fashion, Shivaratri festival, Costa Concordia’s captain returns, Ukraine and Venezuela seek calm
Paris fashion, Shivaratri festival, Costa Concordia’s captain returns, Ukraine and Venezuela seek calm and more in today’s daily brief.
China continues to suffer a pollution crisis, with Beijing shrouded in acrid smog. Authorities have introduced anti-pollution policies and often pledged to clean up the environment but the problem has not eased. In October 2013, clouds of smog blanketed Harbin in China’s Heilongjiang province. According to reports, visibility was cut to 33 feet.
The Oakland Mills High School boys basketball coach and team gave the Howard County Times an exclusive look into one of the top teams in Howard County sports – from the locker room, to the court, we follow the Scorpions in their last regular-season game at home on Friday, Feb. 21 against Centennial High School. Head coach Jon Browne was also wired for sound during the game.
While the official start of spring in the United States comes in late March every year, marked by some by the start of baseball season. But most MLB teams have been in camp for a couple weeks now, and spring training games officially started this week. Here’s a look at the preseason action so far.
A man somersaults off a sculpture on the beach in front of the old West Pier in Brighton, driving a self-made aircraft, Pope Francis blesses a baby dressed as the Pope and more in today’s daily brief.
This is the state’s third dry winter and the drought is affecting farmers and sparking wildfires.
Turkish protestors use fireworks against the police in a protest over a new road, across-border Korean family reunions end, tennis players practice on a floating court at the Mexican Open, and more in today’s daily brief.