Malaysia celebrated its 59th National Day to commemorate the independence of the Federation of Malaya from British rule in 1957.
Had enough salad and gazpacho? Here’s another way to use up tomatoes. The annual “Tomatina” tomato fight was this morning in Bunol, a village outside Valencia, Spain. Drawing from a 160-ton cache, for an hour or so, thousands of people, many of them tourists, lobbed the ripe fruit like snowballs, bathing each other and the surrounding streetscape in pulp and juice.
Organizers expected nearly one million people in the streets of west London’s Notting Hill on Sunday and Monday to celebrate Caribbean culture at a carnival considered the largest street demonstration in Europe. More
The World Bog Snorkeling Championships is held in southern Wales on August 28, 2016. Entrants must negotiate two lengths of a 60-yard trench through the peat bog in the quickest possible time without using any conventional swimming strokes.
“The Asylum Steampunk Festival” in Lincoln, England, is the largest and longest-running steampunk festival in the world.
Steampunk is a subgenre of science fiction or science fantasy that incorporates technology and aesthetic designs inspired by 19th-century industrial steam-powered machinery.
Rescue crews have raced against time since a devastating earthquake leveled three towns in central Italy on Wednesday Aug. 23, leaving hundreds dead.