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I wanna eat like you-oo-oo: Thai town lays on monkey banquet

Lopburi - It is a feast fit for a monkey king. On Sunday the central Thai town of Lopburi put on a five-star banquet for its hundreds of macaque inhabitants, sparking a mass simian food fight.

Church protests drug war killings as Philippines honours the dead

Manila - Philippine church leaders on Tuesday renewed calls for an end to killings linked to President Rodrigo Duterte's drug war as millions of people took part in traditional ceremonies to remember the dead.

'Mommy's Box' wins big at Malibu West International Film Festival

The feature film "Mommy's Box" was a big winner at this year's Malibu West International Film Festival. Congratulations are in order for the whole team.

Chinese movies dominate Asia's top film festival

Busan - Chinese movies have taken the two main prizes at Asia's premier film festival, with judges lauding their portrayal of two very different versions of modern reality in their country.

Film seeks new take on foreign domestic workers

Busan - A documentary that takes an intimate look at the daily dramas of foreign domestic workers has premiered at Asia’s largest film festival, with its director pushing a fresh perspective on the millions employed in homes across the globe.

How far to go? Photographers divided over graphic war snaps

Bayeux - How far to go in terms of gore and shock value when covering conflict? Capturing violence on camera was hotly debated on the fringes of Bayeux, a major French photography festival.

Swords and skewers at Thailand's gruesome vegetarian festival

Phuket - Swords, axe handles, kebab skewers and even a model boat were among the bizarre array of objects pushed through devotees' cheeks on Sunday as southern Thailand's gruesome vegetarian festival got under way.

Pulling a rip cord over North Korea

Kumhwa - When he booked his tour, Swiss lawyer Rafael Studer hadn't seriously considered the option of jumping out of a Russian-made helicopter at 2,000 meters strapped to a North Korean soldier.

Festival brings (some) world cinema to Pyongyang

Pyongyang - Sex and graphic violence were largely a no-no, although a glimpse of naked Russian buttocks made the cut, while a Bollywood offering was well received and Hollywood was locked out completely.

Munich's Oktoberfest opens amid tight security

Munich - The Oktoberfest, Munich's annual beer festival, opened on Saturday with a stronger police presence than usual after a string of attacks in recent months in Germany.

Spain's Tomatito: 60 guitars and family-style flamenco

Seville - He's won Latin Grammy awards, toured the world and played with flamenco's superstar "gods" Camaron de la Isla and Paco de Lucia.

'Fire dragon' draws thousands to Hong Kong festival

Hong Kong - Thousands of festival goers packed a historic neighbourhood of Hong Kong Wednesday night to watch a "fire dragon" lit with incense sticks carried through the streets, recreating a century-old ritual.

Interview: Jens Kruger talks upcoming show in New York, festival Special

New York - Bluegrass musician Jens Kruger chatted with Digital Journal about his awards and accolades, as well as his upcoming shows at Joe's Pub in New York and the Delaware Valley Bluegrass Festival in New Jersey.

Review: Ariana Grande stuns as headliner of Billboard Hot 100 Festival Special

Wantagh - Pop princess Ariana Grande headlined the Billboard Hot 100 Music Festival at the Nikon at Jones Beach Theater on Long Island.

Review: Martin Garrix outstanding at Billboard Hot 100 Music Festival Special

Wantagh - On Aug. 20, electronic music superstar Martin Garrix performed at the Nikon at Jones Beach Theater in New York, as part of the Billboard Hot 100 Music Festival, for an excellent turnout.

Molotov cocktail attack injures 15 at Tokyo parade

Toukyo - Fifteen people, including a one-year-old baby girl, were injured in a Molotov cocktail attack at a Tokyo festival parade, officials said Monday.

Review: Marshall Tucker Band triumphs at Laid Back Festival in New York Special

Wantagh - Iconic southern rock group Marshall Tucker Band performed a set at the 2016 Laid Back Festival, which was held at the Nikon at Jones Beach Theater on Long Island.

15 arrested for sexual assault at Pamplona bull-running

Madrid - Fifteen men have been arrested for rape and sexual assault at Spain's famed San Fermin bull-running festival in the northern town of Pamplona, the city hall said Tuesday.

Two men gored in Pamplona bull run

Madrid - Half-tonne fighting bulls gored two Spanish men on Sunday as thousands of red-scarved daredevils sprinted down narrow dew-slicked streets in Pamplona's annual running of the bulls.

Spain holds 5 men suspected of Pamplona rape

Madrid - Spanish police detained five men Saturday arrested on suspicion of raping a young woman during Pamplona's famed San Fermin bull-running festival, judicial sources said.

Five hurt, five arrested at Spain's famed bull run

Pamplona - Five people were hurt, including one seriously, at Spain's famed San Fermin bull-running festival, also marred by five arrests over allegations of sexual assault, authorities said Thursday.

Pamplona bull-running festival kicks off with wine battle

Pamplona - Thousands of revellers wearing red and white sprayed each other with red wine in Pamplona's main square on Wednesday for the start of Spain's famed San Fermin bull-running festival.

Delight as jazz giants return to small Swiss town of Montreux

Montreux - As saxophone supremo Charles Lloyd pushes out a cascade of soaring notes, jazz aficionados in Montreux sway in rapture.

St. Nicholas Greek Church to host 2016 Greek festival

West Babylon - Starting June 2, the St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church in West Babylon will be hosting its annual Greek festival on Long Island.

German comedy favoured to win top Cannes prize for woman director

Cannes - The Cannes film festival ends Sunday with a German comedy, a movie about a bus driver poet and a Romanian meditation on morality the favourites to lift its top prize, the Palme d'Or.

Spanish region bans bull killing in traditional festivals

Madrid - Authorities in the Spanish region of Castilla y Leon on Thursday announced a ban on the killing of bulls during traditional festivals, in a partial victory for animal rights activists.

Cannes film shines light on Chad's 'torture factories'

Cannes - There is a heart-stopping moment in a new documentary about the survivors of Chadian dictator Hissene Habre's torture chambers, when one of the torturers kneels down in front of his victim and begs for forgiveness.

Fake 'Friday the 13th' terror attack on Cannes film stars' hotel

Cannes - A fake terror attack panicked guests at the French Riviera hideaway of several Hollywood stars at the Cannes film festival, police said Saturday.

Hollywood takes notice as Korean films surf K-culture wave

Seoul - With K-pop and K-drama television series riding high across Asia and beyond, a trio of South Korean films with top billing at this year's Cannes film festival also shows the country's growing cinematic clout.

Hollywood takes notice as Korean films surf K-culture wave

Seoul - With K-pop and K-drama television series riding high across Asia and beyond, a trio of South Korean films with top billing at this year's Cannes film festival also shows the country's growing cinematic clout.
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