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In Nigeria, thousands celebrate Osun, goddess of fertility and water

Osogbo - "I'm dressed like a river," says priestess Osundele Okugbesan as she shows off her flowing white strapless dress and long beaded necklaces cascading down her chest.

Hundreds hurt as Spain festival promenade collapses

Madrid - Panic erupted at a packed seaside music festival in northwest Spain when part of a wooden promenade suddenly collapsed, injuring more than 370 people, nine of them seriously, officials said Monday.

Hundreds hurt as Spain festival promenade collapses

Madrid - Panic erupted at a packed music festival in northwest Spain when part of a wooden promenade suddenly collapsed, injuring more than 300 people, nine of them seriously, officials said Monday.

Logan Henderson to perform at the Billboard Hot 100 Festival

Wantagh - On August 19, singer-songwriter Logan Henderson (of Big Time Rush fame) will be performing at the Billboard Hot 100 Festival.

Imagine Dragons front-man takes on Xbox Game Pass Challenge

Imagine Dragons front-man Dan Reynolds took on the Xbox Game Pass Challenge to help his charitable organization, the LoveLoud Foundation.

At leading US music school, a quest to revive French influence

Aspen - The music teachers spending the summer in the mountain air of Aspen can tell you all about that most famous instructor of them all, Nadia Boulanger, the Parisian whose roster of pupils reads like a historical list of 20th-century composers.

French actors protest as Russian director's house arrest extended

Avignon - Actors protested at one of the world's biggest theatre festivals in support of Russian director Kirill Serebrennikov as judges in Moscow on Wednesday extended his 11-month-long house arrest.

Famed Spanish bull run ends with two gored, dozens hurt

Pamplona - Spain's San Fermin festival comes to an end Saturday after a week of frenzied bull runs that saw two gored and another 40 hurt, with one man thrown in the air as he ran looking at his smartphone.

One gored, four hurt on day one of famed Spanish bull run

Pamplona - One person was gored and four others injured on Saturday at the first running of the bulls in this year's San Fermin festival at Pamplona, one of Spain's best-loved traditions.

Spanish bull running kicks off in shadow of sex assault

Pamplona - Pamplona's famed San Fermin bull-running festival, one of Spain's best-loved traditions, got off to a typically raucous start Friday -- although a sexual abuse case from a previous edition is still casting a long shadow.

Pamplona's bull run festival overshadowed by notorious sex abuse case

Madrid - Pamplona's famed San Fermin festival begins on Friday, overshadowed by a sexual abuse case that has tarnished one of Spain's best-loved traditions.

Donkey in farmgirl getup wins Colombian pageant

Puerto Gait - A donkey disguised as a flirty farmgirl took home a quirky Colombian contest's top prize Sunday, without even making an ass of herself.No it wasn't Miss Colombia: Livestock Version, but it could have been.

Electric Zoo is going eco-friendly, says 'no' to plastic straws

New York - New York's premiere electronic dance music festival, Electric Zoo, is saying no to plastic straws at this year's event, "The Big 10," which will be celebrating its 10 year anniversary.

Quite a mud-dle! Filipino devotees slather themselves in soil

Aliaga - They say there's nothing quite like it for cooling the blood, but for more than a thousand Filipinos at a Catholic festival on Sunday, slathering their bodies in mud was a way to show devotion and humility.

One dead, 3 hurt in Dutch music fest hit-and-run

Den Haag - A van slammed into pedestrians near a Dutch campsite at a huge music festival early Monday, killing one person and seriously injuring three others just hours after headline act Bruno Mars wowed tens of thousands of fans.

Artist buried for three days under busy Australian road

Sydney - An artist has emerged from three days entombed in a steel box under a busy Australian road in a performance billed as a tribute to victims of totalitarian violence.Mike Parr, 73, fasted during his time underground, with oxygen pumped into the 1.

James Wesley to perform at 2018 Mound Valley Flagpole Festival

Mound Valley - Country music fans and listeners of singer-songwriter James Wesley are in for a treat. On June 30, he will be performing at the at the 14th annual Flagpole Festival in Kansas.

German neo-Nazis mass for festival on Hitler's birthday

Ostritz - Hundreds of neo-Nazis were massing Friday on Adolf Hitler's birthday for a two-day festival in a remote eastern German town where citizens and anti-fascist groups staged spirited counter-protests.

Logan Henderson discusses new music, upcoming shows in New York Special

New York - Singer-songwriter Logan Henderson (Big Time Rush fame) chatted with Digital Journal about his latest acoustic EP and his upcoming shows in New York, including Gramercy Theatre.

Big Time Rush's Logan Henderson to play at Billboard festival

Wantagh - Singer-songwriter Logan Henderson (of Big Time Rush fame) will be performing at the fourth annual Billboard Hot 100 festival this August.

Dancing to a different beat: North Korea celebrates

Pyongyang - Thousands of North Koreans gathered in locations across Pyongyang Monday to dance in celebration of late leader Kim Jong Il.

Kosovo Dervishes pierce their mouths in celebration of spring

Prizren - Like every spring, the Dervishes in Kosovo on Thursday celebrated the beginning of the season by dancing and pushing skewers into their mouths in a quest for heavenly salvation.

Jung Chang among leading authors blocked from Macau literature festival

Fpo - Three writers -- including bestselling "Wild Swans" author Jung Chang -- will no longer attend the Macau Literary Festival after authorities there said they were likely to be barred, the latest sign of Beijing's hardening line across its territories.

Tibetans greet new year with giant Buddhas, dancing and lamb carcasses

- Despite a few elbows to the face, Tsering pushed through the broil of Tibetan worshippers and lifted her bawling two-year-old over the mad crush, briefly pressing the girl's forehead to a passing sacred scroll.

Wes Anderson, Norway teen massacre films lead Berlin fest race

Berlin - Wes Anderson's "Isle of Dogs", an animated movie with political bite, and a controversial dramatisation of Norway's 2011 massacre of teenagers by a neo-Nazi gunman led the award favourites Saturday at the Berlin film festival.

Biopic explores secret scandal behind 'Pippi Longstocking'

Berlin - A dark secret long held by Swedish author Astrid Lindgren led her to create one of the most beloved heroines of children's literature, Pippi Longstocking, according to a new biopic at the Berlin film festival.

Berlin filmfest offers dark vision of E. European 'drift'

Berlin - This week's Berlin film festival is turning a wary eye eastward with a series of new movies spotlighting the rise of violent extremism and anti-migrant sentiment in the ex-communist bloc.

Abused actress slams Kim Ki-duk's Berlinale defence

Seoul - A South Korean actress assaulted by top director Kim Ki-duk Tuesday rejected his defence at the Berlin film festival, saying it had left her "dumbfounded" and calling his invitation to the prestigious event "morally problematic".

New take on real-life hijack drama in '7 Days in Entebbe'

Berlin - The counter-terrorism plot seems more far fetched than many action thrillers, yet "7 Days in Entebbe", which premiered at the Berlin film festival Monday, depicts a real-life airline hijack drama.

Australian classic 'Picnic at Hanging Rock' series premieres in Berlin

Berlin - The popular myth that Australia's iconic mystery tale "Picnic at Hanging Rock" is based on true events should help bring it to a global audience, one of its stars said at the Berlin film festival Monday.
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