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Turkey bans all LGBTI events across Ankara province

Istanbul - Turkish authorities on Sunday announced a ban on all LGBTI cultural events in Ankara province until further notice to "maintain public order".

'Three Billboards' wins coveted Toronto film festival prize

Toronto - Martin McDonagh's darkly hilarious drama "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri" won the Toronto film festival's audience prize for best picture on Sunday, giving it a leg up in the race for the Oscars.

Edison, Westinghouse row electrifies Toronto film fest

Toronto - Oscar nominees Benedict Cumberbatch and Michael Shannon electrified audiences at the Toronto film festival Sunday with their portrayals of Thomas Edison and his rival in the race for marketable electricity, George Westinghouse.

Notting Hill Carnival turns green for tower fire tragedy

London - In the shadow of charred Grenfell Tower, Londoners are preparing decorations for this weekend's Notting Hill Carnival to commemorate the victims of the fire that killed at least 80 people.

One million dance lovers gather at Japan's 'Awa' festival

Bandai-cho - Over a million performers and spectators will flock to a western Japanese city this weekend for one of the country's largest dance festivals, after organisers stepped up efforts to accommodate foreign visitors.

Review: Edmonton's Interstellar Rodeo continues to bend musical genres Special

Edmonton - The sixth annual Edmonton Interstellar Rodeo brought another line-up of genre-bending music paired with fine wine to the Hawrelak Park Amphitheatre July21-23, 2017.

From Quebec underground, a fresh take on prog rock

Quebec City - If the progressive rockers who briefly dominated the cultural landscape in the 1970s were just getting started today, how would they sound? Perhaps like the band Atsuko Chiba.

Top stars, low cost — Quebec celebrates a festival model

Quebec City - The top names in music playing some of their careers' largest shows, with tickets selling for a sliver of the price they usually command...

French, Americans among hurt in Spain bull running fest

Pamplona - French and American tourists were just some of the 13 men injured Friday in the last bull run of Spain's famous fiesta in Pamplona, some of them suffering from head trauma.

Spain's bull running festival claims more injuries

Madrid - Spain's famous bull running fiesta in Pamplona claimed yet more victims on Thursday as eight daredevil participants were injured, some of them gored and trampled on, authorities said.

Ten hurt in Spanish bull running fest

Pamplona - Ten people were hurt Saturday in Spain's annual San Fermin bull running fiesta in Pamplona, regional government sources said.

Three gored in first Pamplona bull run

Pamplona - Two Americans and a Spaniard were gored on Friday at the first running of the bulls at the annual San Fermin fiesta in Pamplona, organisers said."A Spaniard from the Navarro region...

Running of the bulls festival kicks off in Spain

Pamplona - A wine-soaked sea of revellers dressed in red and white packed into a Pamplona square on Thursday to kick off Spain's most famous street party, the San Fermin bull-running festival. At noon, a shout of "viva San Fermin!

Glastonbury getaway after Ed Sheeran closes festival

Pilton - Tens of thousands of revellers were making the great getaway from Glastonbury on Monday after Ed Sheeran closed the world's biggest greenfield music festival.

Hundreds celebrate 'mud people' festival in the Philippines

Aliaga - Filipino devotees muddied their faces and covered themselves with dried banana leaves on Saturday to celebrate a religious festival which also has roots in Japan's occupation of the country during World War II.

Lessons in loyalty as N.Korea celebrates children's day

Pyongyang - To celebrate Korean Children's Union Day on Tuesday, the pupils of Pyongyang Number Four Primary School threw mock grenades at targets, crawled under a frame and threw themselves over a fence -- all with an imitation AK47 over their shoulders.

Lessons in loyalty as N.Korea celebrates children's day

Pyongyang - To celebrate Korean Children's Union Day on Tuesday, the pupils of Pyongyang Number Four Primary School threw mock grenades at targets, crawled under a frame and threw themselves over a fence -- all with an imitation AK47 over their shoulders.

Lessons in loyalty as N.Korea celebrates children's day

Pyongyang - To celebrate Korean Children's Union Day on Tuesday, the pupils of Pyongyang Number Four Primary School threw mock grenades at targets, crawled under a frame and threw themselves over a fence -- all with an imitation AK47 over their shoulders.

German rock festival to resume after terror scare: organisers

Berlin - Germany's biggest rock festival will resume after being disrupted by fears of a possible "terrorist threat" which have proved to be unfounded, the organisers said Saturday.

Six red carpet looks that turned heads at Cannes

Cannes - After 12 days of red carpet glamour, political fashion statements and wardrobe malfunctions, here are the looks that turned heads at the Cannes film festival.

Six red carpet looks that turned heads at Cannes

Cannes - After 12 days of red carpet glamour, political fashion statements and wardrobe malfunctions, here are the looks that turned heads at the Cannes film festival.

Six red carpet looks that turned heads at Cannes

Cannes - After 12 days of red carpet glamour, political fashion statements and wardrobe malfunctions, here are the looks that turned heads at the Cannes film festival.

Hitman film and AIDS drama tipped to win at Cannes Film Festival

Cannes - The Cannes film festival ends Sunday with a movie about a hammer-wielding hitman, a rousing story of AIDS activists and a parable of Putin's Russia among the favourites to lift its top prize, the Palme d'Or.

The secret lives of Cannes' Instagram queens

Cannes - They dress like celebrities and can increasingly be spotted on the world's catwalks and red carpets. Meet the "influencers", the most famous people you've never heard of.

'Afghan Spielberg' Shaheen goes down a storm at Cannes

Cannes - In the hierarchy of world cinema, Hollywood is at the top. Then comes Bollywood and Nigeria's Nollywood. And then "way, way below comes us," says Salim Shaheen, a chubby Afghan actor who is his country's one-man film industry. "We are Nothingwood.

Kidman takes aim at sexism as Coppola film wows Cannes

Cannes - Hollywood stars Nicole Kidman and Colin Farrell said Wednesday they wanted to throw their star power behind more movies made by women, after the Cannes premiere of their battle-of-the-sexes thriller.

Kids are the break-out stars of Cannes film festival

Cannes - Young actors are making waves at this year's Cannes film festival -- often in films that are hardly suitable children's viewing.

Salma Hayek says Hollywood treats actresses like monkeys

Cannes - Salma Hayek laid into Hollywood sexism on Tuesday, saying the system treats actresses like performing monkeys and wants rid of them once they realise they are smart.

AIDS drama, Sandler comedy among breakout hits at Cannes

Cannes - A wrenching French AIDS drama, a cinematic indictment of Putin's Russia and a bittersweet Adam Sandler comedy are among the 70th Cannes film festival contenders that have captured critics' hearts.

Why Korea's 'film noir' movies are wowing Cannes

Seoul - Beyond the gleaming towers of modern high-tech Seoul, it is the dark past of South Korea's years of dictatorship, violence and upheaval that have inspired the country's staggering rise as a cinematic powerhouse.
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The second annual Brazil Day Canada Festival in downtown Toronto.
The second annual Brazil Day Canada Festival in downtown Toronto.
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At the second annual Family Day festival at the Beaches area in downtow Toronto, hundreds of families and thousands of people enjoyed the sights of animals from around the world and the sounds of little dogs giving tricks.
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Three fest-goers photographed on June 19.
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William Prince. Edmonton Folk Music Festival 2017.
William Prince. Edmonton Folk Music Festival 2017.
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Mohsin Zaman. Edmonton Folk Music Festival 2017.
Mohsin Zaman. Edmonton Folk Music Festival 2017.
High School students from the Youth and Culture House in Venissieux  Lyon dance in the parade.
High School students from the Youth and Culture House in Venissieux, Lyon dance in the parade.
Some of the costumes in this festival are truly amazing.
Some of the costumes in this festival are truly amazing.
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Faeries mingle with common folk on June 9th at Faery Fest.
The Jerry Cans. Edmonton Folk Music Festival 2017.
The Jerry Cans. Edmonton Folk Music Festival 2017.
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Logo of Dubrovnik Shakespeare Festival
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Edmonton Folk Music Festival
At the second annual Family Day festival at the Beaches area in downtow Toronto  hundreds of familie...
At the second annual Family Day festival at the Beaches area in downtow Toronto, hundreds of families and thousands of people enjoyed the sights of animals from around the world and the sounds of little dogs giving tricks.
At the second annual Family Day festival at the Beaches area in downtow Toronto  hundreds of familie...
At the second annual Family Day festival at the Beaches area in downtow Toronto, hundreds of families and thousands of people enjoyed the sights of animals from around the world and the sounds of little dogs giving tricks.