World Cup party begins with charming opening ceremony

The greatest show on the earth, the FIFA World Cup carnival, began with a coruscating opening ceremony, which encapsulated the colour, culture and nature of Brazil, hosting the big football party first time since 1950.

Brazil ambassador warns Brit football hooligans of 1,50,000-strong army in World Cup

London: Brazil ambassador has reportedly warned London that England football hooligans who make it to the upcoming FIFA World Cup in Brazil will face a 1,50,000-strong army of armed police and soldiers.

2 die, 102 injured in Haiti`s Carnival festivities

A Haitian official says that two people have died and 102 others have been injured in Carnival festivities that began on Sunday.

Carnival for underprivileged kids in Kolkata

Over 100 underprivileged children will participate in the Christmas revelry in The Kids Carnival beginning Saturday.

Shooter kills two at Brazil pre-Carnival party

Brazilian police are searching for a gunman who fired into a crowd at a pre-Carnival street party, killing two and wounding 10 other people.

Over 500,000 participate in Moscow Day celebrations

The Russian capital`s territory recently nearly doubled when Moscow incorporated some areas to the southwest of its former boundaries.

Brazil: Police in Bahia end strike before carnival

Fears of the violence spreading also eased in Rio de Janeiro after a police strike there showed signs of flagging in its 2nd day.

Caps, face painting, drums... Anna carnival is on

Thanks to Anna Hazare, the Ramlila ground has turned into a carnival against corruption.

Tagore culture carnival keeps capital busy

The 150th birth anniversary commemorations of Rabindranath Tagore have flagged off in their wake a grand cultural carnival.

Tagore culture carnival keeps capital busy

The national capital witnessed at least half a dozen programmes taking off.

After Carnival, Goa goes into Shigmo festivities

Goa is braced for the carnival`s indigenous variant called Shigmo.

Rio celebrates wild, sexy Carnival

Carnival was underway in
Rio with millions set to take to the streets for days of
rowdy, joyous parades and festivities, bringing the nation to
a halt for its annual wild party.

Carnival accident kills 17 in Brazil

Brazilian police say 17 people were electrocuted during a freak accident.

Goa carnival faces cash crunch

Goa`s most popular festivals, have begun with a whimper and bickering.

Goa carnival kicks off on March 5

Four-day long Carnival
festivities in Goa, an annual event that is a major tourist
attraction, will begin on March 5.

Shootout in Rio slum ahead of Carnival; 8 dead

At least seven suspected drug traffickers and a policeman are dead after a gunbattle broke out in a Rio slum a day before Carnival.

London`s Notting Hill aims for quieter carnival

LONDON (Reuters Life!) - Thousands of revelers thronged narrow London streets on Sunday to celebrate the annual Notting Hill carnival as authorities ordered a clampdown on deafening sound systems.