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Thousands Gather for Mardi Gras Celebrations Worldwide

Posted February 21st, 2012 at 7:10 pm (UTC-5)
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Revellers around the world are celebrating Mardi Gras — or Fat Tuesday — a day of rich foods, colorful parades, and raucous parties before Lent, a 40-day period of repentance leading to Easter. The holiday comes as a number of European countries facing overwhelming national debt are cutting budgets, benefits, and jobs. But in Portugal, […]

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Owner of Capsized Ship Is World’s Largest Cruise Line

Posted January 17th, 2012 at 3:35 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S.-based Carnival Corporation, the owner of the luxury cruise ship sinking off the Italian coast and th world’s largest cruise line, faces millions of dollars in losses from the accident and perhaps years of litigation over damage claims. Carnival is based in the southern city of Miami, Florida and annually attracts about half the world’s […]

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London Street Festival Marred by Stabbing; Overall Violence Down

Posted August 30th, 2011 at 12:20 pm (UTC-5)
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Five people are under arrest for a stabbing on the second day of one of Europe’s biggest street festivals. Officials in London said a 16-year-boy was arrested Tuesday. Police had earlier arrested four other men, ages 20 and 21, for the stabbing at the Notting Hill festival. The 20-year-old victim is in what is being […]

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London Street Festival Begins Amid Memory of Recent Riots

Posted August 29th, 2011 at 3:25 am (UTC-5)
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London’s Notting Hill section Sunday hosted the first day of its annual Caribbean-style street festival. The two-day street festival typically draws crowds in excess of 1 million people. This year’s festival includes a record number of police officers to ensure the typically rowdy crowds do not become too unruly. Britain experienced its worst riots in […]

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