Recreation And Leisure

Bus runs into crowd in Haiti, killing at least 34 people

Mar 12, 2017

Haitian rescue officials say a bus plowed into a street festival in the city of Gonaives, killing at least 34 people and injuring 17 others

NRL player Simona deregistered by league over gambling

Mar 10, 2017

Wests Tigers center Tim Simona has been deregistered by Australia's National Rugby League for a range of gambling-related rule breaches, including betting against his team winning, and on opposition players scoring against his club

Evangelical Rio mayor skips Carnival, drawing ire and praise

Mar 2, 2017

Rio de Janeiro Mayor Marcelo Crivella has done the unthinkable _ He snubbed the city's legendary Carnival

Simona to face integrity unit next week in NRL scandal

Mar 2, 2017

A National Rugby League player implicated in a betting scandal is expected to face the sport's integrity unit next week

Samba school Portela wins Rio Carnival parade after 33 years

Mar 1, 2017

The samba school Portela has been picked as the winner of Rio de Janeiro's Carnival parade competition, putting an end to a 33-year drought for the group

AP PHOTOS: Colorful Carnival in Haiti's storm-hit region

Mar 1, 2017

AP PHOTOS: Haiti's three-day Carnival celebrations have brought rum-fueled festivities and colorful costumes to a southern city that's still recovering from last year's punishing Hurricane Matthew

Clown suits, slamming balls form of Brazil Carnival revelry

Feb 28, 2017

To see an alternative Carnival celebration called bate-bola, most likely you need to live in a poor area of Rio de Janeiro, a world away from the glitzy parades of Brazil's famous party, or receive an invitation by word of mouth

Part of Rio Carnival float collapses, injuring 12

Feb 28, 2017

The top of a float has collapsed during Rio de Janeiro's world famous Carnival parade, injuring at least 12 people

Rio samba school angers farmers with pro-environment parade

Feb 27, 2017

A leading samba school in Rio de Janeiro's world famous Carnival parade paid a tribute to native Brazilians tribes with a pro-environment entry, but farmers took it as a diatribe against them

Float crashes, injuring 20 people at Rio's Carnival parade

Feb 27, 2017

A float crashes during Rio de Janeiro's world famous Carnival parade and injures eight people, including at least three people reported in serious condition, but organizers proceed with the show

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