Recreation And Leisure

Frogs, fish and small birds die in English zoo fire

Dec 16, 2018

Chester Zoo says insects, frogs, fish and small birds perished in a fire that broke out in an enclosure devoted to exotic tropical habitats

Visitors evacuated, animals moved after fire at British zoo

Dec 15, 2018

A British zoo says a fire has broken out at one of its enclosures and that visitors were evacuated

German SWAT team accidentally barges in on 88-year-old woman

Dec 11, 2018

An 88-year-old German woman received a scare when a police SWAT team bashed in her door and set off a stun grenade after accidentally mistaking her apartment for that of a biker gang member

Enthusiasts re-enact bloody 19th-century Battle of Leipzig

Oct 20, 2018

Hundreds of history buffs have re-enacted the 19th-century Battle of Leipzig, which saw the defeat of Napoleon I's army by combined forces from Prussia, Austria, Russia and Sweden

Berlin nightclub patrons urged to get meningitis test

Oct 4, 2018

Berlin authorities are calling on patrons of a nightclub in the German capital to immediately visit a doctor and get checked for bacterial meningitis after they may have been exposed to the contagious disease there

Germany sees biggest wine harvest since '99 after hot summer

Oct 4, 2018

An industry group says German winemakers are on track for their biggest grape harvest in nearly 20 years after a long, hot summer that shriveled many other farmers' crops

Gay pride parade held in Rio de Janeiro

Sep 30, 2018

Thousands of revelers celebrating Rio de Janeiro's 23rd Gay Pride Parade

It's tapped: Beer flows as Oktoberfest opens in Munich

Sep 22, 2018

The first keg has been tapped and the beer is flowing as the 185th Oktoberfest gets underway in Munich

Ancient treasures on show in Germany reveal turbulent past

Sep 21, 2018

A new archaeological exhibition opening in Berlin reveals how Germany has been at the heart of trade, migration, conflict and innovation since the Stone Age

UNESCO experts: Will take years to restore Brazilian museum

Sep 18, 2018

Experts with UNESCO say it could take years to restore Brazil's National Museum and the vast collections that were ravaged by a fire on Sept. 2

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