Recreation And Leisure

AP PHOTOS: Brazilians honor sea goddess Yemanja

Feb 8, 2018

AP PHOTOS: Brazilians honor the sea goddess Yemanja with offerings ahead of the start of Carnival

Staid Sao Paulo is getting in on Carnival fun in Brazil

Feb 6, 2018

Carnival in buttoned-up Sao Paulo? Once a ghost town during Brazil's biggest celebration, Sao Paulo is expecting 4 million people to flood the streets and celebrate the city's Carnival this year.

2 sought in Germany after witch cauldron carnival mishap

Feb 5, 2018

Police in southwestern Germany say they're looking for two people last seen dressed as witches after a teenager suffered serious scalds when her legs went into a cauldron of boiling water during an annual carnival parade

Swiss ballet competition showcases young dancers' skills

Feb 4, 2018

Eight young dancers have emerged from an annual competition in Switzerland with ballet scholarships

Golden age of ocean travel celebrated at London museum

Jan 31, 2018

Museum visitors will soon be able to enjoy the golden age of ocean travel at London's Victoria and Albert Museum

Late poet Helen Dunmore's collection wins Costa book prize

Jan 30, 2018

A poetry collection by the late British writer Helen Dunmore has won the lucrative Costa book prize

Rio urges Carnival visitors to stick to urban areas

Jan 30, 2018

Brazilian health authorities are urging Carnival visitors to stick to celebrations in the city of Rio de Janeiro and avoid sightseeing at waterfalls and forests where yellow fever has been detected

Sao Paulo shuts parks as yellow fever outbreak kills 70

Jan 23, 2018

Sao Paulo has closed its zoo and botanical gardens as a yellow fever outbreak that has led to 70 deaths picks up steam

German director resigns as festival chief after abuse claims

Jan 22, 2018

A prolific director of German television dramas has resigned as head of a theater festival following allegations of sexual misconduct

Berlin museums restitute works sold at Nazi-era auction

Jan 22, 2018

Berlin's city museums authority says it has restituted 11 works that were part of prominent art owner Margarete Oppenheim's collection and were auctioned off under Nazi rule in 1936

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