More than 100 babies faced off in the sumo ring on Saturday (May 30) in an annual contest pitting crying toddlers against each other in a Japanese tradition believed to bring infants good health.
Thousands of camera-toting tourists, commuters and residents will catch a glimpse of the setting sun framed perfectly in New York's east-west street grid on Friday evening, when an annual phenomenon known as "Manhattanhenge" captivates the city.
Too much love can be a bad thing: Paris city officials are set to remove 45 tonnes of the locks next week.
The sprawling Neverland ranch in California once owned by the late pop star Michael Jackson is for sale for US$100 million, Sotheby's International Realty said on Friday.
Three years ago, the singer of Malian quartet Songhoy Blues was fleeing Islamist militants who had banned all music. This Thursday, his group electrified the crowd with its relentlessly upbeat African rhythms at London's Village Underground venue.
An African-American celebration called Pinkster dating back to the 17th century is enjoying a quiet revival in New York, giving the city a fresh glimpse at the largely ignored contribution that black colonists made to America's emerging culture.
The Dubrovnik Summer Festival will go ahead and stage a play by French author Michel Houellebecq, reversing a decision to cancel it after police voiced concerns for security because he has stirred controversy over his critical views of Islam.
A mix of locals and music fans were watching silently or dancing, framed by the branches of the giant "fromager" tree that marks the center of the Senegalese village of Diembering, as hip-hop band Tirailleurs started to sing about me.
Eighth-graders Gokul Venkatachalam of Chesterfield, Missouri, and Vanya Shivashankar of Olathe, Kansas, were co-winners of the Scripps National Spelling Bee on Thursday.
Two-time Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick encouraged Harvard University graduates on Thursday to be "uneasy" enough about social ills that they are compelled to find solutions.