France's sky has lightened up to celebrate the Moulin Rouge's - the French cabaret famous for its scantily-clad high-kicking cancan dancers - 30 years anniversary. Moulin Rouge usually uses 1,000 different outfits for each show, all crafted in the workshops that supplied the Moulin Rouge for decades. Every single dancer has to make around 15 costume changes per show, with about 90 seconds to complete each one before they have to be back out on stage. Moreover, the performances at the Moulin Rouge still hold true to the traditions established ...
Environmental activists decided to protests on Monday, October 7, 2019, climate change across the globe. The "International Rebellion" is an effort to get lawmakers globally to address climate change. Hundreds of activists were arrested in different countries as part of the "International Rebellion" global climate change movement. In London, police detained over 135 protesters as Trafalgar Square was shut down. However, in Vienna, protesters blocking roadways were carried off by police. Moreover, New Zealand authorities arrested 30 people.
Hundreds of people rallied in Downtown Beirut on Sunday, October 6, 2019, to protest Lebanon’s weakening economic and living conditions. Lebanon MP Paula Yacoubian joined the protest saying "It is our right to protest." and “the decision is [in the hands of] the people. The people of Lebanon are told to remain at home ... but the real anger [should be shown] on the streets.” Lebanon's economy has not grown this year, and expanded by just a quarter of a percent in 2018.
This year Phuket Governor Phakaphong Tavipatana announced that the nine days of Vegetarian Festival events are expected to generate some B2 billion in tourism revenue for the island. Many devotees attending the Nine Emperor Gods Festival, which is celebrated for nine days on the first evening of the ninth Chinese Lunar month, slash themselves with swords and pierce their cheeks with sharp skewers for the festival. Moreover, participants commit other painful acts like walking over burning coals to prove their devotion, according to the daily mail.
Thousands of Kurds gathered in Syria’s northern Qamishli city, Wednesday to rally against "exclusion" from a United Nations-backed committee tasked with drafting a new constitution. On September 23, the UN unveiled new formation of the committee which is said to include 150 members, split evenly between Syria's government, the opposition and Syrian civil society. However, Protestors raised banners demanding the right for the Kurdish majority bodies to partake in reforming Syria’s constitution. Signs were reading “A constitution we don’t participate in drafting does not matter to us.” and "It's our ...
An indefinite curfew came into effect early Thursday in Iraq's capital after two days of chaotic protests across the country. Iraqi premier Adel Abdel Mahdi ordered the ban on movements across Baghdad to stem the popular demonstrations over widespread unemployment and state corruption. Since erupting in Baghdad on Tuesday, the protests have spread to other cities in the country's south. Riot police in the capital have used water cannons, tear gas, rubber bullets and live rounds in an attempt to disperse protesters from the central Tahrir Square and other areas. ...
China celebrated its 70 years of Communist Party rule on Tuesday, October 1st, 2019 at Beijing's Tiananmen Square. During the ceremony President Xi Jinping said nothing could stymie China's progress. He called for unity while stating China is "committed to the strategy of peaceful reinforcement of one country, two systems," referring to Hong Kong unrest. On the other hand, Hong Kong protesters, activists planned for the biggest showdown yet in nearly four months of clashes between demonstrators and police. These took place on the same day of the celebrations.
World leaders have joined mourners in Paris to pay their final respects to the former French president Jacques Chirac. The Elysée declared Monday, September 30 a national day of mourning in France after the former president, prime minister, and mayor of Paris died on Thursday at the age of 86. Former US President Bill Clinton and Russia's Vladimir Putin are among dozens of past and present world leaders attending a memorial service for France's Jacques Chirac. The funeral service is taking place at the Church of Saint-Sulpice in Paris' 6th ...