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Tragedy strikes at viral birthday party

Saturday, December 31st, 2016:

The teenager’s parents accidentally made the invite a public post and by Christmas 1.3 million people had replied — and thousands turned up to Rubi Ibarra Garcia’s 15th birthday in central Mexico’s San Luis Potosi state. But the celebrations turned to tragedy Monday when Felix Pena, a 66-year-old man who regularly raced horses and worked at a local stable, was trampled during the race, according to the local attorney general. “I’m not doing it for the money, I’m doing it for the fame and glory,” he had said. Another man was taken to hospital with a broken leg after falling […] Read More →

New Year revellers defy terror alerts to see in 2017

Saturday, December 31st, 2016:

Millions of people around the world shrugged off terror jitters to ring in 2017 in style, as Sydney kicked off the party with a spectacular fireworks display that lit up its iconic harbour. Revellers crammed into major cities to celebrate New Year with security tightened amid fears large crowds of people could present a target for extremists. Getting the festivities started was Sydney, where around 1.5 million people thronged Australia’s biggest city to watch midnight fireworks erupting from the Harbour Bridge. Crowds in Hong Kong also flocked to the waterfront to watch fireworks explode over Victoria Harbour while in Japan […] Read More →

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