Monthly archives: December, 2016

Tragedy strikes at viral birthday party

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 …

New Year revellers defy terror alerts to see in 2017

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 …