The Italian city of Venice kicked off its carnival season with the traditional opening of a water parade in the Cannaregio Canal and will continue till the weeks leading up to the Roman Catholic period of Lent. The moon-themed floating parade started on February 16 and will continue till March 5 which will see a variety of acrobatics, dances and fire performances onboard small boats and rafts. The parade showcased a story of a journey from Venice to the moon, paying homage to dreamers and travellers over the world. The opening ceremony saw a large moon balloon carrying a caravel, a small sailing ship dating back to the 15th century. Take a look at carnival pictures...
Fresh snowfall lashed most parts of the Kashmir Valley on Wednesday (January 02) as the minimum temperatures rose above the freezing point after nearly a month.
Hundreds of passengers suffered disrupted journeys after sightings of a suspected drone grounded flights for around an hour at Britain's busiest airport. Heathrow suspended departures after a gadget was spotted in the air near the take-off point on one of its two runways. The transport secretary, Chris Grayling, said he was preparing to deploy the same military technology used at Gatwick if the west London hub required it to keep planes flying.
Heathrow airport temporarily suspended all departures on Tuesday evening after a drone was spotted near one of the hub's two runways. The suspension of takeoffs from runway 27R of Britain's busiest airport was announced shortly before 6pm on Tuesday. Chris Grayling, the transport secretary, said he was prepared to deploy the same anti-drone military technology used at Gatwick if needed.
George Lucas is officially the wealthiest celebrity in the US, having notched up a vast fortune of $5.4 billion (around £4.2 billion).
Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra tied the knot during a three-day celebration at Jodhpur's Umaid Bhawan Palace.