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Kazakhstan discovers outdoor opera; Verdi's Aida comes first

Giuseppe Verdi's Aida opera was presented on the square in front of the Pyramid in Astana.

Kazakhstan discovers outdoor opera; Verdi's Aida comes first
©Tengrinews
Festivities and fireworks in Astana on May 1

1 May in Kazakhstan's capital is celebrated with more than 200 events and finishes with grand fireworks in five spots of the city.

Festivities and fireworks in Astana on May 1
Illustration @Tengrinews
Spectacular fireworks to take place in Astana on New Year's night

Kazakhstan’s capital city Astana will celebrate the New Year 2015 with spectacular fireworks.

Spectacular fireworks to take place in Astana on New Year's night
Grand fireworks on Almaty City Day
Grand fireworks on Almaty City Day

Almaty will treat its residents and guests with a grand fireworks show at the Republic Square at 9-11 p.m. on September 21.

Grand fireworks on Almaty City Day
Photo courtesy of newskaz.ru
Day of Capital celebration in Astana

Almost one million people gathered in Astana for the celebrations of the Capital Day this year.

Day of Capital celebration in Astana
Festive fireworks in Astana. Photo courtesy of vesti.kz.
Grand fireworks on Astana Day

Fireworks will go off from three locations in Astana today, July 6, to celebrate the 16th anniversary of Astana.

Grand fireworks on Astana Day
Venezuelan police arrest 105 in clashes
Venezuelan police arrest 105 in clashes

Venezuelan police arrested 105 people and fired tear gas at anti-government student protesters who hurled stones and fireworks Wednesday at a ministry building in the capital, officials said.

Venezuelan police arrest 105 in clashes
15 die as fire sweeps India fireworks plant
15 die as fire sweeps India fireworks plant

A massive blaze broke out in a firecracker factory Saturday in central India, killing at least 15 people, local media said.

15 die as fire sweeps India fireworks plant
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Olympics: Party time as Sochi Games close

Sochi let its hair down on Sunday at a rollicking end-of-games Olympic party celebrating Russia's spirit and culture through the country's rich heritage of music and art.

Olympics: Party time as Sochi Games close
Asia rings in Year of the Horse with fireworks, festivities
Asia rings in Year of the Horse with fireworks, festivities

Fireworks illuminated the skies across Asia and millions of families gathered together to usher in the Year of the Horse.

Asia rings in Year of the Horse with fireworks, festivities
©Reuters/Nazim Serhat Firat
Sparkling Sydney to kick off glitzy global 2014 party

Sydney promised an unprecedented fireworks spectacular to kick off global new year celebrations Tuesday, the first in a wave of pyrotechnics to usher in 2014 from Hong Kong to world record-chasing Dubai.

Sparkling Sydney to kick off glitzy global 2014 party
Fireworks injure 160 as Philippines readies for New Year
Fireworks injure 160 as Philippines readies for New Year

More than 160 people have been injured by fireworks in the Philippines as they prepared to welcome the New Year, the government said Saturday.

Fireworks injure 160 as Philippines readies for New Year
Fireworks at world's tallest tower as Dubai wins Expo 2020
Fireworks at world's tallest tower as Dubai wins Expo 2020

Dubai beat off opposition from Brazil, Russia and Turkey on Wednesday to win the right to host the 2020 World Expo, sparking celebrations in the Gulf city and a stunning fireworks display at the world's tallest building.

Fireworks at world's tallest tower as Dubai wins Expo 2020
©Reuters/Romeo Ranoco
Seven dead in Vietnam firework factory explosion: state media

At least seven people died early Saturday in an explosion at a fireworks factory within a military complex.

Seven dead in Vietnam firework factory explosion: state media
Fireworks in Almaty
Almaty celebrates with 3D show and fireworks

A grandiose fireworks, multimedia light and sound show -- Almaty Skylight -- took place at the Astana Square of Almaty late on Septembre 14 to celebrate the Almaty City Day.

Almaty celebrates with 3D show and fireworks
Mexico fireworks explosion kills 9, injures 70
Mexico fireworks explosion kills 9, injures 70

A small truck loaded with fireworks for a religious event exploded in central Mexico on Friday, killing at least nine people and injuring dozens, with one witness saying he saw "bodies flying" as people ran for cover.

Mexico fireworks explosion kills 9, injures 70
Fireworks truck blast blamed for China bridge collapse
Fireworks truck blast blamed for China bridge collapse

The collapse of a bridge on an expressway in central China was likely caused by an explosion on a lorry carrying fireworks, a local official said Saturday as state media said the death toll rose to 11.

Fireworks truck blast blamed for China bridge collapse
Globe greets 2013 in rolling New Year's party
Globe greets 2013 in rolling New Year's party

A million people crammed into New York's Times Square on Tuesday to greet the New Year in a global party that kicked off in Australia before rolling around the world in a non-stop chain of firework displays.

Globe greets 2013 in rolling New Year's party
World to welcome in New Year with a bang
World to welcome in New Year with a bang

Sydney will Monday kick off a wave of dazzling firework displays welcoming in 2013 from Dubai to Paris and London, with long-isolated Yangon joining the global pyrotechnics for the first time.

World to welcome in New Year with a bang
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Smartphones to light up Sydney's New Year show

Sydney's world-famous New Year's Eve fireworks will go interactive with a smartphone-powered light show, officials announced Thursday, with ambassador Kylie Minogue calling on the city to embrace.

Smartphones to light up Sydney's New Year show