World leaders gather in Israel for Peres funeral

World leaders gather in Israel for Peres funeral

World leaders from US President Barack Obama to Prince Charles were expected in Israel on Friday for the funeral for ex-prime minister and Nobel Peace Prize winner Shimon Peres. Security forces were on high alert for the funeral at Jerusalem’s Mount Herzl national cemetery, with roads closed and thousands of officers deployed. Some 70 countries […]

Caganers: Figurines of Pooping World Leaders in Nativity Scenes

Caganers: Figurines of Pooping World Leaders in Nativity Scenes

In Catalonia – a historic territory in the northeastern Iberian Peninsula, mostly in Spain and adjoining portion in southern France – a bizarre tradition is followed. During Christmas, a large model of the city of Bethlehem is created along with the typical nativity scene with Mary, Joseph, Jesus and the Shepherds. But tucked away in […]