Christ the Redeemer

10 Unexpectedly Awesome Places to Spend Thanksgiving Abroad

Even if you love your family, your family can still drive you nuts — especially after you’re sequestered together in a house for four days. This …

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Is that it? The tourist attractions that are far smaller (and more disappointing) than you think

Life can be full of let-downs and disappointments - the first time you taste beer as a teenager and wonder what all the fuss is about; that feeling when you open a giant parcel to find a tiny gift and an awful lot of plastic packaging inside; that first date, soon abandoned, with the guy who, it …

Mona Lisa

Amongst the Liberal Elite: Anniversaries Amongst the Liberal Elite

ALEXANDRA: A year. How can it already have been an entire year?<p>MICHAEL: How can it have been only one? It feels like this presidency has been running …

Humor

The film about the graff kids who tagged Rio’s iconic statue

April 14th, 2010. It had been six months since Rio had won the bid to host the Olympics and an usually cold night for the city. It was colder, and windier, near the top. Christ The Redeemer, the city’s most iconic landmark, informally referred to as its ‘protector’, was covered in scaffolding for …

Rio De Janeiro

8 questions you were too shy to ask about South America

Is the Brazilian wax really from Brazil—and other pertinent points<p><b>1)</b> <b>I know nothing about South America except for Brazil and football! What else is</b> …

South America

Mini Transat: Mind over matter on the high seas for yachtsman Simon Koster

<b>(CNN) —</b> Simon Koster had been awake for 36 hours straight. He had attempted to take the same measurement on his boat four times, only to forget the number almost instantaneously.<p>Deprived of sleep, the Swiss yachtsman was at the point of delirium.<p>Bizarrely, the lack of sleep was part of an exercise …

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Israeli-American talent manager and Brazilian model tie the knot, again

Guests included Madonna, members of U2, Elon Musk, Chris Rock, Demi Moore, and Ashton Kutcher.<p>RIO DE JANEIRO — An Israeli-American talent manager …

World News

Readers recommend: share your songs about redemption

Make your nomination in the comments and a reader will pick the best eligible tracks for a playlist next week – you have until Monday 30 October<p>We’re looking for themes of redemption and atonement in music this week – for more on how to interpret the topic, keep an eye on the comments.<p>You have …

Rio De Janeiro

Step inside the most star-studded wedding of the year, held in Rio at Christ the Redeemer and attended by Madonna, U2, and Diddy

• <b>American talent manager Guy Oseary and Brazilian model Michelle Alves renewed their wedding vows on October 24 in Rio de Janeiro.</b>• <b><br>Their Kabbalah wedding ceremony took place at the top of Christ the Redeemer.</b>• <b><br>Guests included Madonna, U2, Diddy, Cassie, Ashton Kutcher, Demi Moore, Chris Rock, Matthew</b> …

Rio De Janeiro

The Wedding Where The Guests Wore Gucci

TO Rio de Janiero, where Madonna’s manager Guy Oseary renewed his wedding vows to wife Michelle Alves in front of the city's Christ the Redeemer …

Rio De Janeiro

A-list celebrities gather for Madonna's manager's 'wedding'

It takes a VIP to be able to drum up an A-list roster of celebrity guests at your wedding. But it takes a very, very important person to get them to …

New Zealand News

Madonna, Bono, Ashton Kutcher and More Attend Guy Oseary and Michelle Alves’ Vow Renewal

<b>Guy Oseary</b> and <b>Michelle Alves</b> renewed their wedding vows at a star-studded ceremony in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on Tuesday, October 24.<p>The talent …

Ashton Kutcher

Close Encounters With Congress?

A congressional candidate in Florida drew a little ridicule this week.<p>Bettina Rodriguez Aguilera, one of the Republicans in the crowded field in Florida's 27th Congressional District, said in 2009 that she was taken aboard a spaceship when she was 7 years old.<p>She does not mean at Disney World.<p>"I …

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VIDEO: terrifying BASE jump under the arm of Christ the Redeemer, Rio

Watch a fearless wingsuit BASE jump over Rio de Janeiro - narrowly avoiding a smash-landing into Christ the Redeemer's arm - taken from compelling …

Rio De Janeiro

The World’s Most Extravagant Experiences–And Why They’re Worth It

From vacationing on a private sandbank in the Maldives to glamping above sea level in Canada…BY TOM MARCHANT<i>Tom Marchant is the co-founder of luxury</i> …

List-Worthy

US politician 'met with aliens who revealed the universe's secrets'

The revelations came about after two interviews from 2009 and 2011 resurfaced online.<p>A candidate running for office in the United States has claimed …

Aliens