US rapper Travis Scott is facing legal action after at least eight people were killed and hundreds injured in a crush at his Texas festival Astroworld. One injured concertgoer has accused Scott and surprise performer Drake of inciting the crowd, and is seeking $1m (£741,000) in damages. Neither have commentedContinue Reading

Police in Houston, Texas opened a criminal investigation into the deaths of revelers at the Astroworld festival on Friday. At least eight people died and hundreds more were injured after a wave of crowds on the opening night of the music event. The victims were aged between 14 and 27Continue Reading

Simaloi Saitoti, a Maasai bead artist from Kenya, ties a bracelet around a visitor’s wrist. Saitoti is one of many artisans around the world showcasing their works at the Smithsonian Folklife Festival. Phillip Ryan Lee/ Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution hide caption toggle caption Phillip Ryan Lee/Continue Reading

A new headline act is being sought for the Mouth of the Tyne Festival after the Lighthouse Family pulled out. The duo, who formed in Newcastle in 1993, were due to perform on Saturday July 9 but announced they would no longer be touring or making music. Keane, Eliza Shaddad,Continue Reading

The audience members took their seats among boxes of medicine, first-aid kits and intravenous tubes. The orchestra was missing four men who are now fighting on the war’s front lines. A handful of guest singers who had fled bombings and bloodshed stood onstage with the choir. The war in UkraineContinue Reading

LONDON — Movies by David Cronenberg, Claire Denis and Park Chan-wook will compete for the Palme d’Or at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, the event’s organizers announced on Thursday. Films by previous winners Ruben Ostlund, Hirokazu Kore-eda and Cristian Mungiu will also be among the 18 titles in the runningContinue Reading