Behind the ostrich feathers and sequins, the parades tackle serious matters such as crime, corruption, drugs, poverty and intolerance towards the LGBT community.
Words like 'ghosting' and 'cuffing' show we need to change how we approach dating before it's too late.
A panorama photograph of motorbikes in a World War Two shipwreck in the Red Sea has won Underwater Photographer of the Year 2018.
Ghosting describes a date who suddenly cuts off all communication for no apparent reason. This is the next stage.
Passenger at Auckland Airport went for a cigarette break while at the gate and bypassed security upon returning.
Germany celebrates its annual Rose Monday carnival in traditional fashion: with floats featuring huge, unflattering puppets of politicians.
Teams throw 500,000 kilograms of oranges at each other as the northern Italian town of Ivrea marks the start of carnival season.
Seven of Rio de Janeiro's elite samba schools danced through the specially-built Sambadrome on the first night of the city's famous Carnival parades.
Plus size model Ashley Graham revealed behind the scenes footage from her first Christian Siriano show in her Instagram stories at New York Fashion Week.
Cait Flanders was in $30,000 debt when she realised she had to make a drastic lifestyle change.
Eurostar has announced a direct line between London and Amsterdam opening in April, that will leave the cities less than four hours apart.
IBTimes UK presents the best photos from the opening ceremony of the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympic Games in South Korea.
People living along the California coast are being treated to a living light show as tiny glowing phytoplankton light up the waves at Big Sur.
A passenger jet carrying more than 270 people was forced into a 30,000ft emergency descent after a failure in cabin pressure, a report has found.
Escape to somewhere exotic and tropical this winter: the 23rd annual orchid festival at Kew Gardens in southwest London.
The spectacular costumes – covered in feathers, sequins and jewels – can be more than 5m high and weigh over 80kg.
The French capital is always a photogenic city, but when it's blanketed in white, it's even prettier.
Partners challenge one another to buy ugliest outfit possible from charity shops then go out in public dressed up to raise money.
As sex robots become more advanced, will they pose a risk to relationships?
In pictures: The most exciting cars on show at Retromobile 2018, including the Ferrari FXX, a stunning 1938 Bugatti and a pristine Ferrari 250GT Cabriolet.