People dressed in historical clothes take part in the Oktoberfest parade in Munich yesterday. The drinking has begun as wet weather and enhanced security did not dampen the spirits of beer enthusiasts at the 184th Oktoberfest which opened in Munich on Saturday. Six million people from all over the world are set to visit the world’s largest beer festival, which runs until October 3. Attendance in 2016 dipped in part due to concern over terror attacks.
A London-bound British Airways flight was evacuated at Charles de Gaulle airport in Paris yesterday due to a bomb scare, but was later cleared for take-off after a four-hour delay. A woman in her 50s
US President Donald Trump yesterday retweeted a doctored video of himself taking a golf swing and hitting former Democratic presidential rival Hillary Clinton, who then stumbles as she boards a plane.
Serbia’s lesbian prime minister yesterday joined hundreds of activists with rainbow flags for Belgrade’s annual gay march, an event held under heavy security in the conservative country.
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A visitor admires the artwork “Nympheas” by French painter Claude Monet at the Marmottan Monet museum in Paris. A “secret” art collection amassed by Monet, the father of Impressionism, went on display for the first time yesterday, 90 years after his death. French art historians spent four years tracking down the startling collection of work by contemporaries including Renoir, Cezanne, Pissarro and Delacroix that Monet secretly purchased.
Twenty-three people, mostly children, were killed yesterday by a blaze that tore through a Malaysian religious school, trapping them in a dormitory with metal grilles barring its windows. Pupils and