The sport of hockey - where players use hockey sticks to knock a puck into a goal - is now not just limited to being played on ice or on the field. It can be played underwater too by players equipped with snorkels and fins. Underwater hockey, which first appeared in the U.S. in the 1950s - is making a comeback with a splash! Maxim Moskalkov has the story.
This past weekend marked the start of the carnival season which will culminate with Mardi Gras on March 5. People around the world will attend costume parties, watch parades and enjoy abundant meals before the beginning of Lent on Ash Wednesday. Christian tradition dictates observance of about six weeks of moderation and prayer in preparation for Easter, which falls on Sunday, April 21, this year. VOA's Zlatica Hoke reports.
Billed as the largest and longest running auto show in North America, the Chicago Auto Show this year is showing a notable change in the kinds of vehicles on display at the city's McCormick Place Convention Center. As VOA's Kane Farabaugh reports from Chicago, the shifting preferences of consumers is driving the kinds of vehicles manufacturers are producing and marketing.
More than 170 films from around the world are being shown at the 27th Annual Pan African Film & Arts Festival in Los Angeles. The multiday event aims to connect Africans and their counterparts from around the world. VOA's Elizabeth Lee has the details.
Uganda's junior minister for tourism this month sparked controversy by suggesting that curvy women could be promoted as a tourist attraction. Uganda earns billions of dollars from wildlife tourism. But, the idea of adding women to that list has generated heated debate about objectifying women. Halima Athumani reports from Kampala.