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New Year goes dark in China

Smog fears have prompted the Beijing city government to tell officials not to set off fireworks or firecrackers to welcome the Lunar New Year. The Chinese New Year holiday begins on New Year's Eve on

Smog fears have prompted the Beijing city government to tell officials not to set off fireworks or firecrackers to welcome the Lunar New Year. The Chinese New Year holiday begins on New Year's Eve on

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Trump to "fly" over China for New Year celebrations

A Chinese factory is producing giant inflatable roosters which bear a close resemblance to US president-elect Donald Trump, ushering in a new pecking order ahead of the lunar new year and possible ruf

A Chinese factory is producing giant inflatable roosters which bear a close resemblance to US president-elect Donald Trump, ushering in a new pecking order ahead of the lunar new year and possible ruf

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Paris welcomes 2017

Crowds flocked to Paris’ iconic Champs-Elysees avenue for New Year celebrations, witnessing a spectacular light show projected onto the Arc de Triomphe as well as a fireworks display as the clock stru

Crowds flocked to Paris’ iconic Champs-Elysees avenue for New Year celebrations, witnessing a spectacular light show projected onto the Arc de Triomphe as well as a fireworks display as the clock stru

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Hundreds take New Year plunge in Dutch seaside town

Hundreds of people plunged into the icy cold North Sea as part of a New Year’s Day tradition in the Dutch seaside town of Scheveningen.

Hundreds of people plunged into the icy cold North Sea as part of a New Year’s Day tradition in the Dutch seaside town of Scheveningen.

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London's New Year's Day parade shrugs off rain

Despite heavy rain at times London's New Year's Day parade brought some glitz and glamour to the streets of the capital.

Despite heavy rain at times London's New Year's Day parade brought some glitz and glamour to the streets of the capital.

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Turkey steps up manhunt for nightclub gunman who killed dozens

As the hunt intensifies for the gunman behind Turkey’s New Year nightclub massacre, security forces are seeking clues at the scene of the bloodbath.

As the hunt intensifies for the gunman behind Turkey’s New Year nightclub massacre, security forces are seeking clues at the scene of the bloodbath.

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Pope Francis condemns 'plague of terrorism' after Istanbul attack

Pope Francis has condemned the deadly attack in Istanbul and offered prayers for the victims, their families and the entire Turkish people.

Pope Francis has condemned the deadly attack in Istanbul and offered prayers for the victims, their families and the entire Turkish people.

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Fireworks and confetti mark the New Year at Times Square

Hundreds of thousands of merrymakers witnessed the descent of the kaleidoscopic New Year’s Eve ball in Times Square at midnight on Sunday, celebrating a century-old New York tradition under an unprece

Hundreds of thousands of merrymakers witnessed the descent of the kaleidoscopic New Year’s Eve ball in Times Square at midnight on Sunday, celebrating a century-old New York tradition under an unprece

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Western Europe rings in 2017

From Giza to London, Amsterdam to Dubai, the world rings in 2017.

From Giza to London, Amsterdam to Dubai, the world rings in 2017.

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Merkel says Germany is 'stronger than terrorism'

With Germany still reeling from the deadly Berlin truck attack, Angela Merkel has used her annual New Year’s message to insist the country and its democratic values are ‘stronger than…

With Germany still reeling from the deadly Berlin truck attack, Angela Merkel has used her annual New Year’s message to insist the country and its democratic values are ‘stronger than…

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Traditional New Year's dance in Romania

People on the streets of a central Romanian town performed a traditional New Year’s bear dance on Friday.

People on the streets of a central Romanian town performed a traditional New Year’s bear dance on Friday.

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Rain fails to dampen New Year confetti test in Times Square

The annual air worthiness test for the all-important confetti to be used in New York's New Year's Eve celebrations took place in wet conditions.

The annual air worthiness test for the all-important confetti to be used in New York's New Year's Eve celebrations took place in wet conditions.

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Turkey's Kurdish minority celebrate Newroz festival

Turkey’s Kurdish minority marked the annual spring festival of Newroz on Monday (March 21)with a call for peace talks to resume between Ankara and

Turkey’s Kurdish minority marked the annual spring festival of Newroz on Monday (March 21)with a call for peace talks to resume between Ankara and

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Asia: Lantern festival marks end of Lunar Year

China and Taiwan celebrated the end of Lunar New Year on Monday night with a spectacular Lantern Festival. Hundreds gathered to release paper

China and Taiwan celebrated the end of Lunar New Year on Monday night with a spectacular Lantern Festival. Hundreds gathered to release paper

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Cologne police chief 'retires' after New Year's Eve mass assaults

The police chief of Cologne has been “relieved of his duties” following criticism of his handling of a wave of attacks in the German city on New

The police chief of Cologne has been “relieved of his duties” following criticism of his handling of a wave of attacks in the German city on New

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New Year's Eve attacks on women in Cologne stun Germany

The news of what happened in the city of Cologne on New Year’s Eve has electrified Germany and sent shockwaves through society after police said

The news of what happened in the city of Cologne on New Year’s Eve has electrified Germany and sent shockwaves through society after police said