New Year celebrations
Elephants in Thailand’s ancient capital of Ayutthaya sprayed water from their trunks at people on Tuesday (April 11), ahead of the start of Thailand’s traditional New…
Nowruz marks the New Year across parts of the Middle East, the Balkans, the Caucasus and Asia
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
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 state minister in India dismisses claims of sexual assaults in Bengaluru as young men copying western behaviour and clothing
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
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.
Thousands have taken part in one of the US’s oldest January the first parades.
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.
Pope Francis has condemned the deadly attack in Istanbul and offered prayers for the victims, their families and the entire Turkish people.
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
Millions of people have already been celebrating the arrival of 2017.
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…
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.
Britain & Germany win three awards each at International Emmy Awards
Campaigners say millions of goldfish perish during the festival of Nowruz
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
China and Taiwan celebrated the end of Lunar New Year on Monday night with a spectacular Lantern Festival. Hundreds gathered to release paper
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
Police in Cologne are being strongly condemned for the way they dealt with the mass New Year sex attacks.