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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

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London's New Year's Day Parade marks 30 years

Marching bands, cheerleaders and acrobats helped mark the 30th year of London’s New Year’s Day parade. More than 8,500 performers from 20 different

Marching bands, cheerleaders and acrobats helped mark the 30th year of London’s New Year’s Day parade. More than 8,500 performers from 20 different

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Mariss Jansons conducted the annual New Year gala concert from Vienna.

Latvia’s Mariss Jansons took up the baton for the third time for the annual New Year gala concert from Vienna. The United Nations Secretary General

Latvia’s Mariss Jansons took up the baton for the third time for the annual New Year gala concert from Vienna. The United Nations Secretary General

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New Year's day dip in freezing water - Video

What better way to cure a New Year’s eve hangover than a New Year’s day dip in ice cold water. Thousands of Dutch revellers braved the chilly North

What better way to cure a New Year’s eve hangover than a New Year’s day dip in ice cold water. Thousands of Dutch revellers braved the chilly North

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Dubai's Address Hotel smoulders after New Year's Eve blaze

Dubai’s luxury Address Hotel was still smoldering on Friday morning (January 1). Flames spread up one side of the building as people gathered nearby

Dubai’s luxury Address Hotel was still smoldering on Friday morning (January 1). Flames spread up one side of the building as people gathered nearby

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2016 welcomed around the world

In Paris, the Champs Elysees was at the heart of the French capital’s new year festivities. The usual fireworks display was cancelled – and a video

In Paris, the Champs Elysees was at the heart of the French capital’s new year festivities. The usual fireworks display was cancelled – and a video

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Fireworks and festivities usher in 2016 around the globe

The start of 2016 has been celebrated in style around the world. In Paris, the Champs Elysees was at the heart of the festivities, amid heightened

The start of 2016 has been celebrated in style around the world. In Paris, the Champs Elysees was at the heart of the festivities, amid heightened

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Cubans mark Revolution anniversary, as world celebrates new year

As the world celebrates the start of a new year, Cubans are also marking the 57th anniversary of the Revolution. The past twelve months have been

As the world celebrates the start of a new year, Cubans are also marking the 57th anniversary of the Revolution. The past twelve months have been

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First celebrations as the world welcomes in 2016

They always do it in style Down Under. And this New Year’s Eve was no exception with Sydney Harbour lit up by a huge fireworks extravaganza

They always do it in style Down Under. And this New Year’s Eve was no exception with Sydney Harbour lit up by a huge fireworks extravaganza

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New Year at noon in Fuzine Croatia

Never mind the countdown to midnight to usher in the New Year the Croatian town of Fuzine has a head start. The residents of the town celebrate the

Never mind the countdown to midnight to usher in the New Year the Croatian town of Fuzine has a head start. The residents of the town celebrate the

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Fireworks light up New Zealand's New Year celebrations

New Zealand was the world’s first country to celebrate the New Year. The laser animation show was beamed from the tops of buildings onto Auckland’s

New Zealand was the world’s first country to celebrate the New Year. The laser animation show was beamed from the tops of buildings onto Auckland’s

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Europe's New Year's Eve security: what's going on and where

In the light of recent terror attacks, extra security measures have been put into place across Europe as cities gear up to celebrate the start of

In the light of recent terror attacks, extra security measures have been put into place across Europe as cities gear up to celebrate the start of

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Two arrested over Brussels New Year plot

Belgian police have arrested two men suspected of plotting attacks in Brussels on New Year’s Eve. Multiple police raids across the country on Sunday

Belgian police have arrested two men suspected of plotting attacks in Brussels on New Year’s Eve. Multiple police raids across the country on Sunday

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Elephants kick off Thai water festival with a splash

Every year in Thailand, elephants are painted with bright designs as they spray water at tourists and passers-by to celebrate the annual water

Every year in Thailand, elephants are painted with bright designs as they spray water at tourists and passers-by to celebrate the annual water

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Nowruz celebrations mark the start of spring

Saturday is the Persian new year festival of Nowruz which marks the beginning of spring. Euronews reporter Omid Lahabi visited a group of students

Saturday is the Persian new year festival of Nowruz which marks the beginning of spring. Euronews reporter Omid Lahabi visited a group of students

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Illuminated Chinese cities celebrate Lunar New Year

Light shows were held to celebrate the upcoming Chinese New Year in various cities across China. Wuzhen, a historic water town in east China’s

Light shows were held to celebrate the upcoming Chinese New Year in various cities across China. Wuzhen, a historic water town in east China’s

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Hong Kong celebrates Lunar New Year

As people marked the arrival of a new lunar year in Hong Kong on Thursday, worshippers could be seen rushing to the altar. According to traditional

As people marked the arrival of a new lunar year in Hong Kong on Thursday, worshippers could be seen rushing to the altar. According to traditional

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Dubai welcomes 2015 with record-breaking show

The world’s largest LED facade lit up Dubai’s Burj Khalifa on New Years Eve on Wednesday (December 30) alongside a spectacular fireworks display

The world’s largest LED facade lit up Dubai’s Burj Khalifa on New Years Eve on Wednesday (December 30) alongside a spectacular fireworks display

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Thousands of Japanese workers pray for good luck at Tokyo's Kanda Myojin shrine

Two hundred thousand Japanese workers queued in line for well over an hour to get into this Tokyo shrine that's thousands of years old. Praying here is said to bring good luck. It's become an annual

Two hundred thousand Japanese workers queued in line for well over an hour to get into this Tokyo shrine that's thousands of years old. Praying here is said to bring good luck. It's become an annual