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In Thailand, candlelit vigils replaced traditional New Year revelry in a country where there was little to celebrate despite the date.
Much of Europe rang in the New Year with fireworks and parties but festivities in many cities were subdued, overshadowed by the Asian tsunami
The man who looks set to become the next Palestinian president has received a hero’s welcome in a Gaza militant stronghold.
The people turned out
The New Year has got off to a sombre start in Scandinavia, with Sweden, Finland and Norway observing a day of mourning for those caught up in the
A year after Georgia’s rose revolution, President Mikhail Saakashvili rang in the New Year with the head of Ukraine’s orange revolution, Viktor
The clean-up operation after the Asian tsunamis is underway but in some of the hardest-hit areas of southern Sri Lanka progress is slow, especially
Thousands packed onto the streets of Paris to welcome the New Year but the party was overshadowed by the tsunami disaster in southern Asia.
Aid for the tsunami victims is flowing in but the task of getting supplies to those who need it most is proving a logistical nightmare.
Search teams have found a survivor in Indonesia’s devastated Aceh province. The 27-year-old may not have eaten or drunk anything for
Sweden has seen in the New Year by candlelight, with thousands gathering in the capital to remember the victims of the Asian tsunami disaster.
Amid sombre scenes, the bodies of three Italians killed in the tsunami tragedy have been brought back to Rome.
Officials and grieving relatives