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At least 26 dead in suicide blast in Kabul
At least 26 have been killed and 18 injured in suicide blast in the Afghan capital. The bomber struck as people were leaving a Shi'ite shrine following celebrations for Persian new year.
Celebrating the Chinese New Year
People the world over take to the streets to celebrate the year of the dog.
Celebrating Tibetan New Year
Tibetans living in Xiaobawang Village of Danba County, southwest China's Sichuan Province, celebrated Tibetan New Year - Losar on Friday which also began the Spring Festival.
Lighting up the Chinese Lunar New Year
Annual Spring Festival lantern shows are being held across China in celebration of the Lunar Year of the Dog, which falls on Friday.
A fresh start to the new year
Thousands across the world plunged into icy waters to welcome in 2018.
New Year 2018 accidents already brings death, injury and destruction
2018 has already seen tragedy caused by celebrations gone wrong or accidents due to fire or extreme conditions.
New Year's Eve: Baku welcomes 2018
New Year: Here's how different cities rang in 2018
Sydney and Auckland were among the first to celebrate New Year with breathtaking firework displays.
NYC unveils new serenity design for New Year's Eve ball
The Times Square Crystal Ball in New York City. The famous ball drop marks the start of the New Year for thousands of people every year. And every year Waterford glassworkers design a new series of crystal panels to cover the ball. This year's pattern is called "The Gift of Serenity"
How do Christmas celebrations differ around Europe?
Who brings the presents? Britain Father Christmas. France Le père Noël (Saint Nicolas in north-eastern France). Germany Baby Jesus. Greece Aghios
British artist updates Beatles' Sgt Pepper cover featuring 2017's dead celebrities
The artist wants to draw attention to issues including climate change, gun violence and 'world leaders threatening nuclear annihilation during their morning bowel movement'
Elephants make a splash ahead of Thai New Year
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The Year of the Fire Rooster marked across Asia
Beijing celebrates New Year despite extreme pollution
Chinese New Year explained
According to the Gregorian calendar 2017 began 27 days ago.
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
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
Claims of mass New Year assaults on Indian women attributed to "western" copycats
A state minister in India dismisses claims of sexual assaults in Bengaluru as young men copying western behaviour and clothing
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
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.
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.