Belgium releases three held over New Year attack plot

Belgian investigators released three people on Friday after questioning them over an alleged plot to attack the capital on New Year`s Eve which forced the cancellation of the city`s annual fireworks display.

New Year 2016 celebrations begin at Sydney Harbour Bridge

New Zealand and Australia were the first two countries to witness New Year 2016. Both the countries celebrate the New Year in a grand manner using fancy fireworks

Brussels New Year fireworks cancelled over attack fears

Brussels New Year fireworks cancelled over attack fears

Authorities in the Belgian capital Brussels on Wednesday called off the city`s traditional New Year`s Eve fireworks display, citing fears of a militant attack.

Kids move SC through parents to seek cracker-free festivals

In an attempt to ensure pollution-free environment, three kids through their fathers have moved the Supreme Court against the use of loud fire- crackers during the festival of Diwali and Dussehra.

Seven dead in Italy fireworks factory blast: Report

Seven people were killed and several injured on Friday in an explosion at a fireworks factory in the southern port city of Bari, local media reported citing the emergency services.

SEA Games: Singapore put stamp on colourful Games

SEA Games: Singapore put stamp on colourful Games

Singapore passed the Southeast Asian (SEA) Games baton to 2017 hosts Malaysia as the competition wrapped up with a colourful closing ceremony on Tuesday.

Friend of Boston bomber sentenced to 3-1/2 years for obstruction

A Kazakh exchange student who was friends with the Boston Marathon bomber was sentenced to 3-1/2 years in U.S. federal prison on Friday for removing a backpack containing fireworks from the suspect`s room during a massive manhunt.

Kiev, Roma punished over Europa League trouble

Kiev, Roma punished over Europa League trouble

Dynamo Kiev must pay a 70,000 euro ($77,000) fine and close part of their stadium following last week`s violence-scarred Europa League tie with Guingamp, UEFA announced on Wednesday.

Hong Kong wishing tree draws tens of thousands of hopefuls

Carnivals and fireworks are Hong Kong's trademark Chinese Lunar New Year celebrations but tens of thousands of people also travel to a remote village to hurl oranges at a tree in hopes of making their wishes come true.

Air pollution reaches dangerous level in 106 Chinese cities

The air pollution reached "dangerous levels" in 106 Chinese cities due to use of fireworks and firecrackers during the celebrations welcoming the Lunar New Year, according to a report.

Our Sun`s death may be more violent than previously thought

Our Sun`s death may be more violent than previously thought

A new study has revealed that our sun will not explode as a powerful supernova when it eventually runs out of fuel, but there will be fireworks.

Fireworks and promotions mark late North Korea leader`s birthday

 North Korea celebrated the birthday of late ruler Kim Jong-Il Monday with mass fireworks, high-ranking military promotions and a rally by senior officials to pledge loyalty to current leader Kim Jong-Un. 

Chinese man invents 'green firecracker' to fight smog

Chinese revellers may have the hard choice of deciding between protecting the environment or protecting tradition as they prepare fireworks displays for the upcoming Spring Festival, which falls Feb 19 this year. But a man from central China's Henan Province has devised a non-polluting firecracker that could allow them to do both.

2015 Cricket World Cup: Spectacular opening events on cards

2015 Cricket World Cup: Spectacular opening events on cards

Christchurch and Melbourne are set to host spectacular opening events for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 on February 12.

ID required to buy New Year fireworks in China's Xinjiang

Authorities in China's Muslim-dominated Xinjiang region said on Tuesday that residents will have to provide ID to buy fireworks for Chinese New Year in order to prevent "terrorists" from getting hold of explosives.

Happy New Year! World ushers in 2015 with fireworks, festivities

Happy New Year! World ushers in 2015 with fireworks, festivities

Millions of revelers took to the streets around the world from Sydney to New York to usher in 2015 on Thursday, but celebrations turned to tragedy in China, where 35 people were killed in a stampede in central Shanghai.

Watch: New Year celebrations around the world

Revellers gather to celebrate the start of 2015 around the world.

New Zealand welcomes New Year with fireworks

New Zealand welcomes New Year with fireworks.

Fireworks expected as Australia host South Africa

Fireworks expected as Australia host South Africa

Fireworks can be expected when Australia meet South Africa in five one-day internationals over the next two weeks even if the focus for both sides will be putting in place the structures for World Cup success next year.

Borussia Dortmund aim to use Euro success to fix dire league form

Borussia Dortmund aim to use Euro success to fix dire league form

Borussia Dortmund want to use their high-flying Champions League form to help turn around their dire Bundesliga fortunes when they host Borussia Moenchengladbach on Sunday.