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.

Air, noise pollution attain dangerous level on Diwali: BSPCB
Air, noise pollution attain dangerous level on Diwali: BSPCB

Air and noise pollution levels touched alarming levels here on Diwali day despite all the advertisements and pleas by government, as well as, civil society organisations requesting people to say no to crackers and fireworks.

Masaba's collection creates fireworks at WIFW
Masaba's collection creates fireworks at WIFW

With "patakha" as the muse, designer Masaba Gupta presented her new collection at the ongoing Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week (WIFW) spring-summer 2015 here.

Sale of imported fireworks illegal, punishable: Govt

Amid complaints of rising illegal imports of fireworks from China ahead of Diwali, the government today said that possession and sale of imported fireworks is "illegal and punishable".

2014 Asian Games: Psy's 'Gangnam Style' kicks off spectacular opening ceremony
2014 Asian Games: Psy's 'Gangnam Style' kicks off spectacular opening ceremony

The 17th Asian Games opened in a multi-coloured blaze of fireworks and carefully crafted K-Pop routines on Friday, as athletes from the world`s most populous region came together in pursuit of gold and glory in South Korea.

2 die during Algerian World Cup celebrations

Two people died in car accidents after Algeria`s capital exploded in fireworks and horn-honking joy after the national football team qualified for the Word Cup knockout stages for the first time.

Toll climbs to 3 in Tamil Nadu fireworks unit explosion

The death toll in the accident at a fireworks manufacturing unit near here has risen to three with a 19-year-old boy on Thursday succumbing to his injuries at the local government hospital, police said.

2 killed, 1 injured in TN fireworks unit explosion

Two employees were killed and one injured when semi-finished crackers exploded at a fireworks manufacturing unit near here today, police said.

Fireworks manufacturing units resume works

Fireworks manufacturing units in this district resumed production after about a week today following an invitation from the Centre for talks on various issues affecting them.

Real Madrid fans jams streets to celebrate Cup win

Thousands of fans took to the streets of Madrid on Thursday, setting off fireworks and waving flags, to celebrate Real Madrid`s 2-1 win over arch rivals Barcelona in the Copa del Rey final.

Vaiko meets protesting fireworks owners

MDMK Chief Vaiko, who is contesting the April 24 Lok Sabha polls from Virudhunagar, on Tuesday met the owners of fireworks units who were on relay fast and indefinite strike.

Pakistan celebrate team's victory over India in Asia Cup

The moment Shahid Afridi's shot off Ravichandran Ashwin's bowling soared over the boundary ropes, entire Pakistan went delirious with joy as fireworks and gunshots were blazing in the air.

Katy Perry regrets asking for big boobs from God

Katy Perry has confessed that she regrets praying for big breasts from God because she had no clue that they would fall into her armpits eventually.

Fireworks injure hundreds in Libya religious feast

Nearly 650 people were wounded during the night by exploding fireworks in the Libyan capital, where Muslims were celebrating the birth of the Prophet Mohammed.

Dubai breaks world record of largest fireworks display

Dubai bade farewell to 2013 and welcomed 2014 in style with a dazzling display of over 500,000 fireworks for around six minutes, which led to a world record for the largest such display, Guinness World Records said.