Shanghai gets muted Chinese New Year after crush

Shanghai is toning down Chinese New Year celebrations by cancelling events and limiting people at tourist spots after a stampede killed 36 people seven weeks earlier.

German fears of Islam rising as anti-immigrant protests grow
German fears of Islam rising as anti-immigrant protests grow

 A new survey issued at a time when anti-immigrant street protests in Germany are gathering pace shows that an increasing majority of non-Muslim Germans feel threatened by Islam.

Shanghai stampede a `bloody lesson` for city: Mayor

The New Year`s Eve crush that killed 36 people in Shanghai was a "bloody lesson" for the city, the mayor of China`s commercial hub said Tuesday according to official media.

Shanghai New Year stampede, a week on: Families being kept in dark

Three days after his sister and 35 others were killed in a New Year`s Eve stampede, Wang Jianhua went to Shanghai`s waterfront to take pictures and measurements of the scene, hoping to piece together for himself how the disaster unfolded.

Obama to ring in New Year with friends, family

President Barack Obama -- still on vacation in Hawaii -- plans to spend New Year`s eve with loved ones "at home," the White House said.

Tragic New Year's Eve for Shanghai as 'fake money' stampede kills 36
Tragic New Year's Eve for Shanghai as 'fake money' stampede kills 36

A stampede killed at least 35 people during New Year`s Eve celebrations in Shanghai, authorities said, possibly caused by people rushing to pick up fake money thrown from a building overlooking the city`s famous Bund waterfront district.

Ethiopian double in Sao Paulo year-end race
Ethiopian double in Sao Paulo year-end race

Ethiopian athletes scored a double success Wednesday in the traditional New year`s Eve road race in Sao Paulo, Latin Americas`s biggest, with Dawit Admasu taking the honours for the men and 2008 champion Ymer Wude Ayalew taking the plaudits for the women.

With coloured undies, potatoes, LatAm readies for 2015

 Put on your yellow underwear, toss your potatoes under the bed and grab your suitcase for a walk around the block: the clock is about to strike midnight on New Year`s Eve in Latin America.

Dubai sets new world record in fireworks display

Dubai has set a new world record for the largest fireworks display by firing 479,651 shells in just six minutes on the New Year`s Eve, breaking an earlier Guinness World Record achieved by Kuwait in 2012.

Poonam Pandey manhandled on New Year`s Eve

Poonam Pandey has vowed never to perform at a New Year`s Eve celebration.

Demi Lovato performs at Niagara Falls on New Year`s Eve

Singer Demi Lovato enthralled her fans by performing at the Niagara Falls for a magazine`s Year`s Eve celebrations.

New Year 2014: Dubai fireworks display breaks Guinness world record

Dubai has ushered in 2014 with more than half a million fireworks spectacle, breaking the world record for the largest such display ever, Guinness World records said today.

Putin visits Volgograd, says there can be no justification for suicide attacks

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday paid a visit to Volgograd after two attacks within a span of two days stunned the city, raising the alarm over security ahead of crucial Sochi Games.

Mumbaikars can party till 5 am on New Year: Bombay HC

A vacation bench of the Bombay High Court on Tuesday allowed Mumbaikars to hold New Year parties till 5 am, way beyond the police deadline of 1.30 am.

Revellers start ringing in 2014 with fireworks

Exploding fireworks sprayed from Sydney`s iconic opera house and harbour bridge as the world began ushering in a new year.

Hotels challenge 1.30 am deadline on New Year`s eve in HC

The Indian Hotels and Restaurant Association (AHAR) on Monday approached the Bombay High Court challenging the city police`s 1.30 am deadline for eateries and restaurants on New Year`s eve.

Naomi Campbell spending time with Nigerian billionaire?

Naomi Campell is reportedly spending time with Nigerian oil mogul Kola Aluko.

Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart to spend New Year`s eve together?

`Twilight` star Kristen Stewart wants to spend New Year`s eve with on-off boyfriend Robert Pattinson.

Kaley Cuoco to marry Ryan Sweeting on New Year`s eve?

The `Big Bang Theory` Kaley Cuoco and her fiance Ryan Sweeting will reportedly tie the knot on December 31 in Southern California.

Lea Michele lends support to Zac Efron

Lea Michele has offered her support to actor Zac Efron through his recovery from drug addiction.