As midnight struck from East to West, revelers welcomed 2018 with fireworks, festivities, food, drinks and dancing. (And hundreds of weddings.)
Most of the victims were foreigners, local media say.
President Hassan Rouhani breaks silence after four days of angry demonstrations across Iran.
Slobodan Praljak's poison could not have been found without specific intelligence, a judge says.
The authorities say the rules are intended to make kosher and halal slaughtering more humane, but some Jews and Muslims say they feel singled out.
He thought it was a fight, then the two Perth lifeguards showed up.
The Palestinians recall their envoy to the US following Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital.
A total of seven people were shot when police responded to an early morning domestic call-out.
“I have nightmares that the military is chasing me,” says a 12-year-old who fled Myanmar. For hundreds of thousands like her, the horror isn’t over.
Beijing is on the front line of a battle that could be coming soon to a street near you.
The attacker, who was on foot, set off explosives in his vest among mourners gathered for the funeral of a former district chief at a cemetery in Nangarhar Province.
In her New Year’s address, Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany promised to work swiftly on a new coalition, and to help heal rifts in society.
Police in Colorado say seven people, including five officers, have been shot while responding to an emergency call.
Two people are reported to have been shot dead outside a church in the capital Kinshasa.
Defying Washington, a NATO ally hosts North Korean laborers, showing how difficult it is to sever the nuclear pariah state from the global economy.
The move to drop the tax from 5% to 2% will further threaten the animal's population, campaigners say.
Telegram and Instagram were used to organise three days of anti-establishment protests.
The fire at two restaurants on Friday killed 14 people. Patrons said the establishments had no fire alarms, sprinklers or clear emergency exits.
Churches had planned a “peaceful march” to protest President Joseph Kabila’s refusal to leave office, but security forces fired tear gas at churches and set up checkpoints in the capital.
The collision with a lorry took place on a notoriously dangerous stretch of highway near Migaa.
Researchers in London have developed scanning techniques that show what is written on the papyrus that mummy cases are made from.
Fireworks in Auckland welcome the new year 2018.
Barcelona kit manufacturers Nike advertised the club's shirts with Liverpool midfielder's Philippe Coutinho's name on the back.
South Korea says 5,100-tonne tanker may have been heading to the North in violation of UN sanctions.
Four British people are among six killed after a seaplane ditched into a river near Sydney, according to Australian media.
The aircraft is said to be lying in 13 metres of water and police divers are at the scene.
The film superstar says he will form a party to "change the political system" in Tamil Nadu state.
Two protesters were reportedly killed in demonstrations that have quickly grown into a nationwide outpouring of anger.
Temperatures are set to remain below minus 10 degrees Celsius in the area for the next week.
Two protesters have been killed at a rally in Iran amid a wave of anti-government protests, an official has said.
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