An estimated 2 million revelers fill Times Square to welcome 2017
01 January 2017 | 8:57 am
Confetti rains down on a crowd estimated at 2 million as New York's Times Square welcomes in 2017.
January 2, 2023
January 6, 2023
January 8, 2023
January 31, 2023
Nine suffocate to death in Ugandan New Year firework crush - police
In Ukraine the start of the year was as dramatic as most days of 2022 with large scale attacks of missiles and drones on the capital. At the same time, in Kyiv’s hospitals, new lives were born. Solomya and Lev are two of the babies.
Internet sleuths are setting social media alight with claims that the Russian President used "paid extras" in his New Years Eve address, after finding previous official photographs alongside a blonde woman with a striking resemblance - and these claims have hit media headlines across the globe. We take a look in this edition of Truth or Fake with Vedika Bahl.
New Year's Eve violence and attacks on emergency services in Berlin have prompted calls for a national ban on fireworks, with viral online videos accusing "migrant gangs" of being behind the riots that left scores injured and arrested. In this edition of Truth or Fake with Vedika Bahl, we tell you where the videos really come from.
China expects the total number of passenger trips made by travellers by road, rail, water and flight during the upcoming Lunar New Year to reach 2.1 billion this year, double from last year's 1.05 billion during the same period.
The Lunar New Year is a huge holiday in China, but also in other Asian countries like Korea and Vietnam. More than one billion people will be celebrating the event, which begins on January 22. For most, it's the Year of the Rabbit but in Vietnam, people will mark the Year of the Cat.
It is the first Lunar New Year celebration since China's communist leadership lifted the country's strict measures to slow the spread of the coronavirus.
Following the mass shooting in California's Monterey Park, users on social media falsely claimed that many people were injured during an attack in New York on January 22. The picture used in the post is actually from a 2017 failed suicide bomb attack. We tell you more in this edition of Truth or Fake.
Over the years, the New York Knicks have retired several jersey numbers. The first of which was Willis Reed’s number 19, which was retired in 1982.
In a first for a former US president, Donald Trump has been indicted in connection to a probe into hush money paid to porn star Stormy Daniels.
Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen touted US-Taiwan cooperation during her visit to New York. She is now heading to Central America.
The Songkran Festival has come as "a national relief" as Thailand celebrates a return to normality after three years of COVID-19. Revelers enjoyed water fights and other festivities throughout the country.
1 hour ago
The Baghdad Gate project aims to provide job opportunities for Iraqi orphans. The initiative is run by a non-governmental organization called the Iraqi Home Foundation for Creativity.
1 hour ago
Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni wrote that she learned with "astonishment" of a German government plan to finance two migrant charity groups, one operating rescue boats in the Mediterranean.
2 hours ago
Nigeria’s global impact on fashion and lifestyle cannot be underestimated. From the attire adorned with vibrant colours and intricate designs to the modern styles seamlessly blending tradition and contemporary elements, Nigeria’s fashion has captured the attention of the world.
3 hours ago
French President Emmanuel Macron announced on Sunday night that France will withdraw 1,500 military troops by the end of the year and that France, the former colonial power in Niger, refused to "be held hostage by the putchists."
4 hours ago
On Inside Stuff with Martins Oloja, the multi-award-winning journalist and Editor-in-Chief of The Guardian this week, asks Nigerians to stop serving the God of small things (Part 2).
4 hours ago
PM Mateusz Morawiecki says measures will combat illegal migration from Slovakia, which has arrested 27,000 migrants so far this year. Poland says it doesn't want to be accused of having porous borders.