Half a tonne of fireworks were set off from Auckland's Sky Tower as the clock struck midnight at 11am GMT. A spectacular show of fireworks lit up the sky as Auckland kicked off New Year celebrations. An earlier display was held for families wanting to ring in the New Year early. Many cities around the world have stepped up security for New Year's Eve celebrations, especially looking at the major terror attacks around the world.
The attack at the Coptic church in Egypt left 10 people dead on Friday. The attack came amid tightened security around churches and Christian facilities ahead of the Coptic Orthodox Christian celebrations of Christmas on January 7. President Abdul Fattah el-Sisi has chaired meetings to discuss security during New Year's Eve and upcoming Coptic Orthodox celebration, according to the Associated Press.
Indian democracy welcomes New India voters". Recounting the inspirational story of Anjum Bashir Khan Khattak , the topper of Kashmir Administrative Service examination, Modi said, "He actually extricated himself from the sting of terrorism and hatred and topped in the Kashmir Administrative Service Examination".
The terrorists are said to have lobbed grenades and then opened fire at the training centre located in Awantipora. One of deceased was identified as constable Saif-ud-din Ganai of Nowgam in Srinagar . The attack began at 2:00 am on Sunday morning. Meanwhile director general of police (DGP) SP Vaid at a press conference here said, the trend of local boys joining militancy has gone down.
The cold wind chills will cause frostbite in as little as 30 minutes to exposed skin. Wind chill advisories were set Sunday afternoon in the Chicago area and parts of central and southern IL. An Arctic air mass is bringing extreme cold to a wide swath of Canada over the next two days, extending from northern B.C. across the continent to eastern Quebec and remaining in place into Tuesday.
Authorities in Colorado said a number of deputies from a sheriff's office in suburban Denver have been wounded, according to NBC News . The deputies at the scene were responding to reports of a "domestic disturbance" at an apartment complex on East County Line Road in Littleton, Colorado, on the southern outskirts of Denver.