New Year celebrations kick off as New Zealanders usher in 2018

New Year celebrations kick off as New Zealanders usher in 2018

It's almost go-time for Las Vegas' biggest party, welcoming 330,000 out-of-town revelers to celebrate the arrival of the new year.

In Berlin, special tents were set up at the Brandenburg Gate to assist female victims of sexual harassment, following mass assaults on women in Cologne two years ago.

"Sydney New Year's Eve is renowned as one of the largest and most technologically advanced fireworks displays in the world.no other city can compete", Sydney Lord Mayor Clover Moore said.

Fireworks explode over Sydney Harbour during New Year's Eve celebrations in Sydney. From Sydney, Australia to Taipei, Taiwan, here's a look at New Year's celebrations around the world.

Crowds were evacuated from the Terrigal beach after the barge caught fire just minutes into the New Year's Eve fireworks show shortly after 9pm on Sunday.

Stricter security will be a key focus amid fears that crowds could be targets for vehicle and other terrorist attacks. But revelers there will be surrounded by the strongest security presence in years, after two recent attacks apparently inspired by the Islamic State group. There was also to have been interactive cultural and artistic experiences offered by event partners Membertou First Nation and the Lumiere Art at Nigh Festival.

Paris: Hundreds of thousands were expected to line the Champs-Elysees for a light show and fireworks at the Arc de Triomphe.

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If the celebration videos and live streams in the locker room wasn't enough, wait until the build up for this week. You feel like there's a brotherhood that will always be there.

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Last month, CFRA bank analyst Ken Leon wrote that he foresees the Internet company buying a small- or mid-sized bank in 2018. Target would be a powerful tool for Amazon in its quest to get moms hooked on its Prime services, according to Munster .

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The agency said western wildfires and hurricanes Harvey , Maria and Irma contributed to making 2017 the costliest year on record. Losses from Hurricane Harvey exceeded one $125 billion, which ranked second only to Hurricane Katrina .

The City of Mississauga has revised it's New Year's Eve schedule at Celebration Square "due to extreme cold weather conditions", cancelling several performances and activities.

"The city, right now, is packed as - but the police are moving everyone through quite well", he said.

The party at Celebration Square will now kick off at 11:30 p.m. on Sunday to keep people warm while they ring in 2018. Resolutions are something everyone asks about this time of year.

She has promised increased investment in security and defence, improved health care and education, and efforts to overcome growing urban-rural disparities. In Istanbul alone, 37,000 officers were on duty, with multiple streets closed to traffic and large vehicles barred from entering certain districts. Next, to Mardi Gras, New Years is one of the best parties to be had in New Orleans. I urge leaders everywhere to make these new years resolutions.

Come midnight the sky above the harbour will light up for close to 15 minutes with close to 1 billion people around the world expected to watch. Acts including Bruno Mars, Britney Spears, Celine Dion and the Foo Fighters kept partiers entertained before and after midnight at properties across Sin City.

2018 has officially begun, at least in some parts of the world. The city's three-hour extravaganza is well worth the trip.

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