Tuesday, 19 June, 2018

Australia welcomes 2018 with spectacular fireworks in Sydney

Dubai: Public needs to abide by rules for New Year's Eve celebrations Mesquite to aggressively enforce fireworks and gunfire laws on New Year's Eve
Sammy Stanley | 12 January, 2018, 19:11

At 12 p.m. Israel time, the new year began in countries such as Samoa, Kiribati and Tonga. The city set up special safety alerts. Traffic police and volunteers were also spread out to conduct alcohol inspections on drivers.

The capital cities have put on their biggest pyrotechnics displays yet - Sydney skies have been lit up with eight tonnes of fireworks.

Police arrest a Werribee man in November for allegedly plotting a New Year's Eve terror attack in Melbourne. -AP This picture from North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) taken and released on January 1, 2018 shows fireworks ushering in the New Year in Pyongyang.

This year's London fireworks will feature a soundtrack dominated by female artists to mark the centenary of women being granted the vote. "There is no specific threat to this event". Police in Berlin added 1600 officers on duty and said that large bags and knapsacks would not be allowed on the "Party Mile" leading from Brandenburg Gate.

At his last public event of the year, an evening vespers service in St. Peter's Basilica, the pontiff said that humanity had "wasted and wounded" the year "in many ways with works of death, with lies and injustices".

MALAYSIA: Fireworks in front of the landmark building, the Petronas Twin Towers, during the New Year's celebration in Kuala Lumpur.

Dubai: The city replaced its main midnight fireworks with a laser show on the world's tallest tower, the 828-metre Burj Khalifa.

Celebrations are also kicking off in New Zealand around now.

More than 4500 extra public transport services will be on offer for those in Sydney. Source Getty
More than 4500 extra public transport services will be on offer for those in Sydney. Source Getty

In Africa, Cameroon President Paul Biya used the occasion to remind his citizens of their "duty" to "maintain republican order" as well as "social peace and national unity" amid unrest in the country's Anglophone regions.

-AFP Fireworks illuminate the skyline as the clock strikes midnight during New Year's Eve celebrations in Singapore.

In the Americas the countdown continued.

Now police have confirmed that riot squad officers armed with semi-automatic rifles will be on hand, prepared to respond and launch an armed assault should a high-risk situation occur.

The Mayor also acknowledged the fact that the impressive lightning show was witnessed by more than one billion people globally through various social media platforms which was also available for LIVE stream.

The Aussies have reached new heights this time by ringing the New Year 2018 in emphatic style.

The city is partnering with basketball team Island Storm to host the first-ever family tailgate party, ahead of the team's New Year's Eve matinee game against the Halifax Hurricanes.

GERMANY Germans rang in 2018 under tight security from police mindful of widespread sexual abuse of women in Cologne two years ago and of a terrorist attack on a Christmas market last year.

India may revive canceled $500 million deal for Israeli missiles
Netanyahu will be accompanied by a 130-member delegation drawn from the cyber and agriculture sectors as well as from defense. The envoy also said that sometimes India comes with a request (at the UN) and sometimes Israel does.

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