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Netizens share photos of Taipei 101 'burning' on NYE

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese netizens have taken to social media to share dramatic photos of Taipei 101 apparently covered in “flames” and smoke during the New Year’s Eve f...

Dutch police break off illegal rave

Dutch police broke off an illegal New Year's rave in the town of Rijswijk on Saturday. The party, held on Friday in the building of an old brickyard, was attended by hundreds. Rijswijk is a town...

Party-goers urged not to travel across UK as omicron surges

LONDON (AP) — Officials have warned revellers in Scotland and Wales to think twice before travelling to England to ring in the new year, highlighting how the four parts of the U.K. were again taking s...

Taipei 101 New Year's Eve firework display rings in 2022

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — At the stroke of midnight, Taipei 101 set off a dazzling display of pyrotechnics that were unfortunately overshadowed by clouds. The capital's iconic skyscraper was...

Scholz to Germans: Let's all help to defeat COVID in 2022

BERLIN (AP) — Chancellor Olaf Scholz is urging Germans to pull together to defeat the coronavirus in 2022 and promising to react “quickly and decisively” to the advance of the omicron variant. ...

Rio de Janeiro cancels NYE party due to omicron fears

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Rio de Janeiro on Saturday canceled its New Year’s Eve party due to renewed COVID-19 fears. Rio Mayor Eduardo Paes announced the decision on social media. ...

Prosecutor: No charges in goalie Kivlenieks' fireworks death

NOVI, Mich. (AP) — No criminal charges will be filed in the fireworks-related death of Columbus Blue Jackets goaltender Matiss Kivlenieks at a Detroit-area home during a July 4 celebration, the Oaklan...

New Taipei mayor hopes New Year fireworks will supplant Taipei's as nation's best

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The New Taipei City Government will hold a fireworks display lasting 13 minutes and 14 seconds over the Tamsui River on New Year's Eve, with a view to replace the Taip...

German club Rostock fined for fan attacks on police

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — German second-division soccer club Hansa Rostock was fined 97,300 euros ($109,000) on Wednesday after its fans attacked police and stadium security officials, and appeared to...

Dortmund closes gap on Bayern; Union wins Berlin derby 2-0

BERLIN (AP) — Borussia Dortmund captain Marco Reus scored late to cut the gap on Bundesliga leader Bayern Munich to a point with a 2-1 win at home against Stuttgart on Saturday. Dort...

Pearl FALCO Holiday 2021 Collection - A Little Merry, A Little Bright

SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 1 November 2021 - Pearl FALCO today announced the launch of yet another exciting collection this holiday season with a glamorous and luminescent selection of pieces tha...

Bjorkstrand, Domi lead Blue Jackets in 8-2 rout of Coyotes

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Oliver Bjorkstrand had two goals and two assists, Max Domi added a goal and two assists and the Columbus Blue Jackets made Brad Larsen a winner in his coaching debut with an 8-2 ...

Vibrant attractions to illuminate Fisherman’s Wharf in New Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The New Taipei Metro Corporation (Metro New Taipei) will increase train frequency for the Danhai light rail near Tamsui to accommodate tourists visiting attractions along ...

Taipei Valentine’s Day fireworks will brighten mood amidst COVID

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The annual Taipei Valentine’s Day concert and firework spectacle aims to lift spirits amid the gloom of the COVID-19 pandemic, at a riverside event on Saturday (Oct....

'Moulin Rouge! The Musical' sashays home with 10 Tony Awards

NEW YORK (AP) — “Moulin Rouge! The Musical,” a jukebox adaptation of Baz Luhrmann’s hyperactive 2001 movie, won the best new musical crown at the Tony Awards on a Sunday night when Broadway looked bac...