New Year

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    Brazil welcomes 2021 with nearly empty Copacabana beach

    Agence France-Presse.Rio de Janeiro | Updated at 10:57am on January 01, 2021

    Brazil rang in the New Year with Rio de Janeiro's famed Copacabana beach nearly empty -- the usual swarms of revellers kept away by police...

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    Neymar laughs off reports of New Year’s party for 500

    Agence France-Presse . Rio de Janeiro, Brazil | Updated at 10:34am on January 01, 2021

    Neymar laughed off controversy on Thursday over reports he was throwing a mega New Year’s party for 500 guests, posting a video online of preparations...

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    World ushers in New Year in shadow of pandemic

    Agence France-Presse . New York | Updated at 10:20am on January 01, 2021

    From Sydney Harbour Bridge to the Acropolis, fireworks burst in skies above eerily deserted landmarks as the world ushered in the New Year with muted...

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    Delhi leads India clampdown on New Year events

    Agence France-Presse . New Delhi | Updated at 05:06pm on December 31, 2020

    New Delhi and other major cities across India on Thursday ordered curfews for New Year's Eve as they stepped up efforts to head off a...

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    DMP bans 31st night programmes in open spaces

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 06:06pm on December 29, 2020

    Dhaka Metropolitan Police has imposed restrictions on open space programmes, fireworks and entry at specific areas on 31st night on the eve of New Year...

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    Sydney bans New Year crowds as COVID-19 grows

    Agence France-Presse . Sydney | Updated at 10:44pm on December 28, 2020

    Plans to let thousands of frontline workers ring in the new year around Sydney Harbour were ditched Monday as authorities work to suppress a growing...

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    DMP bans DJ party on 31st night

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 07:06pm on December 21, 2020

    Dhaka Metropolitan Police commissioner Shafiqul Islam said on Monday no DJ party would be allowed on 31st night on the eve of New Year 2021...

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    Pahela Baishakh celebrated without outdoor programmes

    Tapos Kanti Das | Updated at 10:46pm on April 14, 2020

    Bangladesh celebrated Pahela Baishakh, the first day of the Bengali new year 1427, on Tuesday amid restrictions on outdoor programmes throughout the country due to...

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    New York’s Bronx zoo tiger tests positive for coronavirus

    Agence France-Presse . New York | Updated at 01:24am on April 07, 2020

    A tiger at New York’s Bronx Zoo has tested positive for COVID-19, the institution said Sunday, and is believed to have contracted the virus from...

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    Boost in autos, construction raise US retail sales in New Year

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 10:31pm on February 15, 2020

    Consumers in the United States resumed buying autos in January and took advantage of mild weather to boost purchases of building materials, pushing up overall...