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New York, NY, US

Photo: Times Square lights up with fireworks, confetti to mark the new year - Instagram's worldwineguys

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Istanbul nightclub attack

Turkish Interior Minister Soylu: Search continues for nightclub attacker - Reuters

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Burundi

Police: Burundi minister assassinated in the capital - AFP

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Istanbul nightclub attack

Turkish interior minister: 16 foreigners among 39 killed in Istanbul nightclub attack - AFP

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Istanbul nightclub attack

New York Police Department to redeploy some counter-terror teams and patrol units to nightclubs across the city as as a precaution after Istanbul attack - NBC News

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India

Mulayam Singh Yadav calls a meeting of India's Samajwadi Party parliamentary board, ahead of a national convention - CNNnews18

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South Korea

Former South Korean President Lee Myung-bak says he will leave the ruling Saenuri Party - Yonhap News

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Istanbul nightclub attack

Media reports: 8 of the wounded in the Istanbul nightclub attack are in critical condition - Al Jazeera

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Malabon, National Capital Region, Philippines

Philippine authorities report 4 victims of stray bullets, one of which is a 15-year-old girl from Malabon now on life support - GMA News

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California, US

Map: Arctic air will pour into much of the US West during the first week of the new year - AccuWeather

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North Korea nuclear program

Kim Jong-un also warns North Korea will boost its military unless US ends war games on Korean Peninsula. - @W7VOA

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Punjab, India

Rajbinder Singh Brar, known as 'Raj Brar' in the Punjabi singing industry, dies at age 47 - Hindustan Times

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New York, NY, US

Photo: Crowds gather in New York's Times Square ahead of the New Year's celebration - Instagram's 5g90_cm

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Bakersfield, CA, US

I-5 closed near Bakersfield, Calif., due to snow - ABC 30

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Istanbul nightclub attack

Los Angeles police says department is stepping up security in light of the Istanbul attack - ABC7

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North Korea nuclear program

Kim Jong-un: North Korea is in the 'final stage' of developing an ICBM - Yonhap

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Australia

2 in critical condition after New Year's Eve ecstasy overdoses in Perth, Australia - The West Australian

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2016 US elections

President-elect Trump: Hacking of US Democrats during campaign could have been 'somebody else' other than Russia; 'I know things that other people don't know' - Reuters

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Several flights delayed as a thick blanket of fog covers Bangalore's Kempegowda international airport - Indian Express

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