Security and terrorism: Jittery backdrops to New Year's Eve around the world


That happened last year and was lovely. But in the two years in which the Rose Bowl doesn't have a semi (such as this year), the grandaddy of them all still gets the prime 5 p.m. ET slot on New Year's and the semifinals games are relegated to New Year

A huge fire has engulfed part of a luxury Dubai hotel, near where revellers had gathered to watch a New Year's Eve fireworks display. The inferno lit up the side of the Address Downtown hotel near the centre of the city, scattering bystanders and

That happened last year and was lovely. But in the two years in which the Rose Bowl doesn't have a semi (such as this year), the grandaddy of them all still gets the prime 5 p.m. ET slot on New Year's and the semifinals games are relegated to New Year

New Year's Eve in Belgium is known as Sint Sylvester Vooranvond, or Saint Sylvester's Eve. It's customary to toast with Champagne, kiss, and exchange good tidings. Belgian children craft letters to their parents or godparents complete with decorations

That happened last year and was lovely. But in the two years in which the Rose Bowl doesn't have a semi (such as this year), the grandaddy of them all still gets the prime 5 p.m. ET slot on New Year's and the semifinals games are relegated to New Year