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New Year's Eve revelers pack NYC's Times Square under tight security

New York: Jan 1; More than a million people were expected to crowd into New York City`s Times Square under heavy security on Thursday to celebrate the arrival of 2016 with the traditional dropping of the New Year`s Eve crystal ball.

Throngs of people began streaming into the area early in the day, spending hours outdoors even before official festivities began with the lighting of the ball at 6 pm EST (2300 GMT).

With memories of the deadly attacks in Paris and California still fresh, police took extraordinary measures to ensure security at an event that has come to define the New York experience for many visitors to the largest US city.

British man exposed to Novichok discharged

London : A British man, who was undergoing medical treatment after he was exposed to a Soviet-era nerve agent, was discharged from the Salisbury Distr...

PM Modi to meet Chinese President on sidelines of BRICS summit

Beijing : Prime Minister Narendra Modi will meet Chinese President Xi Jinping on the sidelines of the BRICS summit to be held in Johannesburg next wee...

MQM founder urges Mohajirs to boycott election

London : Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) founder Altaf Hussain urged the ethnic Mohajir community to have the courage to boycott Pakistan's general ele...

US concerned about LeT proxies contesting Pak elections

Islamabad : The United States (US) has expressed concerns about the participation of Lashkar-e-Taiba-affiliated (LeT) individuals in the upcoming gene...