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Tweet CNN(CNN) — Yes, it’s New Year’s Eve again, time to bust out the champagne and make resolutions you probably won’t keep. But this year’s different. Cities around the world were hosting some of the most amazing celebrations ever. Edible confetti raining over …Revelers start ringing in 2014 with fireworksWall Street JournalSydney New Year’s Eve the city’s biggest everSydney Morning HeraldRevelers usher in 2014 with fireworks, festivitiesReutersCBS News –The News International...

Tweet ReutersNEW YORK (Reuters) – From Sydney to Dubai, revelers welcomed 2014 with extravagant fireworks displays, while London prepared to celebrate by spraying clouds of fruit-flavored mist and Chicago and San Francisco planned massive outdoor festivities.New Year’s Eve: Dubai blasts old record in fireworks blitzCNNSydney New Year’s Eve: Midnight fireworks the best show in townSydney Morning HeraldSydney sky shines with spectacular firework display to welcome 2014euronewsMirror.co.uk –National Geographic...

Tweet Reuters UK… Print. * Iran says nuclear deal with world powers to go into effect in Jan. * Sanctions lifting part of the landmark accord (Adds Iranian official’s comments). DUBAI Dec 31 (Reuters) – World powers and Iran have agreed to start implementing in late January an …Iran nuclear talks resume in GenevaThe HinduIran and world powers resume expert level nuclear talksNDTVIran, world powers resume expert level nuclear talksThe Guardian Nigeria all 235 news articles …read more Source:...

Tweet CNN(CNN) — East African nations had set Tuesday as a deadline for the two sides fighting in South Sudan to talk. Instead, they fought heavily in the key town of Bor, undermining efforts to bring more than two weeks of violence to an end. Bor, the capital of oil-rich …South Sudan rebels agree to ceasefire talks as fighting ragesReutersNew rebel attacks in South Sudan as both sides prepare for cease-fire negotiationsWashington PostSouth Sudan rivals to open peace talksBBC NewsUSA TODAY –TIME –Businessweekall...

Tweet USA TODAYCANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Exploding fireworks sprayed from Sydney’s iconic opera house and harbor bridge at midnight Tuesday as the world began ushering in a new year. More than 1 million people crammed the Sydney Harbor foreshore on a warm …Australia celebrates 2014 with a bangThe AustralianIt’s New Year in Australia, New Zealand, fireworks welcome 2014Indian ExpressRevellers usher in 2014 with a bang at Sydney HarbourThe HinduSydney Morning Herald –Telegraph.co.uk –San...

Tweet ReutersVOLGOGRAD, Russia (Reuters) – President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday vowed to annihilate “terrorists” following two deadly bomb attacks in less than 24 hours in the southern Russian city of Volgograd that raised security fears ahead of the Winter Olympics.Russia terror analysis: Volgograd and an Olympics under threatTelegraph.co.ukUS Olympic CEO: Russian bombings ‘a preview of what could happen’ in SochiToday.comIn Wake Of Repeated Bombings, A Question: Why Volgograd?RadioFreeEurope/RadioLibertyNational...

Tweet Voice of AmericaFireworks crackled through the night skies in New Zealand and Australia as the two countries started the worldwide celebration of the first moments of 2014. Crowds gathered in public spaces in major cities across the Asia-Pacific region to ring in the new year …Revelers around the world start ringing in 2014 with fireworksFox NewsSydney New Year’s Eve: Midnight fireworks the best show in townSydney Morning HeraldWatch the Sydney New Year fireworks display in fullTelegraph.co.ukBBC News –ABC...

Tweet Reuters… slideshows. * Rebel delegation expected in Ethiopia on Tuesday. * Government forces, rebels clash again in Bor. * African Union threatens targeted sanctions. * Conflict risks sucking in South Sudan’s neighbours (Recasts with peace talks). By Carl Odera …Troops battle militia in key S Sudan cityThe AustralianEthiopia: South Sudan Government, Rebels to Hold TalksVoice of AmericaSouth Sudan’s president agrees to peace talks in EthiopiaTelegraph.co.ukNew York Times –CBC.ca –BBC...

Tweet BBC NewsIsraeli authorities have freed a group of 26 Palestinian prisoners as part of a US-brokered agreement to resume direct peace talks. The prisoners were greeted by cheering crowds on their return to the West Bank and Gaza. Israel approved the releases on …Israel frees all 26 Palestinian prisoners, completing third stage of releaseHaaretzIsrael Releases Palestinian Prisoners Before KerryBloombergIsrael frees Palestinian prisoners before Kerry visitReuters UKeuronews –RTall 1,436 news articles …read...

Tweet BloombergFriends and family members of the 26 Palestinian prisoners who are expected to be… Read More. Friends and family members of the 26 Palestinian prisoners who are expected to be released celebrate their imminent release from Israeli jail in the West Bank …Ahead of Kerry visit || PM calming right-wing fears on US-brokered ‘framework …HaaretzIsrael Releases Palestinian Prisoners Before Kerry’s Return (1)BusinessweekKerry to offer outline of Mideast peace dealUSA TODAYJerusalem Post...

Tweet Wall Street JournalKAMPALA, Uganda—The death toll from clashes between the Congolese army and supporters of former presidential candidate Joseph Mukungubila rose to 100, as troops battled to control the latest flash point of instability in the mineral-rich but restive …Death toll in Congo attacks rises to 100 – governmentReuters IndiaCongo army repels coordinated attack in capitalWashington PostUPDATE 5-Congo’s army repels attacks in Kinshasa, dozens killedReutersBusinessweek –Voice of America...

Tweet Voice of AmericaRussian officials say three more people have died as a result of the two suicide bombings in the southern city of Volgograd Sunday and Monday, bringing the death toll to 34 with dozens more injured. No one has yet claimed responsibility for the attacks.UPDATE 1-Russian police round up dozens after suicide bombingsReutersOlympic athletes concerned after Russian bombingsUSA TODAYRussia Bombings Spark Olympic ConcernsABC NewsTelegraph.co.uk –New York Times –The Globe and Mailall 3,277 news articles ...

Tweet BBC NewsSouth Sudan rebel leader Riek Machar has told the BBC he will enter peace talks, claiming his forces have captured the key town of Bor. He had previously demanded 11 detainees accused of being co-conspirators in the coup plan be freed before …Rebel Forces Attack Key City in South SudanNew York TimesSouth Sudan town of Bor partially in rebel handsTelegraph.co.ukFresh Fighting Hits Key South Sudan CityVoice of AmericaBusinessweek –The Daily Star –New Visionall 1,371 news articles …read...

Tweet ReutersDUBAI (Reuters) – Six world powers and Iran have made good progress in expert talks in Geneva on how to roll out last month’s landmark nuclear deal which obliges Tehran to suspend its most sensitive atom work, a senior Iranian official said on Tuesday.Iran: ‘Good Progress’ At Nuclear TalksRadioFreeEurope/RadioLibertyIran says ‘good progress’ in nuclear talksEconomic TimesOman Stands in US’s Corner on Iran DealWall Street JournalWashington Post –Los Angeles Times...

Tweet USA TODAYWASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State John Kerry will present Israel and the Palestinians the broad outlines of what a final Mideast peace agreement could look like when he travels to the region this week, the State Department said. State Department …Israel releases 26 Palestinian prisonersBBC NewsPolice: Suspected Jewish vandals burn cars in West Bank, spray graffiti against …Fox NewsIsrael Frees More Palestinian PrisonersVoice of AmericaNPR –Irish Timesall 1,295 news articles …read...

Tweet ReutersJUBA (Reuters) – South Sudanese forces battled rebels on the outskirts of the strategically key town of Bor on Tuesday as a deadline set by east African nations for a ceasefire neared. Unrest in the world’s youngest country has killed more than a thousand …South Sudan Rebels, Troops Clash in East as Truce Deadline NearsBusinessweekAnti-government rebels in South Sudan have attacked the key town of Bor, just …BBC NewsThousands flee flash-point South Sudan town of BorWashington PostCNN International...

Tweet The Houston Texans stand where they were before the 2006 NFL Draft: with the Number One Pick in the 2014 NFL Draft in May. The Texans, owned by Robert McNair, earned that place with their two-win, 14-loss 2013 NFL Regular Season record. According to the National Football League, here’s the tentative team order for the 2014 NFL Draft: The draft order is determined by the following procedures: (A) The winner of the Super Bowl will select last and the other Super Bowl participant next-to-last, regardless of their regular-season...

Tweet Hindustan TimesThe US plans to go ahead with the criminal charge against diplomat Devyani Khobragade even if, and when, she acquires full diplomatic immunity. A file photo India’s Deputy Consul General in New York, Devyani Khobragade, during an event at India’s …US ‘to prosecute’ Indian diplomat Devyani KhobragadeBBC NewsUS says no goof up in Khobragrade case, strength of fraud ‘very strong’Indian ExpressNo goof-up in Devyani Khobragade case, assert US officialsFirstpostNDTV...

Tweet ReutersJUBA (Reuters) – South Sudanese forces fought rebels on the outskirts of the flashpoint town of Bor on Tuesday, its mayor said, as a deadline imposed by East African nations for an end to hostilities neared. Two weeks of fighting have killed more than a …Two years after an optimistic beginning, South Sudan’s bickering leadership has …TIMEUganda Issues a Warning Over Fighting in South SudanNew York TimesUganda warns South Sudan rebel leaderWashington PostVoice of America –BBC News...

Tweet XinhuaJERUSALEM, Dec. 31 (Xinhua) — Israel freed 26 Palestinian prisoners early Tuesday, as part of a U.S.-brokered agreement to resume direct peace talks between the two sides. The prisoners — 18 men from the West Bank, three from the Gaza Strip and five …Prisoner release: A painful, uncredited stepJerusalem PostPalestinians convicted in terror attacks released as part of peace dealFox NewsPM looking to soothe right-wing fears on US-brokered ‘framework agreement’HaaretzLos Angeles Times...