Countries around the globe have begun marking the start of 2016. Kicking off in the Pacific, nations around the world are ringing in the New Year with massive firework displays.
DW tracked celebrations around the world as people welcome in the New Year. It started in the Pacific before moving to Asia, Africa, and Europe, all with dazzling firework displays.
Turkish authorities will not allow New Year celebrations at Istanbul's iconic Taksim Square for security reasons, state media reported Wednesday, quoting local officials.
Celebrating the life-giving element of water is the Baltic Sea Philharmonic's "Waterworks" tour. This hour, a single work from it: "Aguas da Amazonia" by Philip Glass.
Among those arrested were two Punjab National Bank employees believed to be at the center of the fraud — India's biggest-ever bank scam. The third suspect is an official from celebrity jewelry designer Nirav Modi's firm.
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