Fireworks lit up the night sky of cities across the world in celebration of the start of 2014. But people in Germany still had a few hours to go before the clock struck midnight.
Counterterrorism police have charged a man with making online threats against New Year's Eve celebrations in Sydney. Australian authorities have seized documents and hard drives, and said the man was acting alone.
Tightened security played a palpable role in celebrations as the world welcomed the New Year. Terror attacks and a string of sexual assaults during last year's festivities have particularly left their mark on Europe.
As tensions rise, North Korea has found a supporter even as some US allies reaffirmed they would back Washington in the event of an open conflict. Could Germany - and other NATO members - be forced to fight for Trump?
DW has followed celebrations across the globe. As the world welcomed in the new year amid heightened security, celebrations were overshadowed by a deadly armed attack on an Istanbul nightclub.
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