Published: Fri, January 04, 2019
Science | By Michele Flores

Australia One Year Behind On New Year's Day

Australia One Year Behind On New Year's Day

Sadiq Khan said the event would send a message of support to the more than one million European citizens living in London.

Fireworks are seen exploding from the Sky Tower with the Auckland Harbour Bridge in the foreground during the Auckland New Year's Eve celebrations on January 01, 2019 in Auckland, New Zealand.

"So the message and the theme of this fireworks show is London is open", said the mayor.

The annual midnight show from the capital was up around 2 million viewers from past year and was the most watched since 2013.

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Britons ushered in the new year with the familiar chimes of Big Ben, even though the world famous clock has been disconnected for more than a year because of a conservation project. According to the website, the display lasted for 12 minutes and saw 8.5 tonnes of fireworks light up the sky.A few hours later, people in Australia-which spans three time zones-started celebrations.

Mr Khan said: "Every year our capital puts on the greatest fireworks show in the world with the spectacular images of our skyline shared all around the globe".

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While many celebrate New Year's Eve with fireworks, hundreds of Thais traveled to Takien Temple in a suburb of Bangkok to lie inside coffins for traditional funeral rituals.

I am looking forward again in a couple of months time celebrating Chinese New Year with many others in Trafalgar Square.

Transport officials are hopeful Sydney's train system will be operating as usual after thunderstorms knocked out vital infrastructure on New Year's Eve.

The global partying had kicked off on Sydney's waterfront with the Australian city's biggest-ever fireworks display, thrilling 1.5 million people. In Portugal, dozens of people, some in costume, will courageous the winter for a traditional New Year's ocean dip near Lisbon, while in the Democratic Republic of Congo, election officials will be counting votes after a presidential election Sunday.

There was also reflection as the globe said goodbye to a year that saw challenges to numerous world's most basic institutions, including in the realms of politics, trade, alliances and religion.

United States President Donald Trump dominated headlines a year ago as he ramped up his trade war with China, quit the Iran nuclear deal, moved the American embassy to Jerusalem and met his North Korean counterpart Kim Jong Un in Singapore for a historic summit.

Major sporting events on the calendar include the Rugby World Cup in Japan, the cricket one-day worldwide World Cup in England and the athletics World Championships in Qatar.

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