Sydney's skyline erupted with tons of exploding fireworks as revellers cheered in the new year from the city's crammed harbour in the world's first major celebration for 2013.
Murder took place at about 8pm last night at the 40th Street station in Queens
The traditional shopping frenzy takes place the day after Thanksgiving in the US and marks the beginning of the Christmas shopping season
Katie Holmes will be returning to the Broadway stage in her first major project since announcing her divorce from Tom Cruise.
Intercepted radio communications suggest militant chief died on 12 January
The end-of-year party rulebook demands fireworks – whatever the woes of the world – and as midnight ticked by in one timezone after another, 2012 was ushered in with a familiar bang and fizz.
It sounds an extravagant solution to the pre-Christmas blues, but if you want to escape the relentless gloom on this side of the Atlantic try a weekend in New York.
Activists occupying the area outside St Paul's Cathedral as part of a global protest against corporate greed last night vowed to remain there indefinitely as similar marches took place in scores of cities around the world.
The "Stacey's Mom" hitmakers will have to work hard, this late in the day, to shake off the perception of being essentially a poor man's Weezer.
As Ms Falco returns to the role of pill-popping Nurse Jackie, she tells Sarah Hughes that she knows all about addiction from her own life
Former IMF chief swaps Rikers Island jail for $50,000-a-month apartment in New York's trendy TriBeCa
New York marks a new era as Condé Nast is confirmed as skyscraper's main tenants
'He sat next to me on the subway and asked for my number. I didn't give it to him'
View from Ground Zero
Joyous at the release of a decade's frustration, Americans streamed to the site of the World Trade Center, the gates of the White House and smaller but no less jubilant gatherings across the country to celebrate the death of Osama bin Laden — cheering, waving flags and belting the national anthem.
More body parts have been discovered among scrub and bushes along a windblown stretch of beachfront road on southern Long Island, injecting further urgency into efforts by police to break what appears to be one of the grizzliest serial killer cases seen in the New York City region for decades.