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New Year celebrations: NZ’s Auckland first world city to welcome in 2017

Posted by Warren Fyfe on December 31, 2016 in Warren Fyfe Site

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Huge crowds gathered for the fireworks display in Auckland Auckland in New Zealand has become the first major world city to welcome 2017. Fireworks erupted from the 328m (1,080ft) tall Sky Tower in the city centre. Polynesia and Pacific islands including Samoa, Tonga and Kiribati entered 2017 at 10:00 GMT. [...]

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Iraq Baghdad: 28 dead as twin bombs rip through market

Posted by Warren Fyfe on December 31, 2016 in Warren Fyfe Site

Image copyright AFP Image caption The blasts hit during the Saturday morning rush in a busy market area At least 28 people have died in the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, in a double bombing claimed by so-called Islamic State (IS). The explosions happened one after another in the busy al-Sinak market. More than 50 people were [...]

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New Year Honours 2017: Olympic heroes and entertainers recognised

Posted by Warren Fyfe on December 31, 2016 in Warren Fyfe Site

Image copyright PA, EPA, Getty Image caption Andy Murray, Patricia Routledge, Anna Wintour and Mo Farah are all picked out for recognition this year Andy Murray, Mo Farah and Jessica Ennis-Hill are among the Olympic stars recognised in a New Year Honours list which also includes big names from the entertainment world. Rio 2016 men’s [...]

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