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New Years Eve, so far . . .
Australia celebrated with the usual magnificent displays of fireworks, over Sydney harbour, and the Yarra River in Melbourne, here in The Australian. Record hot temperatures have been experienced in Australia this week which sounds ominous. Some displays were cancelled due to high winds.
According to the BBC men in Bangladesh (Pic 6) celebrated with midnight fishing trips, the bars having closed early by government decree "to prevent "immoral acts" .
In New Zealand police arrested hundreds of people yesterday afternoon drinking in defiance of a liquor ban.
Officials in Belgium cancelled the traditional fireworks show in Brussels as the country went on maximum alert over possible terrorist threats.
We are promised a good display in London although I won't be there.