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Sydney’s fireworks-masters to welcome the wrong year (7.19 p.m.)recovered More bodies after a gas explosion in Russia (6.16 p.m.) – North Korea Kim threatens the US (4.43 PM)

the news of The day in the star-Ticker:

+++ 07.19 PM: “Happy New Year 2018”: Sydney’s fireworks-masters to welcome the wrong year +++

Australia’s metropolis, Sydney has welcomed the new year with a spectacular fireworks display – with a small flaw: The organizers have the year wrong. On one of the pillars of the harbour bridge during the fireworks, the words “Happy New Year 2018” Shine. Photos of the mishap spread rapidly in the social media, accompanied by mocking comments.

“In Sydney it’s still 2018, I’m going to bed now,” wrote a Twitter user. Another tweeted: “Oh dear, this horrible year never end!”

+++ 07.04 PM: survey: Germans like to see air travel in the holidays-critical +++

The German holiday travel to see the aircraft increasingly critical. In the case of a representative Online survey conducted by the Institute YouGov, 47% of the respondents stated that they could imagine, personally, a waiver of air travel for environmental reasons. 41 percent were not ready for it.

In the past, have abandoned claims to 19 percent of the respondents aware on a flight to conserve the environment. 73 percent said they have never done. The possibility of a voluntary Eco-tax to compensate for the CO2 pollution have used 13 per cent of the passengers for at least one flight in 2018. With the money, for example, afforestation programmes are funded. Every third said, to have this opportunity to know nothing about them.

+++ 06.16 PM: More bodies after a gas explosion in Russia recovered +++

The heavy gas explosion on new year’s eve in the Russian Magnitogorsk has at least seven people and possibly dozens of deaths. The news Agency Tass reported, citing new information from the civil protection Ministry. Rescue workers had pulled in the night more bodies from the rubble, after the complete rising of a ten-storey apartment blocks, like a house of cards was brought down. A further 37 people were listed as missing. Accordingly, 25 homes were completely destroyed and ten partially.

In the rubble were looking for rescuers in a race against time to Buried because Survivors threatened at minus 27 degrees at night and minus 19 on the day of the death by Freezing. The Explosion occurred at 4.00 PM local time (0.00 GMT).

in Magnitogorsk, located about 1400 miles East of the capital Moscow. Even President Vladimir Putin flew out of his resort of Sochi in the city in the Urals, in order to learn about the rescue work and to speak with Victims.

+++ 06.04 PM: a 21-Year-old in Tokyo in the crowd and injured nine people +++

In Tokyo, a 21-Year-old with a car in the new year’s eve night in a crowd of people hazards. In the case of the incident ten minutes after midnight on a busy street of the Japanese capital, eight people were injured, local media reported. The 21-Year-old grip on the road, another man and injured this also. The 21-Year-old was arrested.

The alleged perpetrator was killing with the “intent to” in the crowd of the dangers, said a police spokesman to the AFP news Agency. A student was injured hard and had to be operated on in the hospital.

The Japanese broadcaster NHK, according to the 21-Year-old told the police he wanted to practice “in retaliation for the death penalty”. More detailed information on his subject of the man made accordingly.

+++ 04: 43: Kim threatens the United States with departure from the policy of détente +++

North Korea’s ruler, Kim Jong-Un has threatened the United States with the end of the most recent policy of détente, Washington should maintain its sanctions against Pyongyang. In this case, his country would have to think “about a new way to protect our sovereignty and interests,” said Kim in his new year speech. At the same time, he stressed that it wanted good relations with the United States.

North Korea refused so far, but a complete nuclear disarmament without consideration, and threatened with the resumption of its nuclear program, Washington should the economic sanctions do not cancel. The US is insisting on a complete nuclear disarmament before the sanctions against the North Korean nuclear weapons and missile program to be repealed.

+++ 04.02 PM: Three German after icy night on mountain in the Tyrol +++

rescued Three young Germans have been rescued after a night on a 2000 metre high mountain in Austria. The three 22-Year-old could drive on Sunday evening in the Tyrol, with heavy snow and total darkness is no longer and placed an emergency call, such as the Austrian news Agency APA reported. Because of the bad weather conditions they could be, therefore, only on Monday afternoon by a rescue helicopter recovered.

Two of the Rescued the plight survived, according to the APA unharmed. A man was admitted accordingly, with frostbite of the hands and feet in a hospital.

The three 22-Year-old, according to APA on Sunday afternoon, with snow shoes from the valley station of the Ehrwalder Almbahnen ascended in the direction of a hut on the Zugspitze Platt. Against 21.30 o’clock the three reached exhausted, therefore, completely, in total darkness and in heavy snow a location on 2000 meters of altitude and bustle, where you can drop an emergency call. They dug a cave, therefore, a snow, to survive the night.

+++ 01.01 PM: Three injured in knife attack in Manchester +++

In the case of a knife attack in Manchester, three people were injured. As the police announced, were in the attack in the vicinity of a train station in the British city of a man, a woman and a police officer injured. The alleged attacker established the fact, according to the 38-year-old eye-witnesses Sam Clack with bomb attacks on the “other countries”.

The knife attack took place on Monday evening. The Suspect was overwhelmed. The three injured were taken to the police for treatment to the hospital.

kng / DPA / AFP

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Teodora Torrendo is an investigative journalist and is a correspondent for European Union. She is based in Zurich in Switzerland and her field of work include covering human rights violations which take place in the various countries in and outside Europe. She also reports about the political situation in European Union. She has worked with some reputed companies in Europe and is currently contributing to USA News as a freelance journalist. As someone who has a Masters’ degree in Human Rights she also delivers lectures on Intercultural Management to students of Human Rights. She is also an authority on the Arab world politics and their diversity.


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