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First day of a calendar year, in particular, January 1 in the Julian and Gregorian calendar

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New Year: First day of a calendar year, in particular, January 1 in the Julian and Gregorian calendar
New Year is the time or day at which a new calendar year begins and the calendar's year count increments by one.

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Myanmar will free almost 25,000 prisoners in an amnesty to mark the traditional New Year, the president's office said on Friday, its largest mass pardon in recent years.
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Austrian conservatives and Greens strike New Year's coalition deal

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London's New Year parade: Thousands perform in 34th event

Half a million people lined the route of the 34th annual parade in central London.
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India celebrates New Year's Eve with protests against citizenship law

Thousands of Indians ushered in the New Year by demonstrating against a citizenship law despite Prime Minister Narendra Modi's attempts to dampen protests that have run for nearly three weeks.
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Austria's future cabinet took shape on Tuesday, with conservative Sebastian Kurz and his party set to control the lion's share of ministries under a coalition deal with the Greens widely expected to be..
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Hong Kong protesters formed giant human chains and marched through shopping malls on New Year's Eve, urging people not to give up the fight for democracy in 2020.
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Large crowds thronged Sydney harbor on Tuesday to watch Australia's famous New Year's Eve fireworks, even as smoke from deadly wildfires turned skies in nearby coastal towns blood-red.
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Turkey arrests 94 Islamic State suspects ahead of New Year

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January can be a "bleak month" and donations drop off in the New Year, Bedford Foodbank says.
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Dangling more than 50 meters above a busy Tokyo street, window cleaners dressed up as a boar and a rat on Thursday scrubbed windows at a downtown hotel ahead of the country's New Year festivities.
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