Kanye West, Paul McCartney cut New Year's single

Jan 2, 2015

Kanye West, Paul McCartney cut New Year's single

Musical powerhouses Kanye West and Paul McCartney have teamed up in a surprise collaboration to produce a new single released Thursday, “Only One.” The soft ballad, which West said was inspired by his daughter, features the vocals of the world-famous rapper, and former Beatle ...

2015 begins with tragedy in Shanghai, fireworks elsewhere

Jan 2, 2015

2015 begins with tragedy in Shanghai, fireworks elsewhere

Revelers crowded New York’s Times Square and converged on the beaches of Brazil and skyscrapers of Dubai to say good riddance to a turbulent 2014 marred by terror woes, Ebola outbreaks and a horrific series of airline disasters. But tragedy struck in Shanghai, Baghdad ...

Jan 2, 2015

Huge fire razes Philippine shanties, killing three

A huge blaze believed to have been ignited by firecrackers razed nearly a thousand shanties and killed three people in a creekside slum in the Philippine capital, one of more than a dozen fires across the country linked to raucous New Year’s celebrations. Strong ...

Thousands of Europeans take icy New Year's plunges

Jan 2, 2015

Thousands of Europeans take icy New Year's plunges

After a long night of celebrating the arrival of 2015 tens of thousands of Europeans saw no better way to begin the new year than to jump into freezing water. In the Netherlands alone some 50,000 people, many wearing knitted caps in trademark Dutch ...

Jan 2, 2015

U.S. man decapitates mother with ax on New Year's Eve

A schizophrenic Florida man decapitated his mother with an ax on New Year’s Eve because he was fed up with her nagging, U.S. authorities and media said Thursday. Christian Jose Gomez, 23, was arrested and charged with first degree murder after admitting to killing ...