New Year celebrations around the world

Revellers around the world have been celebrating the beginning of 2014.

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Cameron and Miliband tweet New Year well wishes

Prime Minister David Cameron and Labour leader Ed Miliband have taken to Twitter to wish everyone a Happy New Year:


NASA astronauts send New Year greetings from the ISS

Astronauts on board the International Space Station have sent New Year's greetings to the crowd in New York's Times Square.

The video, which was played on the iconic square's big screen, features NASA's Rick Mastracchio and Mike Hopkins, Koichi Wakata of the Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency on the ISS and recently returned NASA astronaut Karen Nyberg.

North Korea releases images of New Year festivities

North Korea's state new agency KCNA has released images of the New Year celebrations in the capital Pyongyang.

Revellers in North Korea watch the fireworks display. Credit: REUTERS/KCNA
Fireworks explode in the sky over the North Korean capital Pyongyang. Credit: REUTERS/KCNA

Archbishop urges people to 'try and change the world'

The Archbishop of Canterbury has urged people to adopt a New Year's resolution of tackling poverty in their own neighbourhoods.

The Most Rev Justin Welby said in his first New Year message as head of the Church of England that many people were "struggling" in spite of many signs of hope.

Archbishop of Canterbury the Most Rev Justin Welby makes his first New Year message as head of the Church. Credit: Pool

The Archbishop said: "I want to suggest this year that each of us makes a resolution to try and change the world a bit where we are.

"Nelson Mandela said that dealing with poverty is not an act of charity, it's an act of justice, he said every generation has the chance to be a great generation and we can be that great generation."

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