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Two million revellers see in 2017 in Times Square

Two million people gathered in New York to see in 2017.

The crowds, surrounded by a ring of sand trucks and some 7,000 police, witnessed the descent of the kaleidoscopic ball in Times Square at midnight

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Commuter train derails after crash near New York

Emergency services attend the scene. Credit: Reuters

A crash between two trains near New York caused one to derail and the other to catch fire.

A commuter train carrying around 600 people derailed east of New Hyde Park in Long Island after it hit a work train on the tracks.

The work train caught fire following the crash just after 9pm (local time) on Saturday.

New York governor Andrew Cuomo said 11 people have been taken to hospital. None of the injuries are believed to be life-threatening.

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