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Here's What Happened Today: New Year's Eve

Everyone’s talking about the Haass talks in Northern Ireland, a warning to terrorists in Russia, and the dawning of the New Year.

NEED TO CATCH up? TheJournal.ie brings you a round-up of today’s news…

imageUshering in the New Year in Sydney. Pic: AP Photo/Rob Griffith

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imageA press conference at the Grenoble hospital, in the French Alps, where former Formula One champion Michael Schumacher is being treated. Pic: AP Photo/Laurent Cipriani

#RUSSIA Putin told terrorists that they face ‘total destruction‘, in his New Year’s address.

#SCHUMACHER The manager of Michael Schumacher said that a journalist dressed as a priest tried to get near the seriously ill sports star in hospital.

#ANTARCTICA A helicopter was sent to rescue the passengers on a trapped science ship.

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#SOUTH SUDAN The UN fears that many prisoners and civilians have been killed in South Sudan.

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PARTING SHOT

A number of countries ushered in the New Year over the past few hours. Here are the spectacular fireworks at the Sydney Harbour. Happy New Year from everyone at TheJournal.ie, wherever you are!

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