Investigators in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, launched a probe to determine the cause of a fire that broke out at The Address Downtown luxury hotel Thursday, a couple of hours before the city’s New Year’s Eve fireworks display. Continue reading
At least 35 people were killed and another 42 injured during a New Year’s celebration in Shanghai, local media reported.
In other news, December was the first month in the nearly seven-year long Iraq war without a U.S. combat death, and the U.K. launched a review of airport security in the wake of the failed plane bombing over Detroit on Christmas Day. Continue reading