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Times Square New Year's Eve ball drop to celebrate journalists and press freedom

Times Square New Year's Eve ball drop to celebrate journalists and press freedomA test run of the Times Square New Year’s Eve ball drop is performed on 30 December. Organisers of the Times Square ball drop, New York City’s traditional New Year’s ceremony, have invited a group of journalists to press the ceremonial button. Tim Tompkins, president of the Times Square Alliance, said in a statement it was “fitting to celebrate free press and free speech as we reflect on where we’ve been during the past year and what it is we value most as a society”.



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New for New Year's Eve Times Square: NYPD drone will watch over crowd

New for New Year's Eve Times Square: NYPD drone will watch over crowdAs revelers in New York City's Times Square sway to old acquaintances they don't want to forget, there will be a new one on hand: a tethered drone.



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Beyond Times Square: 5 weird things American cities are dropping this New Year's Eve

Beyond Times Square: 5 weird things American cities are dropping this New Year's EveThe iconic ball in Times Square, isn't the only thing dropping on New Year's Eve. Among the things American cities are dropping: a huge guitar, a piñata and 'The Bologna Ranger.'



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New Year's Eve party in Times Square to cheer for press freedom

New Year's Eve party in Times Square to cheer for press freedomReporters will be the guests of honor at the New Year’s Eve party in New York’s Times Square on Monday, in what organizers said was a celebration of press freedom after an unusually deadly year for journalists at U.S. news outlets. Two attacks in particular weighed on organizers as they discussed in autumn whom to give the honor of initiating the ceremonial ball drop just before midnight, according to Tim Tompkins, president of the Times Square Alliance. One was the killing of Jamal Khashoggi, a Saudi columnist for the Washington Post and U.S. resident, inside a Saudi Arabian consulate in Turkey.



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Man drops engagement ring down drain moments after proposing in New York's Times Square

Man drops engagement ring down drain moments after proposing in New York's Times SquarePolice in New York City are searching for a man and woman who lost an engagement ring down a drain during a proposal that took a disastrous turn. The couple’s engagement was caught on camera after the man got down on one knee in Times Square on Friday evening. According to the New York City Police Department (NYPD), the woman said yes.



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Taxi hits pedestrians near Moscow's Red Square, injuring 8

Taxi hits pedestrians near Moscow's Red Square, injuring 8MOSCOW (AP) — Eight people, including two from Mexico, were injured Saturday when a taxi crashed into pedestrians on a sidewalk near Red Square in Moscow.



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Portraits of Egypt's leader fill iconic Cairo Square

Portraits of Egypt's leader fill iconic Cairo SquareCAIRO (AP) — Seven years ago, Cairo's Tahrir Square was filled with tens of thousands of Egyptians demanding change. Now it is plastered with portraits of the president, vowing continuity.



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Police looking for suspect who assaulted man at Times Square subway station

Police looking for suspect who assaulted man at Times Square subway stationPolice are searching for a suspect accused of beating up a subway rider at a station in Manhattan.



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Heart-Stopping Video Shows NYPD Cop Dragged by Car in Dramatic Times Square Chase

Heart-Stopping Video Shows NYPD Cop Dragged by Car in Dramatic Times Square ChaseAfter he's hit by the vehicle, NYPD Officer Ian Wallace gets up and pursues the suspect on foot.



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50 Tons Of Trash Expected After Times Square New Year's Eve Bash

50 Tons Of Trash Expected After Times Square New Year's Eve BashNew Year’s Eve in Times Square, New York City is always one heck of a party — but it’s also a cleanup effort of enormous proportions.



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