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Dozens dead in New Year’s Eve nightclub attack in Istanbul, Turkey

An assailant believed to have been dressed in a Santa Claus costume opened fire at a nightclub in Istanbul during New Year’s celebrations Saturday, killing at least 35 people and wounding 40 others in what the province’s governor described as a terror attack.

Gov. Vasip Sahin said the attacker, armed with a long-barreled weapon, killed a policeman and a civilian outside the club before entering and firing on people partying inside. He did not say who may have carried out the attack.
“Unfortunately (he) rained bullets in a very cruel and merciless way on innocent people who were there to celebrate New Year’s and have fun,” Sahin told reporters. (AP)

(Photos: IHA via AP, Yasin Akgul/AFP/Getty Images, AP)

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Dinner for who?!

Watching a movie isn’t an activity that most Americans associate with New Year’s Eve celebrations, but one short film is a staple of a German New Year’s. Dinner For One, an 18 minute black-and-white film, was released in 1963 featuring British comedians Freddie Frinton and May Warder. The plot revolves around the 90th birthday of an upper-class Englishwoman who hosts a celebration dinner every year for her friends. The problem is that she has actually outlived those friends. As such, her butler James makes his way around the table, impersonating each of the guests in turn–including consuming that guest’s share of alcohol.

It has been estimated that nearly half the German population watches this film to mark the New Year. Is this classic film part of your New Year’s plans?

🌟🌿🍉🍊🍓🍆 Let’s make this New Year about abundance, health, becoming our BEST selves & bringing some more colour into our own lives, and the lives of those around us!
I honestly can’t believe how quickly this year’s gone by. It’s been a particularly tough one for me and I just wanted to take this time to thank all of my family, friends + each one of YOU for your endless support, love and inspiration. I am so lucky to have you all in my life.
I’m not a big believer in New Years resolutions because, to me, the right time to start something is always right now. But I’m setting some intentions for 2017: To put more energy into positive thoughts, self growth and self love, as well as my health, strength and fitness. And most of all, focus on living in the NOW. I’m excited about all the new opportunities & adventures that 2017 holds.
I thought this little quote summed up my thoughts perfectly ~ ‘Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t, you’re right.'✨✨ I’d love to hear what you’re focusing on this next year? Here’s to making this next year the best yet. Let’s FLOURISH💛 xx

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New Year’s celebrations around the world

A look at the New Year’s celebrations around the globe to ring in 2017.

(Photos: Dale de la Rey/AFP/Getty Images, Nezir Aliyev/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images, Brett Hemmings\City of Sydney/Getty Images, Billy H.C. Kwok/Getty Images)

See more photos from the celebrations on Yahoo News.

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