RT News - January 01, 2015 (12:00 MSK)

Fireworks shimmer over Moscow and across the world - as people cheer in the new year. London, New York, Berlin, Dubai, and other major cities have also celebrated the coming of 2015 in grand style. But in China's Shanghai, celebrations turned to horror with 35 people dead following a violent stampede on one of the city's largest squares. Palestine signs up to join the International Criminal Court to pursue Israel over alleged war crimes - after its latest UN bid for statehood narrowly fails.