RT News - January 01, 2015 (17:00 MSK)

A dazzling start to 2015 - as, around the globe, millions cheer in the New Year. We bring you the best of the worldwide spectacles, but in China, the midnight celebrations are marred by tragedy in Shanghai, where a stampede has left at least 36 people dead. And, a fresh diplomatic battle brews between Palestinians and Israelis - as Mahmoud Abbas signs up to join the International Criminal Court to pursue Tel Aviv for alleged war crimes.