New Year's Eve 2019: celebrations around the world – live news

Follow all the celebrations as the clock strikes midnight and countries see out 2019 and welcome in the twenties

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London mayor Sadiq Khan has promised tonight’s New Year’s Eve celebrations will feature the “best fireworks London has ever seen” in a statement that verged on the political and which will annoy his Brexiteer detractors.

The capital will “project confidence” on the world stage through the impressive display, Khan said. “Hand on heart, these are going to be the best fireworks London has ever seen.”

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Source: theguardian