News is coming through of events in the Germany city of Cologne on New Year's Eve. A group of 1000 men of North African origin gathered near the main railway station, threw firecrackers into the crowd and then used the disturbance to rob the locals and to sexually assault a large number of German women. There appear to have been at least 35 sexual assaults. Cologne's police chief described it as "a completely new dimension of crime".
The incident is now being reported in the mainstream media. You can find reports here, here and here.
Update: According to the latest reports, there were 2000 men of north African origin involved; similar incidents have occurred in Hamburg and Stuttgart; and a town councillor has warned that the areas around the main railway station and the famous cathedral in Cologne should now be considered "no-go" areas.