5 things to know on Friday, January 1, 2016.

Happy new year! The weekend is nearly here and CTV News has all of the day’s top stories. Here are the five things you need to know: Canada is behind in bringing in Syrian refugees; people around the world celebrated on New Year's Eve despite terror threats in some countries; a Syrian refugee who is looking to help her sick has landed in Canada; a fire that consumed much of a 63-storey hotel in Dubai is still going; and an Edmonton woman is ditching the dress she has worn the entire year.

1. Refugee deadline: Just over 6,000 Syrian refugees have landed in Canada as we start 2016 -- and the federal government will need another two weeks to meet its previously-set target to settle 10,000 refugees. But Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship John McCallum hopes Canadians will be proud of the humanitarian resettlement effort so far.

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