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  1. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Skydivers arrested over jump from New York's World Trade Centre

    Posted Mar 25th 2014, 09:42pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in New York Skydivers arrested over World Trade Centre leap Three extreme-skydiving enthusiasts accused of parachuting off New York's World Trade Centre tower last ... which is supposed to be one of the most tightly protected in the US. The skyscraper, still under construction, crowns the rebuilt World Trade Centre, a project steeped in security concerns. ...

  2. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Romney visits New York as world focuses on UN

    Posted Sep 25th 2012, 03:54pm by Reuters in New York

    ... Reuters in New York Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney will try to take advantage of a focus on the United Nations on Tuesday to outline how he would promote development in countries that need it as he tries to get his campaign back on track. Romney is to speak at the Clinton Global Initiative in New York shortly before his opponent in the November 6 election, ...

  3. News - World - UNITED STATES

    London imam Abu Hamza convicted of US terrorism charges

    Posted May 20th 2014, 09:48am by Reuters in New York

    ... Reuters in New York New York jury takes less than two days to find Islamist preacher extradited from the UK guilty on 11 counts of terrorism after four-week trial London imam Abu Hamza al-Masri was convicted of terrorism charges in New York on Monday, following a four-week trial that shined a spotlight on the preacher’s controversial anti-Western statements. After deliberating ...

  4. News - World - UNITED STATES

    American Civil Liberites Union sues for details of US surveillance under executive order

    Posted Dec 31st 2013, 12:18pm by Reuters in New York

    ... Reuters in New York The ACLU is seeking to use the law to force the US government to release details of the NSA's electronic surveillance programme The American Civil Liberties Union ... communications are swept up. The lawsuit, filed in US District Court in New York, came three days after the ACLU lost a bid to block a separate programme that collects the phone calls of millions ...

  5. News - World - UNITED STATES

    New York's biggest subway hub- the US$1.4b Fulton Centre- opens

    Posted Nov 10th 2014, 09:45pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in New York New World Trade Centre now linked to nine lines and the rest of the city New York's biggest subway hub opens New York's biggest subway hub has opened in lower Manhattan- a vital link between the new World Trade Centre and the rest of the city. The Metropolitan Transportation Authority on Sunday inaugurated the US$1.4 billion Fulton Centre, ...

  6. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Obama strategist David Plouffe joins smartphone car-hailing service Uber

    Posted Aug 20th 2014, 09:19pm by AFP

    ... Uber's new leader, who will be bringing the expertise, wisdom, and strategic mindset to the next phase of the Uber movement, shepherding us well beyond the challenges of the Big Taxi cartel and into the brave new world of software-powered transportation." Uber has faced significant resistance from regulators in several countries, who accuse it of unfair competition and lack of standards. ...

  7. News - World - UNITED STATES

    World Trade Centre back in business as staff of first tenant begin work

    Posted Nov 04th 2014, 09:00pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in New York 13 years after 9/11 attacks, Manhattan tower welcomes its first tenants World Trade Centre back in business The silvery skyscraper that rose from the ashes ... and the World Trade Centre site. Steps away from the new 541-metre tower are two memorial fountains built on the footprints of the decimated towers, a reminder of the more than 2,700 people who died. ...

  8. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Don't leave me hanging: Dangling window cleaners rescued from World Trade Centre

    Posted Nov 13th 2014, 10:52am by AP

    ... Associated Press in New York Firefighter slice through windows in rescue at World Trade Centre Cleaners left dangling, 70 storeys high Two window washers trapped on a scaffold dangling ... more than a week after the tallest building in the United States officially opened, was followed by throngs of New Yorkers on the ground and many more around the world watching on live ...

  9. News - World - UNITED STATES

    New York’s Times Square unveils enormous advertising billboard

    Posted Nov 19th 2014, 10:42pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in New York Times Square adverts go big screen New York's Times Square has been illuminated by the world's highest resolution video display screen of its ... on dozens of other screens lining the bustling New York crossroads. Hundreds of tourists braved frigid temperatures to see the screen come to life, snapping photos of the digital billboard ...

  10. News - World - UNITED STATES

    SeaWorld plans renovations to orca tanks in wake of Blackfish criticism

    Posted Aug 17th 2014, 07:20am by AP

    ... Associated Press in New York Renovations at marine mammal theme parks follow criticism in Blackfish documentary SeaWorld vows better life for its whales After more than a year of public criticism of its treatment of killer whales, SeaWorld said it would build new, larger environments at its theme parks and would fund additional research on the animals along with programmes ...




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