Music and tears for victims of 9/11 at New York memorial plaza

Mija Quigley mourns her son at the memorial plaza. Photo: AFP

Bagpipes, bells and a reading of the names of the near-3,000 people killed when hijacked jetliners crashed into the World Trade Centre, the Pentagon and a Pennsylvania field marked the 12th anniversary of the September 11 attacks in 2001.

Thursday, 12 September, 2013, 2:28am

I was there when the sky fell

The Tribute in Light rises above lower Manhattan, during a test, Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2013 in New York. Photo: AP

The No.2 train slowed to a halt. Inside the subway car, the overhead florescent lights went out for a moment and flickered back to life. The middle-aged Caucasian man standing next to me heaved an impatient sigh, bemoaning the frequent interruptions of an antiquated transport system.

11 Sep 2013 - 12:49pm

Bin Laden's son-in-law pleads not guilty to 9/11 crimes

Senator Lindsey Graham points to an image of Osama bin Laden's son-in-law, Sulaiman Abu Ghaith, who is in US custody. Photo: NYT

Osama bin Laden's son-in-law pleaded not guilty yesterday to plotting against Americans in his role as al-Qaeda's top spokesman, as a landmark case trying a terror suspect on US soil moves forward.

9 Mar 2013 - 2:42am

Ground-Zero 'shoes to die for' advert a 'coincidence'

The Staccato booth at Times Square yesterday - the anniversary of 9/11. Photo: David Wong

"Shoes to die for" by Ground-Zero. It is not an advertising slogan most global companies would launch in the month of September, considering the 9/11 anniversary, but Hong Kong shoemaker Staccato did.

12 Sep 2012 - 3:31am

US marks more low-key 9/11 anniversary

A New York police officer salutes the American flag hanging from One World Trade Centre in Manhattan. Photo: EPA

Americans marked the 11th anniversary of the September 11 attacks in a sombre, but more low key mood as memory of the cataclysm gradually fades.

As every year, relatives of the nearly 3,000 people killed when hijacked airliners slammed into New York’s World Trade Centre gathered at ground zero to read the names of the dead.

11 Sep 2012 - 9:32pm