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Al Qaeda operative captured in Libya brought to U.S. to face trial

A Libyan Al-Qaeda suspect who was snatched from Tripoli by US commandos and interrogated on an American warship, has been brought to New York to face trial, a prosecutor said Monday. Anas al-Libi arrived in the United States at the weekend and was brought directly to New York, where he…

New York to boost young girls’ self-esteem with ‘body-beautiful’ campaign

In a city plastered with images of stick-thin models, New York is waging a new campaign to boost self-esteem among girls as young as seven. Adult women the world over struggle with poor body image, but a publicly funded body-beautiful campaign is trying to tackle the problem, targeting girls as…

Street artist Banksy excites New Yorkers with month-long graffiti blitz

World-famous, reclusive artist Banksy is loose on the streets of New York, hosting a unique show that has whipped up excitement among hipsters and the chattering classes. The England-based graffiti maestro, who has never been formally identified, has promised to unveil a new piece of art on each day of…

Long-lost Napoleon portrait resurfaces in New York

A portrait of French emperor Napoleon Bonaparte, thought lost for two centuries, has turned up in New York, having been bought for less than a hundredth of its probable value. The artwork, painted by Jacques-Louis David in 1813 when Britain and Prussia were threatening to occupy France, shows Napoleon I…

WATCH: Motorcyclists chase SUV down leading up to NYC street attack

A 33-year-old man was hospitalized after being caught by a gang of motorcyclists following a chase through New York City highways into city streets on Sunday. DNAinfo New York reported that the beginning of the encounter was caught on a helmet camera worn by one of the riders. The video…

New York planning ‘wireless corridor’ for boosting city’s Internet access

Free Internet access will be given to more neighborhoods across New York as the Big Apple aims to build a “wireless corridor” designed to boost business, officials announced Monday. Mayor Michael Bloomberg said that from December free web access would be available in neighborhoods in Brooklyn, the Bronx, Staten Island,…

Cleanest air in 50 years! How did New York do it?

Those living in American cities may not be able to go out for a nonmetaphorical “breath of fresh air” quite yet, but there are signs of a remarkable rise in the quality of the nation’s air – even though pollution remains a threat to people’s health and contributes to global…

New York fashion week frenzy kicks off

The fashion world takes over New York, as industry heavyweights and several newcomers unveil their lines for next spring, and one designer stages the first show for plus-sized women. As the days begin to shorten in the Big Apple, the city can bask a little longer in the warmth as…

Three hurt in hard ferry landing at New York’s Liberty island

A ferry carrying tourists to visit New York’s iconic Statue of Liberty made a hard landing on Tuesday, lightly injuring three passengers, the coastguard said. The boat, carrying 497 passengers and nine crew members, made “a hard landing” upon arrival at Liberty Island, coastguard spokesman Charles Rowe told AFP. He…

VX nerve agent scare at JFK Airport in New York

Two customs inspectors became sick after inhaling fumes from a package at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport on Sunday morning, according to local media reports. FBI HAZMAT and Port Authority police are investigating the incident at the U.S. Postal Service facility. The item initially tested positive for VX,…

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