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Taliban requests to address UN General Assembly in New York City

The Taliban have requested to address world leaders at the United Nations General Assembly this week in New York City. A UN committee will rule on the request but it is unlikely to happen during the current session of the body. The Taliban also nominated their Doha-based spokesperson, Suhail Shaheen, as Afghanistan’s UN ambassador. The […]

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Hundreds of migrating birds die after crashing into New York City’s glass skyscrapers

Hundreds of birds migrating through New York City died after crashing into the city’s glass towers. Images showed the World Trade Center littered with bird carcasses. This week’s avian death toll was particularly high, but bird strikes on Manhattan skyscrapers are a persistent problem that NYC Audubon has documented for years, said Kaitlyn Parkins, a […]

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New York City’s subway breakdown blamed on ‘power off’ button being hit

A recent power outage that disrupted half of New York City’s subway system for several hours and stranded hundreds of passengers was likely caused by someone accidentally pressing an “Emergency Power Off” button. Investigators looking into the disruption on the night of August 29 said there was a “strong possibility” that the button was accidentally […]

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Actor Michael K. Williams found dead at his Brooklyn penthouse

Actor Michael K. Williams, who as the rogue robber of drug dealers Omar Little on “The Wire” created one of the most beloved and enduring characters in a prime era of television, died on Monday. Williams was found dead Monday afternoon by family members in his Brooklyn penthouse apartment, New York City police said. He […]

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Budding Texas YouTuber arrested for crashing drone in the World Trade Center complex in New York City

A Texas man was arrested for flying a drone in the World Trade Center complex in New York City on August 2 and crashing it into one of the skyscrapers. The man was identified as 22-year-old Adam Ismail. The budding YouTuber from Dallas said: “Now, I’ve got a great New York story… I need to […]

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Two men brandishing guns injure at least 10 people in a mass shooting in New York City

At least 10 people were injured in a mass shooting in New York City late Saturday. The individuals, whose ages range from 19 to 72, are being treated in local hospitals for non-life-threatening injuries, the New York City Police Department said. Police responded to numerous 911 calls about a shooting around 10:30pm. Assistant Chief Galen […]

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Wildfires in western United States and Canada cause severe air pollution as far as New York City

Wildfires raging across the United States and Canada, on Tuesday have caused harmful air pollution as far away as New York City. In 13 western states, more than 80 large active wildfires have charred almost 1.3 million acres of drought-parched vegetation in recent weeks, an area larger than Delaware, according to the National Interagency Fire […]

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Business World

Nearly 19% of office buildings in New York City remain vacant, the highest on record

Nearly 19 percent of office space in New York City is remain completely empty despite coronavirus restrictions being lifted more than two weeks ago and easing have started months earlier. Although many companies have either called or are preparing to request workers to return to their offices, the amount of space available to be leased […]

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Airbnb pays Australian tourist $7 million after rape at rental property in New York City

Vacation rental company Airbnb paid a tourist $7 million after she was allegedly raped at a rental property in New York City. Bloomberg reported an Australian traveller received the payout after an attack on New Year’s Eve in 2015. The victim and her friends picked up the keys to the property from a nearby shop […]

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New York police puts down robotic dogs following outcry over their deployment

New York City’s police (NYPD) say they will stop using robotic dogs following an outcry over their deployment. The NYPD says it has ended a contract with the Boston Dynamics firm for the remote-controlled Digidogs. The police have been testing one of the machines since last year, hoping such devices would help “save lives, protect […]

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Man is selling a year’s worth of fart audio clips recorded in quarantine for $89

A man in Brooklyn, New York City is selling a year’s worth of fart audio clips recorded in quarantine. Alex Ramirez-Mallis, 36, a film director speaking with NY Post asked if people are selling digital art and GIFs, why one can’t sell farts. The film director is trying to capitalize on the craze by selling […]

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Cargo plane catches fire after take-off; debris fall over Dutch town, 2 injured

Two people were injured after pieces of cargo plane broke off and fell from the sky on the Netherlands town of Meerssen, authorities said. Pieces fell after the Boeing 747 cargo plane experienced an engine fire shortly after taking off from Maastricht, according to the Dutch regional safety inspector (Veiligheidsregio) and Maastricht Aachen Airport (MAA). […]