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The United States of America marked the tenth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks which killed almost 3,000 people (photo, from tf1.fr). Ten years ago nineteen terrorists hijacked four airliners and crashed them into the World Trade Center in New York, the Pentagon and a Pennsylvania field. (more…)

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After the 2001 terror attacks, thousands of workers in New York were exposed to toxic dust. More than 10,000 firefighters, labourers and police sued the city and dozens of companies, saying they were not properly protected during the rescue and clean-up efforts. (photo, from bbcimg.co.uk) (more…)

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Controversial plans to build a mosque near Ground Zero in New York has a major defender : US president Barack Obama.

Opponents have protested against the construction of an Islamic cultural centre and mosque several hundred feet away from the site of the Twin Towers. (photo, from bbcimg.co.uk) (more…)

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As it was “not realistic”, the owner of the World Trade Center has abandoned the timetable for rebuilding work at the site of the 9/11.

A dozen issues which had slowed work and raised costs have been listed over by Christopher Ward, Port Authority of New York and New Jersey executive director. (more…)

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