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About 700 protesters have been arrested on Saturday night after they shut down a lane of traffic for several hours on Brooklyn Bridge (photo, from nytimes.com). They were protesting against corporate greed in a walk organised by the “Occupy Wall Street” group. Most of them have now been freed, said New York City police. (more…)

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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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The sexual assault case against former IMF director Dominique Strauss-Kahn has been dismissed on Tuesday by a New York judge Michael Obus. (photo, from leparisien.fr) (more…)

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The state of New York became the sixth and largest in the US to allow men and women to marry members of the same sex. (photo, from bbcimg.co.uk)

With 33-29, the Republican-controlled senate voted for a bill earlier approved by the lower house, where the Democrats have the majority. (more…)

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Hundreds of people rallied in New York on Monday, to protest at this week’s Congressional hearings on the US Muslim community. (photo, from bbcimg.co.uk) (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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