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Massive finback whale beached in New York City
Massive finback whale beached in New York City

A massive whale, some 60 feet (18 meters) long, beached itself on Wednesday morning in New York City, where, despite rescue efforts, it seemed to have little chance of survival.

Massive finback whale beached in New York City
New Yorkers live longer than other Americans: mayor
New Yorkers live longer than other Americans: mayor

New Yorkers are living longers than Americans overall, and the margin is increasing, Mayor Michael Bloomberg said Tuesday as he praised his administration's health policies.

New Yorkers live longer than other Americans: mayor
Former IMF head Dominique Strauss-Kahn. ©REUTERS
Settlement expected in Strauss-Kahn sex-case with maid

Lawyers for Dominique Strauss-Kahn, the ex-IMF chief and onetime French presidential hopeful, are headed to court Monday hoping to close the books on the New York sex scandal that destroyed his stellar career.

Settlement expected in Strauss-Kahn sex-case with maid
Shiite Muslims protest Pakistan govt in New York
Shiite Muslims protest Pakistan govt in New York

More than 1,000 Shiite Muslims marched in the streets of New York on Friday to voice their anger at the Pakistani government and the Taliban for what they called a "genocide" in their community.

Shiite Muslims protest Pakistan govt in New York
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Smartphones to light up Sydney's New Year show

Sydney's world-famous New Year's Eve fireworks will go interactive with a smartphone-powered light show, officials announced Thursday, with ambassador Kylie Minogue calling on the city to embrace.

Smartphones to light up Sydney's New Year show
a 32-year-old Guinean immigrant Nafissatou Diallo (R) and Dominique Strauss-Kahn(L).
Strauss-Kahn settles with sex 'assault' maid: reports

Disgraced former IMF chief and would-be French president Dominique Strauss-Kahn will settle out of court with a Manhattan maid who accused him of sexual assault, ending a sordid 18-month legal saga.

Strauss-Kahn settles with sex 'assault' maid: reports
A makeshift memorial is left outside the Krim family apartment. ©REUTERS
New York nanny pleads not guilty to kid slayings

A Manhattan nanny accused of stabbing to death two small children in her care before trying to commit suicide pleaded not guilty Wednesday in a hospital court hearing.

New York nanny pleads not guilty to kid slayings
Sandy costs top $42 bn in New York state: governor
Sandy costs top $42 bn in New York state: governor

Superstorm Sandy ran up a super bill of $42 billion across New York state, causing more damage than infamous Hurricane Katrina, Governor Andrew Cuomo said Monday, appealing for federal emergency funds.

Sandy costs top $42 bn in New York state: governor
Hundreds of NY homes to be razed after Sandy
Hundreds of NY homes to be razed after Sandy

Hundreds of New York City homes deemed to be safety hazards after superstorm Sandy will be razed in a vast operation the office of Mayor Michael Bloomberg describes as "unprecedented."

Hundreds of NY homes to be razed after Sandy
New York governor seeks $30 bn in aid after Sandy
New York governor seeks $30 bn in aid after Sandy

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo asked the US federal government for $30 billion in aid Monday to help his state recover from the devastation left by superstorm Sandy.

New York governor seeks $30 bn in aid after Sandy
Controversial billionaire Clive Palmer. ©REUTERS
Storm Sandy delays global launch of Titanic II

The flamboyant Australian mining magnate behind the building of the Titanic II said Friday a New York gala to unveil plans for the vessel would be delayed out of respect for the victims of super storm Sandy.

Storm Sandy delays global launch of Titanic II
Picasso sells for $41.5 million. Photo courtesy of news.xin.mns.com
Picasso sells for $41.5 million in New York

An erotically charged Picasso oil painting of his mistress alongside tulips and fruit sold Thursday for $41.5 million on an otherwise anemic night for high-end art in New York.

Picasso sells for $41.5 million in New York
Painting by Wassily Kandinsky. ©REUTERS
Kandinsky painting sets $23 mn record in New York

A painting by Wassily Kandinsky sold for $23 million in New York on Wednesday, setting an auction record for the Russian avant-garde artist.

Kandinsky painting sets $23 mn record in New York
New York kids back in school, but chaos continues
New York kids back in school, but chaos continues

Children flocked to reopened schools across New York Monday for the first time since superstorm Sandy, but colder weather piled on the misery for hundreds of thousands of people still lacking power.

New York kids back in school, but chaos continues
Tens of thousands lose housing in US superstorm
Tens of thousands lose housing in US superstorm

Tens of thousands of people whose homes were destroyed or damaged by superstorm Sandy faced a new crisis in New York on Sunday as temperatures plunged, raising the specter of people freezing to death.

Tens of thousands lose housing in US superstorm
New York axes marathon, but some electricity returns
New York axes marathon, but some electricity returns

Bowing to mounting pressure, Mayor Michael Bloomberg canceled New York's annual marathon set for Sunday.

New York axes marathon, but some electricity returns
Sandy death toll mounts as New York subway rolls again
Sandy death toll mounts as New York subway rolls again

The toll of death and suffering from superstorm Sandy mounted on Thursday even as New York struggled back to life, with the first subway trains rolling in four days.

Sandy death toll mounts as New York subway rolls again
There are no Kazakhstan citizens among victims of Sandy Hurricane in U.S.
There are no Kazakhstan citizens among victims of Sandy Hurricane in U.S.

All necessary aid will be rendered to Kazakhstan citizens if any applies to Kazakhstan Foreign Ministry.

There are no Kazakhstan citizens among victims of Sandy Hurricane in U.S.
Storm flooded seven New York subway lines: city
Storm flooded seven New York subway lines: city

Surging seawater forced ashore by superstorm Sandy flooded seven New York subway tunnels and six bus garages in the worst disaster in the history of city transport, the network's chief said Tuesday.

Storm flooded seven New York subway lines: city
Deadly storm floods and blacks out Manhattan
Deadly storm floods and blacks out Manhattan

Hurricane Sandy sent crippling floods pouring onto New York streets Monday, provoking a power plant explosion, blacking out much of Manhattan and leaving widespread storm devastation.

Deadly storm floods and blacks out Manhattan