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Ukraine crisis: Jews ordered to register in Donetsk

Oren Dorell Jews in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk, where pro-Russian militants have taken over government buildings, were told they have to "register" with the Ukrainians who are trying to make the city...

Oscar Pistorius trial: key defence witness will not testify

Stephanie Findlay A star pathologist hired by Oscar Pistorius says he will not testify at the athlete's murder trial, in another blow for his defence after a week of savage cross-examination.

Chelsea Clinton says she is expecting

Amy Chozick Chelsea Clinton said on Thursday that she and her husband, Marc Mezvinsky, are expecting their first child this northern autumn.

Survivors of Korean ferry recall a sharp turn, then chaos

Choe Sang-hun It was a trip that the second-year students at Danwon High School had been eagerly awaiting, a last chance for fun before a gruelling year of study.

New York buildings collapse: searchers scour rubble for survivors after gas explosion kills 7

A man is loaded onto a stretcher by emergency service workers near the scene of where two buildings collapsed after a gas-leak explosion.

Verena Dobnik New York: Rescuers working amid cold, gusty winds and billowing smoke pulled four additional bodies overnight from the rubble of two Manhattan apartment buildings, as the death toll rose on Thursday...

New York: Explosions 'ripped the stomach right out of you'

NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 12: Firefighters from the Fire Department of New York (FDNY) respond to a five-alarm fire and building collapse at 1646 Park Ave in the Harlem neighborhood of Manhattan March 12, 2014 in New York City. Reports of an explosion were heard before the collapse of two multiple-dwelling buildings that left at least 17 people injured.   Kena Betancur/Getty Images/AFP

Marc Santora The explosion was so powerful it lifted Jaye Virgo off the bed where she lay in her Harlem apartment on Wednesday morning and blasted her window fan from the sill. Outside that window was chaos.

Man arrested in NSW over New York death

Arrest

A fugitive accused of beating to death a New York store has been captured in Australia after police secretly swiped samples of his DNA .

New York mayor Bill de Blasio slammed over dangerous driving

Bill de Blasio has driven into accusations of hypocrisy: his SUV broke road rules after he ordered a dangerous driving crackdown.

One dead, 27 made ill by carbon monoxide at New York mall

Ambulance

One man died and dozens more were treated in hospitals or at the scene after suffering carbon monoxide poisoning at a mall restaurant on New York's Long Island on Saturday evening, police said.

Gay exclusion makes Boston, New York mayors skip St Patrick's parade

Michael Muskal Amid the continuing legal fights over same-sex marriage and the growing acceptance of homosexuals and their rights, there remains an area where gay participation remains controversial: the annual...

China to expel New York Times journalist

Image problem: Chinese policemen try to block journalists from interviewing a lawyer for Chinese anti-corruption activist Xu Zhiyong in Beijing on January 26.

Ben Blanchard China-based reporter for the New York Times has been told to leave the country before the end of the week, in a case which could sour Beijing's relations with Washington.

'I'll break you in half': New York congressman threatens TV reporter after president's address

Threatened reporter on camera ... New York Representative Michael Grimm.

Washington: New York Representative Michael Grimm is defending his actions after he physically threatened a reporter at the Capitol after President Barack Obama's State of the Union address.

New York City Hit With Another Winter Snowstorm

A pedestrian walks against the snow and wind.

Another round of winter weather followed a day of unseasonable temperatures with several inches of snow in the eastern United States on Monday, closing schools, disrupting air traffic and snarling...

Philip Seymour Hoffman death: Four arrested in New York drug raid

Hoffman

Four people were arrested in lower Manhattan on Tuesday evening with more than 350 bags of heroin as part of the investigation into the death of actor Philip Seymour Hoffman, a law enforcement...

US snow storms lead to salt shortage, stage of emergency in New York

Scott Malone Officials in New York and New Jersey warned they were starting to run short of the rock salt used by road crews to keep ice from building up on highways and local roads, as a result of repeated...

One year on since Superstorm Sandy hit New York

The one-year anniversary of Hurricane Sandy in the Brooklyn borough of New York, October 29, 2013. Victims of Superstorm Sandy returned the waterfront where their neighbors and loved ones were killed...

Account of a young Lee Harvey Oswald with BB gun in New York surfaces

Lee Harvey Oswald

Dan Barry Nearly 30 years ago, a seventh-grader at the East Midwood Hebrew Day School in Brooklyn needed to complete a social studies assignment, something along the lines of what was it like in the olden days.

Aussie Alan Dixon makes a killing in New York real estate

Alan Dixon, an Australian investor, stands inside a home he purchased in the Brooklyn borough of New York.

Julie Creswell Australian investor Alan Dixon is making a killing buying up property in New York. In just two years, the investment fund he runs has bought more than 500 homes.

New York train derails: Four dead, 67 injured

A victim is treated at the site of a Metro-North train derailment in the Bronx borough of New York.

J. David Goodman and Joseph Goldstein At least four people were killed after a Metro-North Railroad train derailed on Sunday morning in the Bronx along the Hudson River.

Attention turns to train’s speed on sharp curve following deadly derailment in New York

Metro-North engineer William Rockefeller Jr.

Matt Flegenheimer and Patrick Mcgeehan To any engineer on the Metro-North Railroad’s Hudson line, the stretch where a train derailed on Sunday was well known: It includes one of the sharpest curves in the system