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President Recep Tayyip Erdogan denies paying ransom to free Turkish hostages from Islamic State militants

RIchard Spencer Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has refused to comment on reports that hostages had been exchanged for three top-level prisoners.

China and Iran to conduct joint naval drills in the Persian Gulf

Practice: A Chinese guided-missile destroyer takes part in a navy exercise at the East China Sea off Shanghai in May.

Thomas Erdbrink and Chris Buckley Two Chinese warships have docked at Iran's principal naval port for the first time in history, Iranian admirals told state television on Sunday, adding that both countries would conduct four days of...

NASA's Maven explorer arriving at Mars

In this artist concept provided by NASA, the MAVEN spacecraft approaches Mars on a mission to study its upper atmosphere.

NASA's Maven spacecraft is on track to reach Mars following a journey spanning 10 months and 711 million kilometres.

New York St Patrick's Day parade lifts decades-old ban on gay groups

Protesters in Fifth Avenue in 2006 rally against the exclusion of Irish and Irish-American gays from marching in the annual St Patrick's Day parade.

Marc Santora A ban on gay groups participating in the St Patrick's Day march has ended after years of protests and court battles.

New York couple held in Amish girls kidnap

A New York couple has been arrested over the kidnapping of two young Amish sisters from their family's roadside farm stand that led to a manhunt along the US-Canada border.

New York Post front page photo of James Foley causes widespread anger

Journalist James Foley in 2007.

Staff reporters The New York Post has provoked outrage in the US by publishing a graphic image of American journalist James Foley about to be executed on its front page.

Patient with Ebola-like symptoms in New York City

The ebola virus, which has killed more than 800 people in west Africa.

Tina Susman New York's Mount Sinai Hospital was performing tests Monday on a patient who had travelled recently in West Africa, where an Ebola outbreak has killed hundreds of people, after he arrived at the...

New York body artist Trina Merry makes her models invisible

Trina Merry, left, paints model Jessica Mellow in colors of the Manhattan Bridge in the Brooklyn borough of New York.

Eryk Bagshaw Passers-by in New York City have been doing double takes over the past week as the 33-year-old has painted her models.

Australian family escapes New York bus crash

Pedestrians gather at the scene of the bus crash as first responders attend to 15 victims.

An Australian three-year-old holidaying with her family in New York has narrowly escaped death after a traffic light pole fell and crushed her stroller when two double-decker tour buses collided in...

Chaos as New York beggars' banquet turns ugly

 Chen Guangbiao speaks about his philanthropy during the lunch.

Philip Sherwell A stunt by a Chinese tycoon to provide free lunch to 300 homeless people degenerated into a shambles as word spread that the participants would not be receiving an expected cash handout.

New York's 'Cannibal Cop' freed as judge overturns conviction

Former New York City police officer Gilberto Valle, dubbed by local media as the

Michael Muskal and Tina Susman A federal judge in New York has overturned the conviction of a former New York cop after he was found guilty of what prosecutors said was a plot to kidnap and eat young women.

New York flies white flags - NYPD investigates

New York City Police officers stand at the base of a white flag flying atop the west tower of New York's Brooklyn Bridge.

Chris Dolmetsch The New York City Police Department is trying to figure out who replaced the American flags that fly atop the Brooklyn Bridge with white banners.

Marijuana should be legalised, says the New York Times

Marijuana plants on display for sale at the medical marijuana farmers market at the California Heritage Market in Los Angeles.

The New York Times has called for the legalisation of marijuana, comparing the federal ban on cannabis to Prohibition.

New York settles lawsuit over Central Park Five rape convictions

Yusef Salaam

Henry Goldman Five men convicted in the 1989 beating and rape of a female runner in Central Park whose verdicts were overturned have agreed to settle a civil rights lawsuit against New York City.

Brother of Camilla Parker Bowles dies in New York

Camilla Parker Bowles and Mark Shand

The brother of Camilla Parker Bowles, Britain's Duchess of Cornwall, died in a New York hospital on Wednesday after suffering a serious head injury as a result of a fall.

New York police recruit Muslims as informers

Difficult place: Bayjan Abrahimi, from Afghanistan, at his home in New York on May 8, 2014.

Joseph Goldstein One man was a food cart vendor from Afghanistan, arrested over a ticket. Another was an Egyptian-born limousine driver, picked up in a prostitution sting.

New York Times ousts first female editor Jill Abramson

New York Times managing editor Jill Abramson has been forced out.

Edmund Lee New York Times Co. unexpectedly ousted Jill Abramson as executive editor after less than three years on the job, naming Dean Baquet as her replacement.

Gender bias pay stoush hits The New York Times

Fired: Former <i>The New York Times</i> editor Jill Abramson.

Ravi Somaiya New York Times Co chairman Arthur Sulzberger jnr denied gender bias played any part in his decision to fire top editor Jill Abramson, as a row about equal pay for women engulfed the US media outlet.

Sacked New York Times editor Jill Abramson tells graduates: 'Show what you are made of'

Jill Abramson.

Ken Otterbourg and Jennifer Saba As controversy swirls around her departure from the top job of the prestigious US newspaper, Jill Abramson has some advice for 'anybody who has been dumped'.

71 arrested in New York after net child porn sting, including police chief, rabbi and Boy Scout leader

Trusted community members ... Photos of some of the 71 individuals arrested are displayed, as part of Operation Caireen.

By all appearances, they were respected and trusted members of their communities.