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# 9/11

This year
# Assets
US judge rules 9/11 victims can't seize $3.5bn in Afghan assets despite Biden's green light
US President Joe Biden had said the money could be made available to the families of 9/11 victims.
Last year
# 9/11
Joe Biden confirms death of Al-Qaeda leader al-Zawahri in US drone strike
The US president said that US intelligence officials tracked al-Zawahri to a home in downtown Kabul where he was hiding out with his family.
# Sorry
Mickelson expresses sympathy to families of 9/11 victims after LIV criticism, as US Open looms
Meanwhile, the pairings for the tournament have been announced with Mickelson in a group alongside Shane Lowry.
All time
Al-Qaeda leader features in new video amid rumours he is dead
Ayman al-Zawahri appeared in a new video marking the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, months after rumours spread that he was dead.
# Front Pages
'A declaration of war': How the world's media covered the 2001 attacks on the Twin Towers
The US is marking the 20th anniversary of the tragedy this weekend.
# Twin Towers
Here's how the US is marking 20 years since the September 11 attacks
The US and other countries, including Ireland, are remembering the victims of 9/11 on its 20th anniversary.
# Guantánamo Bay
New 9/11 trial judge won't force it towards end, but wants 'action' after nine years of hearings
The second day of hearings after an 18-month break focused on a review of the judge’s own potential biases.
# Khalid Sheikh Mohammed
Trial of accused 9/11 mastermind restarts, days before 20th anniversary
The accused have been locked up in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba for nearly 15 years.
# 9/11
Biden moves to declassify documents about September 11 attacks
The order directs the Justice Department and other executive branch agencies to begin a declassification review.
# September 11
US pays tribute to 9/11 victims as pandemic forces socially distanced commemorations
President Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden will pay their respects at the same memorial today.
# September 11
Trump vows to hit Taliban 'harder' than ever on 9/11 anniversary
It has been 18 years since Al-Qaeda terrorists hijacked four US commercial airliners.
# New York
Eighteen years after the attacks, people are dying from 9/11 cancers
The 9/11 attacks released unprecedented amounts of chemicals into the air.
# Guantánamo Bay
Trial date set for alleged mastermind of 9/11 terror attacks
Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and four others in Guantanamo Bay prison camp will go on trial in January 2021.
# first responders
Emotional Jon Stewart attacks 'shameful' lawmakers for not turning up for 9/11 hearing
Representatives have argued that the bill is likely to pass anyway.
# Jason Spindler
American killed in Kenya hotel attack was 9/11 survivor
On 11 September 2001, Spindler was working for investment bank Salomon Smith Barney in the World Trade Center.
# come from away
A musical about 9/11: 'It has allowed me to define what happened in a way I never thought possible'
The show opened last night at the Abbey Theatre.
# World Trade Centre
22,000 pieces of human remains still being tested in the hope of identifying 9/11 victims
Today marks 17 years since two hijacked planes crashed into the Twin Towers in 2001.
# New York
9/11 victim's remains identified nearly 16 years later
Remains of 40% of the people who died in the attacks have yet to be identified.
# Ground Zero
FBI releases never-before-seen images of 9/11 attack on the Pentagon
The photos show the mass destruction at the site.
# Sydney
Australian prime minister links 'IS-inspired' stabbing to 9/11 anniversary
A 22-year-old man has been arrested.
# raising the flag
Fifteen years on, the flag raised over Ground Zero has found its way home
After plucking the flag from a nearby boat, three firefighters hoisted it amid the ashen destruction.
# Emergency
Too dangerous to call? Some US cities explore 911 texting
Emergency officials have stressed, however. that a voice call is preferred because dispatchers can elicit details more quickly.
# World Trade Center
The most expensive train station in the world opens its doors in New York today
There will be no official ceremony to mark the opening of the station, next to the site of the Twin Towers.
# Courts
'He is bleeding all over and I may have killed him': 911 call made by Jason Corbett's father-in-law
Tom and Molly Martens face charges over the death.
# Al Qaeda
The accused '9/11 Five' remain in Guantanamo and probably won't ever get a real trial
Attempts to put them on trial in New York for the terrorist attacks backfired.
# not good
'Outrageous' Donald Trump mocks disabled journalist
The US presidential candidate flailed his arms and changed his voice while imitating a New York Times reporter.
# Donald Trump
'It happened, I saw it on television': Trump claims thousands cheered 9/11 from New Jersey
The Republican presidential candidate said there is a large Arab population in the area.
# steve rannazzisi
This comedian just admitted to lying about escaping 9/11
Comedian Steve Rannazzisi made the claim on WTF with Marc Maron
# good girl
The last remaining 9/11 rescue dog just celebrated her 16th birthday in style
Bretagne the golden retriever was a key figure of the search through the rubble in the aftermath of the World Trade Centre collapse.
# New York
Woman in iconic 9/11 'Dust Lady' photo dies of cancer
Marcy Borders said her cancer diagnosis was as a result of inhaling toxic air from the attack.
# Florida
A woman called the cops to report a drug deal gone wrong (you can imagine what happened)
Yes, she’s facing charges for drug possession.
# secret docs
9/11 conspiracy theories were on Osama Bin Laden's reading list
The Al-Qaeda leader also appeared to have been interested in attacking the French economy.
# New York
9/11 victim identified nearly 14 years on from attack
Matthew David Yarnell was aged 26 when he died.
# Missouri
Boy (5) fatally shot 9-month-old brother after finding gun
The boys’ mother contacted police.
Opinion: What my years as a military defence lawyer in Guantánamo forced me to see
Guantánamo Bay has just marked its thirteen anniversary; its legacy is as shameful as it is horrifying.
# are you there santa
Little boys call 911 to talk to Santa, get a visit from police instead
Opinion: The Irish handprints on the world's most symbolic site – One World Trade Centre
Many Irish and Kerry men spent more than five years working at the resurrected World Trade Centre site.
# zero dark shirty
"I shot him two times in the forehead" - Two Navy Seals row over who killed Bin Laden
Robert O’Neill is the latest former Seal to claim he shot the Al-Qaeda leader.
# Centre of attention
One World Trade Centre's first tenants are moving in today
Publishing giant Conde Nast will move 170 staff into “America’s most secure office” today.
# 9/11
The Pentagon says the Navy Seal who shot bin Laden should not reveal himself
The Pentagon said that anyone who participated in the 2011 operation was still bound by a non-disclosure agreement.