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Friday 9 June 2023 Dublin: 11°C

# 9/11

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# sitdown sunday
Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads
The very best of the week’s writing from around the web.
# 9/11
Obama praises 9/11 unity on a low-key 11th anniversary
Relatives gathered as they do every year at the site of the World Trade Center attacks as the US president made a low-key appearance at the Pentagon which was also attacked.
# 9/11
'Important step' as WTC health programme adds 50 types of cancer
They were added to a list of World Trade Center attack-related illnesses covered by a health coverage programme. Today marks the 11th anniversary of the attacks.
# Anniversary
On the 11th anniversary of 9/11, agreement finally reached on memorial museum
Politicians have been instructed not to take part in the commemoration at Ground Zero in New York City later today.
# World Trade Center
Barack Obama message, signature hoisted to top of One World Trade Center
In photos: steel beam signed by the Obamas and police and construction workers at the WTC site has been lifted onto the 104th floor of the new skyscraper.
# 9/11
Khalid Sheikh Mohammed appears on 2,976 murder charges over 9/11
Mohammed and four alleged co-conspirators appeared in public for the first time in more than three years today.
# 9/11
9/11 suspects set for Guantanamo trial
Five men are accused of orchestrating the attacks which killed almost 3,000 people on 11 September, 2001.
# preparations
British military carry out security tests ahead of Olympics
The training includes the deployment of one weapon it hopes it never has to use
# Afghanistan
On Afghan trip, Obama says US is on a path to 'destroying Al Qaeda'
The US president was speaking on the day he signed an agreement for the period after US forces withdraw from Afghanistan in 2014.
# Skyscrapers
World Trade Center is now New York's tallest building again
The new tower is reclaiming the title held by its predecessors destroyed on 9/11 – check out this time-lapse video of its eight-year construction…
# jet crash
"The pilot is on my patio" - 911 tapes from Virginia jet crash released
The newly-released calls to emergency services reveal what local residents saw when the F-18 jet crashed into a retirement complex during a training flight on Friday.
# 9/11 Attacks
Accused 9/11 mastermind to face trial over attacks
Khalid Sheikh Mohammed could face the death penalty along with four others if convicted.
# darwin award
US man drinks petrol from jar, lights cigarette, dies
Probably not the smartest move ever.
# 9/11
Some 9/11 victims' remains went to landfill - Pentagon report
A report by the Pentagon has found that “several portions of remains” of people who died in the terrorist attacks were put in a landfill.
# september 11th
Cancer rates ‘triple among NYPD officers’ after 9/11
New statistics show that the number of police officers applying for cancer-related disability pensions following the 9/11 terrorist attacks has tripled.
# Gaffe
Mark Wahlberg apologises for saying he could have prevented 9/11 hijackings
Wahlberg had suggested he could have single-handedly prevented the tragedy if he had been on one of the planes.
# Hitchens
Christopher Hitchens, author and polemicist, dead at 62
Weakened by cancer, Hitchens continued to write for Vanity Fair in his final days, questioning the saying that what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger
# Bin Laden
Osama bin Laden was 'tender, gentle family man', says successor
Ayman al-Zawahiri said he wanted to “show the human side” of the man responsible for the 9/11 attacks.
# Iran
US, Ireland walk out as Iran delivers UN speech
US delegates leave chambers after President Ahmadinejad refers to 9/11 attacks as a “mystery”.
# United Nations
Tánaiste to address the United Nations General Assembly
The UNGA meets for the 66th this week with the issue of Palestinian statehood among the topics to be discussed.
# Hot Water
Liverpool striker displays bad grammar, unpopular 9/11 views on Twitter
Liverpool striker Nathan Eccleston is in trouble with the club after comments he made on Twitter about September 11th.
# Al Qaeda
Osama Bin Laden sends message from beyond the grave
Al-Qaeda has issued a video to mark the anniversary of 9/11 in which new leader Ayman al-Zawahri applauds the Arab Spring uprising. It also contains previously unreleased messages from Bin Laden.
# 9/11
Victim's name spelled incorrectly on 9/11 memorial
The family of Jeffrey Schreier, who died in the attacks on the World Trade Centre ten years ago, were stunned to see the misspelling.
# escorts
Fighter jets escort US passenger flights after alarm raised over bathroom use
Airline officials said that two passengers on board an American Airlines flight from LA spent an “extraordinarily long time” in the plane’s bathroom.
# Daily Fix
The Daily Fix: Sunday
In tonight’s Fix: 9/11 remembered on emotional day in New York and elsewhere; the latest on David Norris’ possible Áras race re-entry; and why India’s sexiest woman is coming to Dublin…
# 9/11
In pictures: Emotional memorial at Ground Zero
Images from the emotional ceremony held at the National September 11 Memorial in New York today.
# September 11
In numbers: the September 11 terrorist attacks
2996 people died in the attacks on September 11, 2001. Here, in numbers, is the story of the actions that took place that day.
# 9/11
“I was due in the Pentagon”: High-profile Irish figures recall 9/11
“Where were you when you heard?” Some well-known Irish figures with a link to the US remember the moment they realised what had happened in New York – and what it meant to them.
# 9/11
Watch: Paul Simon performs The Sound of Silence at Ground Zero
Simon performed an emotional tribute at Ground Zero in New York today.
# Memories
Where were you when...Irish politicians remember 9/11
Some of Ireland’s politicians share their memories of September 11, 2001 with
# 9/11
In pics: The most iconic photos of the 9/11 attacks
On the tenth anniversary of the terrorist attacks on the United States, we take a look back at some of the most poignant images of that day.
# 9/11
Watch Live: America remembers 9/11 ten years on
Watch live as memorial ceremonies continue in the US on the anniversary of 9/11
# 9/11
9/11: What the rest of the world is saying
As commemorative services take place across the US, we take a look at the rest of the world’s take on the 10th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on America.
# 9/11
Pictures and video: Memorial dedicated to the victims of United 93
Forty passengers and crew were killed when the hijacked plane crashed in a field in Shanksville, Pennsylvania.
‘Everything was pulverised’: A New York firefighter reflects ten years on
Eddie Boles was on his day off when two planes struck the Twin Towers in New York. He recounts that day and how he and his colleagues are dealing with its consequences ten years on.