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Sebastian Smith

Sebastian Smith

    Merriment and misery: How the world kicked off 2013
    Merriment and misery: How the world kicked off 2013
    From a million people who celebrated in New York's Times Square to a deadly stampede in Cote d'Ivoire, we look at the events that brought in 2013.
    Putting a price on despair
    Putting a price on despair
    A version of The Scream, one of the world's most famous paintings, is expected to fetch at least $80-million at an auction next month.
    Violence dogs Occupy Wall Street anniversary
    Violence dogs Occupy Wall Street anniversary
    New York police arrested protesters celebrating the six-month anniversary of Occupy Wall Street near the stock exchange over the weekend.
    Clooney calls attention to Sudanese conflict
    Clooney calls attention to Sudanese conflict
    Actor and activist George Clooney has reiterated his calls for attention to the war between Sudan and newly-independent South Sudan.
    First Native American saint stirs pride
    First Native American saint stirs pride
    The 17th-century figure, Kateri Tekakwitha, makes history when the Vatican canonises her but joy is mixed with painful memories for indigenous tribes.
    Occupy Wall Street protesters give thanks
    Occupy Wall Street protesters give thanks
    Occupy protesters got into the Thanksgiving spirit, congregating in the disputed New York square where their movement sprang up two months ago.
    Anti-Wall Street march shakes up New York
    Anti-Wall Street march shakes up New York
    Thousands of anti-corporate demonstrators backed for the first time by trade unions have raised the stakes in the revolt on Wall Street.
    9/11 commemorations draw to a close
    9/11 commemorations draw to a close
    The name-reading ceremony of the nearly 3000 people killed on September 11 2001 ended on Sunday in New York with buglers playing taps.
    Jittery US unites in grief during 9/11 anniversary
    Jittery US unites in grief during 9/11 anniversary
    A jittery US has come together in grief during the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks which killed almost 3 000 people and plunged it into war.
    Terror threat casts shadow over 9/11 ceremonies
    Terror threat casts shadow over 9/11 ceremonies
    President Barack Obama has vowed that the US will never waver in its fight against terrorism as Americans mark the 10th anniversary of 9/11 attacks.
    New Spidey is black Latino teen from New York
    New Spidey is black Latino teen from New York
    Spider-Man has peeled his mask back to reveal a new face: Miles Morales, a friendly neighbourhood teen from a black-hispanic family in New York.