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9/11 ten years on:
- In New York, Washington, Pennsylvania and worldwide, the terrorist attacks in the United States which killed nearly 3,000 people on this day ten years ago have been remembered in a series of memorial ceremonies. At Ground Zero, US president Barack Obama and former president George W Bush were among those in attendance at a memorial service.
- A memorial to the victims of United Flight 93 which crashed in Pennsylvania on 9/11 has been opened.
- A New York firefighter reflects on events at Ground Zero ten years on.
- Here are some of the most haunting and iconic images of 9/11. User discretion is advised.
- Here is what the rest of the world is saying about the tenth anniversary of 9/11.
- Ireland’s political leaders reflect on where they were when the planes hit the Twin Towers in New York.
- In numbers: the key figures from the 9/11 attacks.
- Paul Simon performed an emotional rendition of The Sound of Silence at Ground Zero today.
In today’s other news:
- As 9/11 is remembered, in Japan events of just six months ago are being reflected on by those affected by the huge earthquake and tsunami which killed some 20,000 people when it hit the country on 11 March.
- A severe weather warning has been issued by Mét Eireann as winds of up to 130km per hour are expected to hit the country tonight. Ferry crossings to the UK have been cancelled.
- The Greek prime minister has indicated his country is to press on with its austerity drive as a poll here suggests Irish people are almost evenly split on whether or not Finance Minister Michael Noonan should do the same in the December budget.
- Nearly a third of us would confront or tackle a burglar in our home according to a new poll by AA Insurance which found that 73 respondents would even considering shooting or killing an intruder.
- The People of the Year awards have honoured the likes of Rory McIlroy, the Irish cricket team and the Tall Ships festival. Here’s the details.
- One Fianna Fáil senator has denied the party will throw its support behind David Norris amid mounting speculation that the independent senator could be about to re-enter the Race for the Áras.
- Elsewhere in the presidential race, Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams has said the party has its eye on three or four internal candidates who it could put forward for the election.
- A Ryanair plane was forced to make two emergency landings after fumes were twice discovered in the rear of the plane’s cabin, it has emerged.
- In the UK, five people have been arrested on slavery offences after 24 men were found in filthy and cramped conditions at a traveller site in Bedfordshire.
- Have you met India’s sexiest woman? Perhaps you will as she arrives in Dublin to shoot Ireland’s first ever Hollywood blockbuster.
- Ahead of the start of her play ‘Does Anybody Ever’ at the Dublin ABSOLUT Fringe tomorrow, we have a quick natter with Sophie Meehan.
- So it was not the best of starts in New Zealand but a win’s a win. Our colleagues at TheScore.ie were minute-by-minute as Ireland beat USA 22-10 at the Rugby World Cup. The captain is promising an improvement whilst our colleagues have also analysed the events as well as asking us how we’re all feeling after this morning.
- Sitting comfortably? Stick the kettle on and check out our 7 deadly reads for a perfect Sunday night’s reading.
- Finally, New York’s Twin Towers were just as iconic before they fell as they have become after. They appeared in countless Hollywood films, sometimes prominently, sometimes just in the distance. Here’s a quick run-through of those cameos: