New York state reduces penalties for marijuana possession
30 July 2019 | 12:03 pm
Anyone caught with a small amount of pot in New York can expect to receive a fine as opposed to a jail term. Governor Andrew Cuomo has previously announced his intention to legalize recreational usage of the drug.
12 Sep 2021
High waters and heavy rain are seen through a vehicle's window in New York as Storm Ida wreaks further havoc on the northeast United States. The storm has forced airport closures and state of emergency declarations in the state and neighbouring New Jersey.
17 Sep 2021
Critics say a plan to consolidate media regulatory agencies will further shrink press freedom in the country. Journalists and opposition parties have decried the law as "draconian" and unconstitutional.
President Buhari meets WTO DG, Okonjo Iweala in New York (Ahead of the UN General Assembly meeting)
21 Sep 2021
Here are a few reasons to pick up a copy of The Guardian on Wednesday. Find these stories and much more when you grab a copy of The Guardian on Wednesday.
5 Oct 2021
After his small Manhattan food stand lost its customers during the coronavirus pandemic, Abdul Rahman -- an Afghan vendor who arrived in New York in 1992 -- has resumed service, albeit at a fraction of former business since offices are still far from full. Rahman and the thousands of street vendors like him were hoping things would finally go back to normal in September. But that's far from the case.
6 Oct 2021
Anti-vaccine mandate demonstrators in New York rally against Australia's Covid-19 measures and protest outside the Australian consulate in the city. Protesters chant "Save Australia" as they tear down a free Covid-19 testing stand on the street.
6 Oct 2021
A man on a skateboard throws paint on a bronze sculpture of George Floyd in New York's Union Square on Sunday, as showed in surveillance footage published by New York City Police Department.
9 Oct 2021
New York's Comic Con returns for the first time in-person since the Covid-19 pandemic began, with enthusiasts dressing up as their favourite superheroes and other characters. Last year, the event was held online.
14 Oct 2021
Rifaat al-Assad, dubbed the butcher of Hama, was exiled by the Syrian president's late father. He was facing four years behind bars in France for laundering embezzled funds.
23 Oct 2021
It's the world's longest certified foot race: a 3,100-mile run that takes participants not across America but around the same New York block 5,649 times. Runners complete more than two marathons a day for almost two months, on less than five hours sleep a night.
30 Oct 2021
A charge has been filed against New York's former Governor Andrew Cuomo. The disgraced politician stepped down after facing allegations of serial sexual harassment.
4 Nov 2021
Former police captain Eric Adams is set to become the next mayor of New York City after winning Tuesday's vote. The Democratic candidate has a nuanced stance on law enforcement issues, as both an African American man and a former officer. In his acceptance speech, Adams called for unity, while telling his story of a working-class child who grew up to become mayor.
8 Nov 2021
Kenya's Albert Korir won the men's New York Marathon for the first time on Sunday with a time of 2 hours 8 minutes and 22 seconds.His compatriot Peres Jepchirchir, the reigning Olympic champion, secured the women's title yet again in the iconic race with a time of 2 hours 22 minutes and 39 seconds.
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In the first papal visit to South Sudan, Pope Francis is highlighting the plight of women in the young nation who face the world's highest material mortality rate and are subject to widespread sexual violence.
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The US announced that it will allow the first transfer of a Russian oligarch's confiscated funds to Ukraine. In the meantime, Germany says it has evidence of over 100 war crimes in Ukraine.
The dangerous world of smuggling in Tunisia, and how the deaf community is raising awareness on TikTok
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Strong earthquakes struck Turkey and Syria on Monday. The region is frequently hit by tremors. Here's why.
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Kennedy Odede dreamed of providing his neighborhood with safe, affordable water. But first he had to negotiate with the gangs monopolizing Kibera's water supply.
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Facebook has been under scrutiny before, for failing to curb hate speech on its platform in Ethiopia. The son of a man killed after calls for his murder appeared on the platform argues that Facebook treats Africa differently to Europe and the US.