USA: The forgotten helpers of 9/11
23 September 2021 | 9:57 pm
After the 9/11 attacks, Jorge Roldan was one of about 3,000 illegal workers who helped clean up Ground Zero. Like many others, he got sick from toxins at the site, but his immigration status made it hard to get the help he needed.
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On the 20th anniversary of 9/11, the Taliban flag is flying over Kabul again. A German police expert fears that Afghanistan could once again become a gathering place for jihadists — including from Germany.
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Twenty years since the September 11 attacks, hundreds of undocumented workers who joined the clean-up efforts at Ground Zero are suffering from health issues caused by inhaling contaminated dust, with many still fighting to obtain US citizenship.
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Director Oliver Stone, actresses Dylan Penn and Lea DeLaria and photographer David Turnley reflect on the September 11 attacks, 20 years on. As one of the few photographers who recorded the Twin Towers fall right in front of him, Pulitzer Prize winner David Turnley takes us through his powerful images and takes us back to the day that changed the world forever.
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George W. Bush, who was president during 9/11, says at a service marking 20 years since the attacks that disunity today makes him "worried" about the future of the United States. "In the weeks and months following the 9/11 attacks, I was proud to lead an amazing, resilient, united people," Bush says in Shanksville, Pennsylvania, where the fourth hijacked plane came down.
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