New York

Up to six dead in New York vehicle attack

Police have confirmed there have been "several fatalities" after the truck was driven down a cycle/pedestrian path, striking multiple people.

The truck then collided with another vehicle, and the driver got out. Police said the man had imitation firearms and was shot by officers at the scene. The suspect is now in custody.

CNN reported sources said up to six people were killed, while local news channel PIX 11 said at least five people had been hurt.


Former doctor opens fire at New York hospital

The gunman, a former doctor at the hospital, killed himself in the attack.

The shooting began about 2.55pm on Friday New York time at the 1000-bed Bronx-Lebanon Hospital.

Mayor Bill de Blasio said the shooting was not an act of terrorism, but rather workplace-related.

He said the attack had been a "horrific situation in the middle of a place that people associate with care and comfort".

Several of the injured are "fighting for their lives," he added.

'I love Australia' Trump says as leaders meet after refugee row

It is their first encounter since an acrimonious phone call in February.

"We get along great. We have a fantastic relationship, I love Australia, I always have," the AFP news agency quoted Mr Trump as saying.

Protesters also gathered in Mr Trump's home city, the first time he has returned there since his inauguration.

Mr Trump said the two leaders had "reaffirmed ties" between their two countries, and discussed economic, trade, and national security co-operation, as well as migration issues.

Samsung removes the physical home button: The Galaxy S8 is better as a result

The Samsung Galaxy Unpacked event in New York City last week was very exciting and I enjoyed the opportunity to try out the new Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus (Check out ZDNet's Jason Cipriani's detailed first impressions).

New York train kills teen retrieving phone from subway track

The girl, identified as Diana Kadribasic, died on Sunday after she was hit by an R train at the 63rd Drive-Rego Park station.

Police said the train came into the station as the girl was trying to climb back on to the platform.

She was taken to Elmhurst Hospital, where she died, police said.

Commuter Stephen Topete told ABC New York that people were crying on the platform after the incident.

New York's Fearless Girl statue to stay on till March 2018

Bill de Blasio said the relevant municipal agencies had backed the idea.

The bronze Fearless Girl statue was placed on 8 March to draw attention to gender inequality and the pay gap in the corporate world.

The statue - which has become an instant tourist draw - had been due to be removed on Sunday.

Appearing next to the 4ft-tall (1.21m) statue in Manhattan on Monday, Mr de Blazio said it "means so much to the people of New York".

2 Muslim women, babies attacked in alleged hate crime in New York

Emirjeta Xhelili, 32, allegedly tried to rip the hijab from the women's heads during the attack in Brooklyn on Thursday.

She struck the women in the face and body, and repeatedly shouted, "this is the United States of America, you're not supposed to be different from us," court documents allege.

Xhelili allegedly told the women, "get the (expletive) out of America (expletive), you don't belong here."

Japan's Line to list shares in Tokyo and New York

It is looking to raise more than $900m (£624m) from investors, which would value the firm at more than $5bn.

The listing, planned for July, could make it the world's biggest technology initial public offering this year.

Line is looking to raise funds to expand into the US and help it compete with rivals such as Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp and China's WeChat.

The app first made its debut in 2011 and is the most popular messaging service in Japan, Thailand and Taiwan.

Global goals for sustainable development a roadmap to Pacific prosperity

The Global Goals for Sustainable Development could get these things done. In all countries. For all people. 

Pope wants technology to make us better humans

When the pontiff called on Congress to take "courageous action" on climate change, he also talked about the role he sees for technology in the world, quoting a papal encyclical published earlier this year.

“We have the freedom needed to limit and direct technology,” Francis said, “to devise intelligent ways of developing and limiting our power, and to put technology at the service of another type of progress, one which is healthier, more human, more social, more integral."