Times Square

  • Man known as 'kissing sailor' in WWII-era image dies March 18, 2014

    A man who became known for claiming he was the sailor kissing a woman in Times Square in a famous World War II-era photo taken by a Life magazine photographer has died. Glenn McDuffie was 86. McDuffie died March 9 in a nursing home in Dallas, his daughter, Glenda Bell, told...
  • Ball drops in New York City's Times Square, ushering 2014 January 1, 2014

    A sea of horn-tooting, hat-wearing revelers cheered and some even smooched as the famed crystal ball dropped in freezing New York City's Times Square to ring in 2014, capping a world-wide wave of celebrations that included a dazzling 30-minute fireworks show in Dubai and a deluge of confetti in London...
  • Revelers usher in 2014 with fireworks, festivities January 1, 2014

    New York: From Sydney to Dubai, revelers welcomed 2014 with extravagant fireworks displays, while London prepared to celebrate by spraying clouds of fruit-flavored mist and Chicago and San Francisco planned massive outdoor festivities. In New York, crowds gathered in Times Square for the annual New Year's Eve street party. By midnight,...
  • US: Obama calls for calm after Zimmerman acquittal July 15, 2013

    US President Barack Obama called for calm on Sunday after the acquittal of George Zimmerman in the shooting death of unarmed black teenager Trayvon Martin, as thousands of civil rights demonstrators turned out at rallies to condemn racial profiling. Zimmerman, cleared late on Saturday by a Florida jury of six women,...
  • Nicki Minaj lights up Times Square with surprise performance April 10, 2012

    Rapper Nicki Minaj surprised her fans with a free concert at New York's Time Square over the weekend. ...
  • Millions gathering to count in the new year December 31, 2010

    Adelaide: Enthusiastic Australians camped out at parks alongside the Sydney Harbour Bridge to win the best view of Friday's spectacular New Year's Eve fireworks kicking off celebrations around the world. As the clock ticked closer to 2011 across Asia, Vietnam's capital was preparing its first-ever official New Year's Eve countdown and...
  • Top 10 places to celebrate New Year's eve December 27, 2010

    New York: Break out the party favors and the bubbly it's almost time to ring in the New Year. To avoid another night in with the television, Men's website AskMen.com (www.askmen.com) offers its top 10 list of New Year's destinations for travelers keen to find fun out of town. Reuters has...
  • Times Square bomber Shahzad sentenced to life October 5, 2010

    New York: A Pakistani-born US citizen who tried to set off a car bomb in New York's busy Times Square was sentenced on Tuesday to life in prison. Faisal Shahzad, 31, pleaded guilty in June to a failed on May 1 bombing in Midtown Manhattan. He admitted to investigators he received...
  • NY Times Square bomber plotted 2nd attack: US September 30, 2010

    New York: In a shocking revelation, prosecutors have said Faisal Shahzad, the man who admitted trying to bomb Times Square, boasted that he thought it would kill at least 40 people and said he planned to detonate a second bomb in New York city two weeks after the first. The...
  • Pakistani man charged with funding NY bomb plot September 16, 2010

    New York: A Pakistani immigrant pleaded not guilty on Wednesday to running an illegal money transfer business between Pakistan and the United States that was used to fund an attempt to bomb New York's Times Square. Mohammad Younis, 44, of suburban Long Island, provided failed Times Square bomber Faisal Shahzad with...
  • Shah Rukh Khan to appear in wax at Times Square August 11, 2010

    New York: Bollywood megastar Shah Rukh Khan will join the wax figures of the famous at the famed Madame Tussauds at Times Square here Thursday amid a performance by Bollywood dancers. The colourfully dressed troupe of dancers will perform to the soundtrack from Shah Rukh starrer My Name is Khan, one...
  • WWII nurse in iconic Times Square kissing photo dies June 23, 2010

    Los Angeles: A nurse famously photographed being kissed by an American sailor in New York's Times Square in 1945 to celebrate the end of World War II has died at the age of 91, her family said on Tuesday. The V-J Day picture of the white-clad Edith Shain by photographer Alfred...
  • NY bomb plotter Faisal indicted on 10 counts June 18, 2010

    New York: The man suspected of trying to set off a car bomb in New York's Times Square on May 1 was indicted by a federal grand jury on Thursday on terrorism-related charges. Pakistani-born Faisal Shahzad, who became a US citizen last year, was indicted on 10 charges, including attempted...
  • US develops plans for unilateral strike on Pak May 29, 2010

    Washington: US military is looking at options for a unilateral strike in Pakistan if a successful terrorist strike on US soil is traced back to the country, senior Pentagon officials were quoted as saying Saturday. Plans for a unilateral strike were developed after ties between Times Square bombing suspect Faisal Shahzad...
  • Next terror strike on US will be from Pak: expert May 15, 2010

    Washington: A former CIA analyst, who helped President Barack Obama formulate his Pakistan-Afghanistan policy, sees "a very serious possibility that the next mass casualty terrorist attack on the United States will be postmarked 'Pakistan." "What we're seeing going on in Pakistan now is a very dangerous phenomenon," says Bruce Riedel,...
  • Times square probe: FBI to quiz suspect's father May 9, 2010

    New Delhi: An FBI team is seeking access to alleged bomber Faisal Shahzad's father retired Air Vice Marshal Baharul Haq who is currently under protective custody. The FBI team is already in Pakistan to probe links between Shahzad and terrorist outfits. It's also looking into whether the failed attack...
  • US urges Pak to act 'urgently' against terrorists May 9, 2010

    New York: The United States has warned Pakistan it wants urgent action against Islamic militants in its tribal regions following last week's failed Times Square car bombing in New York, The New York Times reported on Saturday. Citing US and Pakistani officials, The Times reported on its website that General...
  • Times Square reopens after another bomb scare May 8, 2010

    New York: Another bomb hoax was reported from New York's Times Square on Friday. The police cordoned off the area after finding a water cooler and a shopping bag left on the sidewalk. This was about a block away from where the failed car bomb was found last week. Thankfully...
  • NY's Times Square evacuated over bomb scare May 8, 2010

    New York: New York police closed off part of Times Square in Midtown Manhattan on Friday as part of an investigation into an abandoned food and drinks cooler. Several blocks of Seventh Avenue were closed to traffic and pedestrians and the bomb squad were at the scene. It appeared that no...
  • Pak doubts NY suspect's 'acted alone' claim May 6, 2010

    Karachi/Beijing: Pakistan said on Thursday it was unlikely a Pakistani-American arrested over a failed plot to bomb New York's Times Square had acted alone. Investigations in Pakistan had uncovered possible links between the suspect, Faisal Shahzad, 30, the Pakistani Taliban and a Kashmiri Islamist group, officials and news reports said. "According to...
  • Taliban trained New York bomb suspect: WSJ May 6, 2010

    Washington: Times Square bombing's Pakistan-born suspect Faisal Shahzad received instruction from the Pakistan Taliban's suicide-bomb trainer, the Wall Street Journal reported citing a senior Pakistani official. If verified the suspected links between Pakistan Taliban and Shahzad would mark a stark shift in how it and related jihadist groups, which have so...
  • How US authorities caught NY plot suspect May 5, 2010

    New York: The American agencies caught Faisal Shahzad, the man who tried to bomb New York's Times Square, just minutes before he was to take off from the US. Son of a former Pakistani Air Vice Marshal Shahzad had boarded an Emirates flight to Dubai. But the plane was stopped and...
  • NY plot suspect gave up a luxurious life May 5, 2010

    New York: A man accused of trying to detonate a car bomb in Times Square had found the stable, suburban life he had spent a decade working toward, then abandoned his house in Connecticut and decided to supplement his business degrees with explosives training in Pakistan, authorities say. Faisal Shahzad, the...
  • Pak links to failed NY bomb plot established May 5, 2010

    New York: The 30-year-old Shahzad Faisal, the alleged bomber who was arrested on Tuesday here, has confessed to rigging the explosive-laden car in Times Square and admitted to receiving bomb-making training in Pakistan. He's now been formally charged on five counts, including the attempt to use a weapon of mass destruction....
  • Suspect admits role in NY plot, training in Pak May 5, 2010

    New York: A Pakistani-American admitted trying to detonate a bomb in New York's busy Times Square and receiving bomb-making training in a known Taliban and al-Qaeda stronghold in Pakistan, US prosecutors said on Tuesday. Prosecutors charged Faisal Shahzad, 30, a naturalized US citizen born in Pakistan, with five counts, including...
  • Pak-American wanted to kill, terrorise in NY May 5, 2010

    New York: A US citizen has been arrested in connection with the failed car bombing in New York's Times Square last weekend but investigators continue to pursue leads, Attorney General Eric Holder said on Tuesday. The suspect -- identified by Holder as Faisal Shahzad -- is of Pakistani origin, a law...
  • Camera catches NY bomb scare suspect May 4, 2010

    A surveillance video released by the New York Police shows a man changing shirts on a sidewalk and walking out of frame. Police have described the man in the video as a "person of interest." The video was taken about a half block away from where police said the car...
  • NY bomb scare: Pak origin man arrested May 4, 2010

    New York: A man has been detained in connection with the failed Times Square car bombing in New York, the FBI said early on Tuesday. Richard Kolko, an FBI spokesman, said, "A person has been detained in the investigation." A law enforcement source said the suspect was arrested trying to leave the...
  • NY car bomb may have international ties May 4, 2010

    :New York: A failed car bombing in New York's teeming Times Square may involve more than one person and could have international ties, law enforcement sources said on Monday. The Sport Utility Vehicle (SUV) used in Saturday's attempted attack was recently sold to a man described as Hispanic or Middle Eastern,...
  • Pak Taliban deny New York car bomb claim May 5, 2010

    Islamabad Pakistani Taliban on Monday said they were not aware of a video attributed to them claiming responsibility for the failed car bomb in New York late on Saturday. The US-based SITE Intelligence Group, which tracks activities of terrorist groups on internet, claimed on Sunday it had discovered a video posted...