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Major avenue in Brooklyn named after Jinnah

NEW YORK: A section of a busy avenue in Brooklyn, a borough of New York City, has been named after the founder of Pakistan Quaid-e-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah. A resolution was adopted on December 26 by the New York City Council, designating a part of the Coney Island Avenue where the Pakistani-American community is concentrated as “Mohammad Ali Jinnah Way”, state-owned wire service reported. The resolution tabled by Jumaane Williams, a city council member from Brooklyn was adopted by a majority vote. “We are delighted…

More than 100 hurt in New York train derailment

NEW YORK: A New York commuter train derailed on Wednesday during the morning rush at a station in Brooklyn, leaving more than 100 people with mostly minor injuries and sparking travel delays, officials said. The accident at Atlantic Terminal in the heart of the New York borough comes less than four months after a fatal crash on another commuter line in New Jersey, when a train derailed as it entered a station. On Wednesday, a Long Island Rail Road train crashed around 8:30 am (1330 GMT). Passengers rushed out as…

Final ‘Hunger Games’ tops box office

LOS ANGELES: The fourth and final "Hunger Games" movie shrugged off lukewarm reviews to rule the North American box office for the second straight week over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, industry figures showed Monday.

Beckham, son safe in accident

LONDON: Retired English soccer star David Beckham and his teenage son Brooklyn were involved in a car crash outside Arsenal's training ground in Hertfordshire, north of London, but did not suffer any injuries, according to a source close to Beckham.