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In New York, tourists left high and dry as Statue of Liberty shuts down

NEW YORK/WASHINGTON: Tourists who came to Battery Park in lower Manhattan hoping to catch a ferry to the Statue of Liberty in New York Harbor got an unpleasant surprise on Saturday, learning the must-see destination was closed because of the U.S. government shutdown. The National Park Service announced on Friday afternoon that it would close the historic statue and nearby Ellis Island to visitors if Congress failed to reach a funding deal by midnight. Apparently, not everyone got the word. “If they knew it was being…

German magazine sparks furor with image of Trump beheading Statue of Liberty

MUNICH: German weekly magazine Der Spiegel sparked controversy at home and abroad on Saturday with a front cover illustration of US President Donald Trump beheading the Statue of Liberty. It depicts a cartoon figure of Trump with a bloodied knife in one hand and the statue's head, dripping with blood, in the other. It carries the caption: "America First". The artist who designed the cover, Edel Rodriguez, a Cuban who came to the United States in 1980 as a political refugee, told The Washington Post: "It's a…

Revealed: The truth behind ‘Statue of Liberty’ made from rubble in Syria

A picture of Syrian ‘Statue of Liberty’ caught people’s attention on the internet shortly after a tweep shared it on the micro-blogging website a few days ago. The man who shared the image captioned it: ‘Statue of Liberty made from bombed rubble of Aleppo, by Syrian artist Tammam Azzam. Devastating’ Bremmer's tweet of the image, which shows a reconstructed the Statue of Liberty from the rubble of a destroyed building, has so far been retweeted 12,000 times. But the description made some people believe as if any…