One dead in Manhattan helicopter crash: NY fire dept

Officials say it appears the helicopter attempted a forced emergency landing during rainy weather. At least one person is dead after a helicopter crashed onto the roof of a building in Midtown Manhattan on Monday, the New York City Fire Department said. The department said on Twitter that firefighters were on the scene of the crash landing, which took place in rainy weather. Dozens of emergency vehicles swarmed the area around Seventh Avenue between 51st and 52nd streets, a few blocks north of Times Square. Governor Andrew Cuomo, who was…

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NBA finals: Toronto Raptors fans prepare for victory

With Canadian team close to its first championship, Al Jazeera looks at how Toronto Raptors’ rise is already a win for diversity. It is basketball season, and NBA fans all over the world are bracing themselves for the final championship game. Canada‘s Toronto Raptors are up three games to one over the injury-plagued Golden State Warriors. And the Toronto city is preparing to taste victory. Al Jazeera’s Rob Reynolds reports from Toronto.

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The International Space Station: The next hot tourist destination

NASA says a dozen private citizens may be able to go to the ISS each year. The International Space Station is to soon be open to tourists. NASA announced its new for-profit activities, which could see tourists spending up to a month there starting from as early as next year. Al Jazeera’s Kristen Saloomey reports.

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