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Obama praises 'heroic' US servicemen in French train attack WASHINGTON: President Barack Obama praised the heroism of US service members who overpowered a gunman aboard a high-speed train traveling from Amsterdam to Paris on Friday.One of the two people injured in the attack was a US military member, the Pentagon confirmed, while CNN said that three American men -- a member of the Air Force, an inactive National Guard member and a civilian -- were the ones to prevent what might have been a massacre."The president expressed his profound gratitude for the courage and quick thinking of several passengers, including US service members, who selflessly subdued the attacker," a White House official said."While the investigation into the attack is in its early stages, it is clear that their heroic actions may have prevented a far worse tragedy.""We will remain in close contact with French authorities as the investigation proceeds," the official added.The gunman, who had a Kalashnikov, an automatic ...

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Taliban mediators to convince TTP Shura to extend ceasefire: Maulana Yusaf Shah PESHAWAR: Coordinator of Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) negotiation committee, Maulana Yousuf Shah said here Thursday that the peace talks cannot succeed without a permanent ceasefire, and the committee would continue its efforts to restore peace in the country.Talking to media, he said that the TTP nominated committee would contact the Taliban leadership and would try to convince them to extend ceasefire.Member Taliban Negotiating team Professor Ibrahim said that the reservations of Taliban are needed to be ...

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ISLAMABAD: President Asif Ali Zardari during meeting with Speaker of Grand National Assembly of Turkey Cemil Cicek who called on him at Aiwan-e-Sadr. -APP   ISLAMABAD: President Asif Ali Zardari during meeting with Speaker of Grand National Assembly of Turkey Cemil Cicek who called on him at Aiwan-e-Sadr. -APP ...

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ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Information and broadcasting Qamar Zaman Kaira viewing the painting displayed during an exhibition organized by student of Persons School of Fashion Design, New York at PNCA. -APP   ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Information and broadcasting Qamar Zaman Kaira viewing the painting displayed during an exhibition organized by student of Persons School of Fashion Design, New York at PNCA. -APP ...

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FAISALABAD: Power loom workers busy in their work in a local factory. -APP   FAISALABAD: Power loom workers busy in their work in a local factory. -APP ...

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NEW DELHI: Indian homeless men eat food after a free medical care camp for the homeless living in the Chandni Chowk Area of New Delhi on July 19, 2012. Each day a group local traders and citizens, provide health care, food and clothing to homeless people   NEW DELHI: Indian homeless men eat food after a free medical care camp for the homeless living in the Chandni Chowk Area of New Delhi on July 19, 2012. Each day a group local traders and citizens, provide health care, food and clothing to homeless people living in the locality in the old city area of the Indian capital. -AFP ...

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PATRAS: Ashes cover the ground in a forest burnt by a wildfire, near a village in Patras, on July 19, 2012. Over 170 firefighters, assisted by volunteers and 60 firetrucks, were struggling during the night to contain the blaze in the region. -AFP   PATRAS: Ashes cover the ground in a forest burnt by a wildfire, near a village in Patras, on July 19, 2012. Over 170 firefighters, assisted by volunteers and 60 firetrucks, were struggling during the night to contain the blaze in the region. -AFP ...