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Female homeowner a 'hero' after killing prison escapee, sheriff says

Female homeowner a 'hero' after killing prison escapee, sheriff saysPickens County Sheriff Rick Clark said the victim "saved her life and stopped the bad guy."



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'Hero' Malian saves child, 4, in spectacular Paris rescue

'Hero' Malian saves child, 4, in spectacular Paris rescueWithout a thought for his own safety, Mamoudou Gassama took just seconds to reach the child in a spectacular rescue captured on film and viewed millions of times on social networks. The incident took place at around 8:00 pm (1800 GMT) on Saturday in northern Paris. Film of the rescue shows Gassama, 22, pulling himself up from balcony to balcony with his bare hands as a man on the fourth floor tries to hold on to the child by leaning across from a neighbouring balcony.



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Paris mayor praises Malian 'hero' for scaling building to save child

Paris mayor praises Malian 'hero' for scaling building to save childParis Mayor Anne Hidalgo on Sunday praised the heroism of a Malian immigrant who scaled the facade of a four-storey building in the north of capital to save a child hanging from a ledge, saying the city will support his effort to settle in France. The video of Mamoudou Gassama’s quick climbing to reach the child, cheered on by terrified onlookers, went viral on social media, with people calling the 22-year-old a real spider man. Gassama has even been invited to the Elysee presidential palace to meet with President Emmanuel Macron on Monday morning, an official at Macron’s office said.



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France to make Malian 'hero' legal for scaling building to save child

France to make Malian 'hero' legal for scaling building to save childFrance will give residence papers to an illegal immigrant from Mali who scaled the facade of a Paris apartment block to save a boy who was about to fall from a fourth-floor balcony, President Emmanuel Macron said on Monday. Video shows Mamoudou Gassama, 22, risking his life on Sunday as he climbed up the balconies to rescue the four-year-old who is clinging to a railing and glancing at the ground below, while horrified onlookers watched. The video went viral and Gassama, who has been nicknamed “Spider-Man” for conducting the rescue in less than a minute, was swiftly granted a meeting at the Elysee Palace.



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Iraq's Abadi: 'hero' who tackled mission impossible

Iraq's Abadi: 'hero' who tackled mission impossibleWhen Haider al-Abadi was tasked with forming a new Iraqi government in August 2014, just weeks after a lightning offensive by the Islamic State group, many believed he would fail. Three years later, the stocky prime minister with a close-cut white beard has transformed what many in Iraq considered “mission impossible” into a success story. “The standard view of Abadi was that he was indecisive, weak and bit too conciliatory for Iraqi politics,” says Fanar Haddad, a research fellow at the Middle East Institute of the National University of Singapore.



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The Latest: 'Hero' rejects label, says he never pulled gun

The Latest: 'Hero' rejects label, says he never pulled gunSHELBYVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Latest on the capture of two escaped Georgia inmates accused of killing two guards on a prison bus (all times local):



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