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Londoners Fought Back With Bottles, Chairs During Attack

Chef, taxi driver, off-duty officer among those who took on attackers

(Newser) - Londoners of all stripes showed incredible bravery fighting back during Saturday's attack that left at least seven dead and 48 injured—21 of them in critical condition, the AP reports. As three men with knives descended on the bars and restaurants of London's crowded Borough Market, Gerard Vowles... More »

Young Boy Who Died Trying to Save Dad Wins Bravery Medal

Local fire chief calls the boy a 'hero'

(Newser) - As a raging fire burned through the three-story brick home of a family in Norristown, Pa., a 12-year-old boy watching the flames grew increasingly worried about his father, who was still recovering from hip-replacement surgery. Not realizing that his dad, Sanford Harling Jr., who was 58, had jumped out of... More »

Teen Saves Kidnapped Woman, Is Hailed as a Hero

Malyk Bonnet, 17, went out of his way to help a woman who looked scared

(Newser) - Canada is hailing a 17-year-old cook in Montreal a brave, resourceful hero after his quick thinking helped save a kidnapped woman. It all started on Saturday, Aug. 1, when Malyk Bonnet was heading home from work in the north end of Montreal and noticed a couple fighting at the bus... More »

Medal of Honor Recipient: Send Me Back to War

Will Swenson makes rare request of Army to return to active duty

(Newser) - Former Army Capt. Will Swenson received the nation's highest military honor today for rescuing fellow soldiers under heavy fire in Afghanistan a few years ago, reports CNN . And in a rare move, the 34-year-old has formally asked the Army to return him to active duty, reports AP . Generally speaking,... More »

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