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French cop who 'always put others first'

Carcassonne - Arnaud Beltrame's family were devastated to hear that he had sacrificed his life to help end a jihadist attack, but they were not surprised: he was always putting other people first.

Austin Rick nominated for Taste of Country's 'Brave Hero' award

Nashville - Former country singer Austin Rick has a major reason to be proud. He has been nominated for Taste of Country's "Brave Hero" award of 2017.

Coup bid 'martyrs' become new heroes of Erdogan's Turkey

Altunhisar - People have come from far and wide to this sleepy Anatolian village in central Turkey to recite prayers, take selfies or just think quietly.

Review: Toly Rod from Larger Than Life shines on Enrique Iglesias' 'Hero' Special

Toly Rod from the boy band tribute group Larger Than Life serenaded fans to an Enrique Iglesias classic at the Unsung Heroes event.

Saint Petersburg metro driver hailed as hero after blast

Sanktpeterburg - Alexander Kaverin, the driver of the Saint Petersburg metro train hit by a deadly explosion, has become an unlikely hero in a tragedy that has claimed 14 lives and injured dozens.

Honour Syrian 'heroes' who nabbed bomb plot suspect, German govt urged

Berlin - Calls grew Wednesday for Germany to honour and reward three Syrian "heroes" who captured a compatriot suspected of plotting to bomb a Berlin airport in the name of the Islamic State group.

Accidental hero: the Muslim who saved Jews in Paris attack

Paris - Lassana Bathily was an undocumented migrant from Mali until he became an unlikely hero by saving shoppers' lives during the jihadist attack on a Jewish supermarket in Paris a year ago.

Proud Canada hails stalwart Sergeant-at-Arms

Ottawa - As Canada came to terms with finding itself in the firing line of militant Islamists it turned for reassurance to a 58-year-old former Mountie formerly best known for carrying a golden mace.

Holocaust hero finally gets his due in Hungary

Budapest - A soldier whose actions saved some 200,000 Hungarian Jews has finally been recognised in Hungary, 70 years after the event.

Review: ‘The Lone Ranger’ has several silver linings Special

In ‘The Lone Ranger,’ Tonto, a Native American warrior, recounts the untold tale of how he helped John Reid become a legendary icon of justice.

Life-saving Spanish police dog receives top award from PDSA

Madrid - The People's Dispensary for Sick Animals (PDSA) in the UK has awarded a prestigious international prize to a German Shepherd dog named Ajax, who works with the Spanish Guardia Civil bomb squad.

Dog found a baby in a plastic bag, brought it home to its master

A male Thai Bangkaew who regularly wanders around his community found a white plastic bag at a roadside dump in Tha Rua district and took it home to his master, Gumnerd Thongmak. His niece heard it barking outside and found the dog with a plastic bag.

Ohio kidnap hero Ramsey to receive free hamburgers for life

After coming to the rescue of kidnapping victims Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus, and Michelle Knight, Charles Ramsey has been offered hamburgers for life by Cleveland-area restaurants.

Video: Heroic beach-goers form human chain to rescue drowning boy

Napier - Heroic New Zealand beach-goers formed a human chain and rescued Joshua McQuoid, 12, from the sea. He was paddling with a group of friends when he was knocked down and dragged into the sea by a sudden strong current that submerged him in churning surf.

Hero pitbull, Baby, rescues a family from a burning home

Wellston - A 10-year-old pit bull terrier named Baby, rescued a family and its five dogs from a house on fire. Baby earned the right to the title of a hero by performing the act not just once, but twice.

Photo of NYPD officer giving boots to homeless man goes viral

New York - An NYPD police officer's act of kindness on a cold November night in Times Square has won the hearts of thousands online. Officer Lawrence DePrimo was on duty when he ran into a barefooted homeless man and defied the stereotype of the heartless cop.

Video: FDNY firefighter meets the man who saved his life on 9/11

New York - Luke Rudkowski recently set up a meeting that he will remember for the rest of his life. The meeting was between a 9/11 hero and one of the many lives that he saved that day.

Man saves 7-year-old autistic girl falling from 3rd-floor window

New York - A New York city bus driver is credited with saving the life of a 7 year old autistic girl who fell from a third floor window.

Jack Osbourne is diagnosed with multiple sclerosis

Jack Osbourne, a reality TV star and son of Black Sabbath singer Ozzy Osbourne, has been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. Jack has just become a father for the first time and has now spoken out about his diagnosis.

Holocaust Hero, Raoul Wallenberg, Re-discovered in Australia Special

Melbourne - A Holocaust Hero, a Swedish Student, Raoul Wallenberg (1912 - ) is surprisingly 're-discovered' in Australia by this alum of his American university. His life, now 100 years since his birth, inspires individuals who can make a difference.

Op-Ed: 17-year-old wakes sleeping bus driver to prevent tragic accident

Tacoma - Emmanuel Williams, a 17-year-old student from Mount Tahoma High School, Washington, deserves a medal after quickly waking his school bus driver, having most likely prevented a horrific accident.

Marcel Gleffe, a tourist, hailed a hero after saving 30 in Norway

When the shooting started on the island Utoya in Norway, where over 500 young people were at a AUF (the youth wing of the Labour Party) summer camp, a German tourist sprang into action after he heard gun shots and saw smoke coming from the island.

US Army Ranger loses hand but receives Medal of Honor

Washington - President Barack Obama has awarded the highest American military award, the Medal of Honor, to a US Army Ranger who saved two comrades in a firefight in Afghanistan in 2008, but lost his hand in the action.

Hero dog from Afghanistan mistakenly put down in US

Florence - A dog who was considered a hero by American soldiers in Afghanistan was mistakenly euthanized at an Arizona animal shelter.

A fallen Marine comes home to rest in peace Special

Serving his country did not end with the death of Marine Lance Cpl. Richard R. Penny. Rather, it brought a community together to pay tribute to his service and mourn his passing, and led to the understanding that his death is "our" loss.

7-year-old Calls 911 as Parents are Threatened by Armed Gunmen

A brave 7-year-old from Los Angeles is being applauded for his courage on Tuesday. His home was invaded by three armed men who threatened his parents.

'Hero' pushes van out the way of incoming train

Tigre - A man has saved a fellow motorist after they became stuck on train tracks by pushing their van out of the way, narrowly avoiding being hit himself. The video hit YouTube and the train hero has reached Internet stardom. (See video above)

Digital Journalist Kevin Jess's story of family devotion Special

Heroes come in all shapes and sizes. Some are the people you pass by every day who care for their family. Behind closed doors that family could have issues that others would walk away from. Kevin Jess is no such man.

'Rock star sex' is unexpected perk in hero pilot’s life

Writers of action hero stories whose stars always get the girl or girls might be ahead of the curve. It seems to works in real life, too, according to hero pilot Chesley “Sulley” Sullenberger and his wife, Laurie.

Op-Ed: The fun of scratching your way to musical fame on DJ Hero Special

I've always wanted to try to DJ. Now I can scratch and cross-fade like a beat junkie with the latest karaoke-style video game, DJ Hero. It's so addictive your fingers might actually cramp mid-tune.
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