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Latest update : 2010-05-03

Who is the real Times Square Hero?

In today’s press review, we focus on the failed bomb attack in Times Square. International newspapers have reported several “heros”, including T-shirt vendor Lance Orton, hand-bag vendor Duane Jackson and Senegalese immigrant Aliou Niasse.

The New York Times does the portrait of the man who’s thought to have saved thousands of people in Times Square, over the week-end.

Lance Orton, a T-shirt vendor says he spotted a smoking 4x4 next to his stall. He alerted a policeman and an evacuation was ordered. The paper describes the Vietnam war veteran as a “reluctant hero”.

However, the international press has been reporting on several different Times Square Heroes... The blog gawker.com refers to two vendors and to a Senegalese immigrant.

The story also made the front page of British newspaper, including The Independent. Pakistani Taliban claimed responsibility for the failed attack, but US authorities have not made a clear link.

According to the British media, there could be a link with a similar case that occurred in London in 2007. The Daily Telegraph talks about another possible lead: The South Park creators. They had received threats from an Islamic group last month.
Meanwhile, The Wall Street Journal wonders what would have happened bomb had detonated.

In other news, the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico...USA Today says people in Louisiana feel ‘helpless”. And finally, The Times newspaper reports about “Number One”, the first bird to have been rescued from the Gulf of Mexico.
 

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