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Feb 4, 2015

Seven dead as commuter train hits car near New York City

, Feb 4 (Reuters) – Seven people were
killed and a dozen injured when a crowded New York commuter
train struck a car stalled on the tracks near suburban White
Plains during rush hour on Tuesday evening, in what officials
said was the railroad’s deadliest accident.

Six people on the train died, as well as the driver of a
Jeep Cherokee that got stuck on the tracks and was hit at about
6:30 p.m. (2330 GMT) on Tuesday, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo
told a news conference.

Feb 4, 2015

At least six dead as commuter train hits car near New York City

By Adrees Latif

MOUNT PLEASANT, N.Y. (Reuters) – At least six people died and 12 more were injured on Tuesday evening when a New York commuter train struck at least one car near the town of White Plains, sparking a fire, ABC News reported.

Media reports said the driver of a Jeep that was hit by the train and five passengers on the train were killed. ABC quoted the Metropolitan Transit Authority as saying the collision sparked a fire that gutted the lead car of the train.

Aug 22, 2014
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A moment of stillness

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Ferguson, Missouri
By Adrees Latif

I was on holiday and far away from Ferguson, Missouri, when 18-year-old Michael Brown was shot dead by a policeman in the town.

The killing of this unarmed black teenager on August 9 sparked huge protests, and by the time I arrived the demonstrations had been going for well over a week.

Jul 1, 2012

People return to charred cities after Colorado wildfires

By Adrees Latif

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Reuters) – Residents began returning to charred areas of Colorado Springs on Sunday after the most destructive wildfire in Colorado history forced tens of thousands of people from their homes and left the landscape a blackened wasteland.

Bears and burglars posed further danger to home owners who headed back to towns and cities after the fire, which killed two people.

Aug 2, 2011
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Retracing my steps in Pakistan

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On August 7, 2010, with a camera in hand, I dropped into a flooded village on an army helicopter that was delivering food aid to marooned villagers. As a crewman slid the door open to find solid ground, I leaped out, took some photographs, and managed to get back on before the chopper departed.

Time stamps on the images show the hover-stop lasted less than the length of an average song. For those three minutes, my thoughts were focused on finding an image that would bring the Pakistan floods story to life.

Jun 1, 2011

Pakistan general: No plan for N.Waziristan campaign

MOHAMMAD GAT, Pakistan (Reuters) – One of Pakistan’s top military commanders on Wednesday ruled out an imminent offensive in North Waziristan, contradicting a newspaper report that Pakistan had agreed to attack militants in the region following pressure from the United States.

Speaking at a news conference in Mohmand Agency, one of the seven tribal areas on the Afghan border torn by militant violence, Lieutenant-General Asif Yasin Malik, commander of the 11th Corps based in Peshawar, said there was no change in his forces’ posture in the last weeks.

Jun 1, 2011

Pakistan commanders: No plans for N. Waziristan campaign

MOHAMMAD GAT, Pakistan (Reuters) – One of Pakistan’s top military commanders on Wednesday ruled out an imminent offensive in North Waziristan, contradicting a newspaper report that Pakistan had agreed to assault the militant-infested region following pressure from the United States.

Speaking at a news conference in Mohmand Agency, one of the seven tribal areas on the Afghan border torn by militant violence, Lieutenant-General Asif Yasin Malik, commander of the 11th Corps based in Peshawar, said there was no change in his forces’ posture in the last weeks.

Jun 1, 2011

No plans for North Waziristan campaign: Pakistan commanders

MOHAMMAD GAT, Pakistan (Reuters) – One of Pakistan’s top military commanders on Wednesday ruled out an imminent offensive in North Waziristan, contradicting a newspaper report that Pakistan had agreed to assault the militant-infested region following pressure from the United States.

Speaking at a news conference in Mohmand Agency, one of the seven tribal areas on the Afghan border torn by militant violence, Lieutenant-General Asif Yasin Malik, commander of the 11th Corps based in Peshawar, said there was no change in his forces’ posture in the last weeks.

May 4, 2011

Photos show three dead men at bin Laden raid house

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) – Photographs acquired by Reuters and taken about an hour after the U.S. assault on Osama bin Laden’s compound in Abbottabad in Pakistan show three dead men lying in pools of blood, but no weapons.

The photos, taken by a Pakistani security official who entered the compound after the early morning raid on Monday, show two men dressed in traditional Pakistani garb and one in a t-shirt, with blood streaming from their ears, noses and mouths.

May 4, 2011

Photos show three dead men at Osama bin Laden raid house

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) – Photographs acquired by Reuters and taken about an hour after the U.S. assault on Osama bin Laden’s compound in Abbottabad in Pakistan show three dead men lying in pools of blood, but no weapons.

The photos, taken by a Pakistani security official who entered the compound after the early morning raid on Monday, show two men dressed in traditional Pakistani garb and one in a t-shirt, with blood streaming from their ears, noses and mouths.

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      "Adrees Latif is a Pakistani-American photojournalist whose career spans over two decades of covering sports, entertainment, conflict and natural disasters. He was born in Lahore in 1973 and lived in Saudi Arabia before moving to Texas at the age of seven. Adrees earned a B.A. in journalism from the University of Houston while simultaneously working as a staff photographer at The Houston Post. In 1995 Adrees joined Reuters and has been based in Houston, Los Angeles, Bangkok and Islamabad. His accolades include International Center of Photography’s 2011 Infinity Award, POYI 2011 Photographer of the Year (Agency) and the 2009 Pulitzer ..."
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