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The prosecutor's office named the assailant as 19-year-old Abdel Malik Petitjean, who was listed in June on France's "Fiche S" of people posing a potential threat to national security after trying to reach Syria from Turkey. Petitjean, whose face was disfigured after being shot dead by police, had been harder to identify than his accomplice Adel Kermiche, also 19, and investigators confirmed his identity after a DNA match with his mother. The attack came as the government was already facing a firestorm of criticism over alleged security failings after the Bastille Day truck massacre that left 84 people dead two weeks ago.
Facebook Inc is growing so fast analysts can't keep up. The social networking giant beat market expectations for profit and revenue yet again in the latest quarter, pushing up its shares to a record high on Thursday and allowing it to overtake Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc as the fifth biggest U.S. company by market capitalization. Facebook's shares rose as much as 4 percent to $128.33, boosting its market value by $14 billion to $367 billion - enough to eclipse Berkshire's market cap of about $355 billion.