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8/14, 6:30 PM (Source: TeleTrader)
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Salman Rushdie on 'road to recovery' - agent

Salman Rushdie is "on the road to recovery," his agent announced Sunday, two days after the author suffered severe injuries after being stabbed during a lecture in New York.

The announcement came after news that the writer was removed from a ventilator on Saturday and was able to talk. Rushdie's son also said in a statement that his father remains in "critical condition," though it is a relief that he was able "to say a few words." He also thanked the support received from around the world.

The man suspected of attacking the author has been charged with attempted second-degree murder, New York authorities said yesterday. The attacker, identified as Hadi Matar, 24, of New Jersey, also faces a charge of second-degree assault.

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