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August 8, 2010

Atomic wounds: Survivors of Hiroshima nightmare

Doctor Hida, a survivor of the 1945 atomic bomb at Hiroshima, continues to care for some of the other quarter of a million survivors. Using rarely-seen archival footage, Atomic Wounds shows the existence of ABCC, a laboratory that was set up in 1946 by American scientists on the spot of the disaster to study the effects of the bomb on thousands of survivors. The film shows how the terrible danger of radiation was minimized by successive American administrations in the 50s-70s so that nuclear power could be freely developed, with no concern for public health.

Hezbollah to implicate Israel in Hariri assassination

Published today (updated) 08/08/2010 15:27

BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) – Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah will reveal “thunderous news” Monday revealing that Israel was behind the assassination of Lebanese Prime Minister Rafiq Hariri, a party official said Saturday.

Hezbollah spokesman Ibrahim Mousawi told Ma’an that the evidence would be “comprehensive, revealing conclusive information” implicating Israel in the car bombing that killed Hariri in 2005.

A UN special tribunal set up to investigate the assassination will reportedly blame Hezbollah. Reports suggest that the tribunal will announce its findings before the end of 2010.

Speaking to reporters last Tuesday, Nasrallah said a Hezbollah team spent months compiling information on what he described as Israeli efforts to implicate the Shiite movement.

Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad and Saudi Arabian King Abdullah met in July with Lebanon’s President Michel Suleiman in an effort to diffuse the mounting political tension over possible indictments over the assassination.


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