Weekly Roundup 7/8

Some of this Week's Biggest News Stories from Around the World

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H370. Parts from the missing Malaysian Airlines Flight 370 have possibly been identified over a year after the plane went missing while flying from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing. A part from the plane was discovered last week and sent to France for investigation. It was identified as belonging to the flight but some are cautious and have used less definitive statements, saying that it is very likely to belong to the flight.

Since the investigation of the first piece, more pieces have washed ashore on La Réunion, a French island located in the western Indian Ocean near Madagscar. The investigation is ongoing.

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In remembrance of Hiroshima. August 6 marked the seventieth anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima, which was the first time an atomic bomb had ever been used. The US dropped the atomic bomb “Little Boy” on Hiroshima, then, three days later, “Fat Man” on Nagasaki. These bombings are credited as bringing an end to the Second World War – but at the cost of 140,000 lives in the city that day.

A US B-29 bomber called the Enola Gay dropped the uranium bomb which exploded 600m above the city. The bomb instantly killed 70,000 people but another 70,000 died in the following days and weeks from horrendous injuries and radiation poisoning.

The anniversary was marked by a ceremony at Hiroshima’s Peace Park, which is located near the epicenter of where the bomb was dropped. Hiroshima’s mayor, Mr Matsui spoke on the horrors and “absolute evil” of nuclear weapons and urged the world to never use them.

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Attacks in Saudi Arabia. A suicide bomber attacked a mosque in Saudi Arabia, killing thirteen people on Thursday. Saudi officials said that the bombers targeted a mosque used by security forces close to the Yemeni border. Many of those killed in the attack were security forces, including a swat team tasked with domestic security.

This morning the Islamic State (IS) claimed the attacks and has previously claimed two other attacks on Shia mosques in Saudi Arabia in May. Last month, Saudi officials arrested over 431 suspected IS members.


Sources:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-33792789

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-33805901

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