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· What is ammonium nitrate, the chemical in the deadly Beirut explosion? →
It was also used in a 1970 bombing on the University of Wisconsin–Madison campus that led to one death and several injuries.
· What we know about ammonium nitrate, the chemical compound linked to the Beirut explosions →
Because of its role in terrorist bombings — including in the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing — many governments have imposed restrictions on the chemical’s purchase and storage.
The China Post
· AP Analysis: Will Beirut’s blast be a catalyst for change? →
The Lebanese people rose up many times before, including 15 years ago when former Prime Minister Rafik Hariri was assassinated in a truck bombing; in 2015’s “You Stink” protest movement during the garbage-collection crisis; and most recently in October, at the onset of the economic crisis.
The New York Times
· Your Friday Briefing →
Our Tokyo bureau chief’s profile of Ms. Thurlow, now 88, is part of The Times’s coverage of the 75th anniversary of the Hiroshima bombing, and serves as a reminder of the urgency of hearing the stories of a dwindling number of survivors.
· A Texas explosion killed hundreds in 1947 with a blast some feared was an atomic bomb →
When ammonium nitrate blows up, it blows up big, just as it apparently did earlier this week at a port in Beirut, where the resulting mushroom cloud drew comparisons to the bombing of Hiroshima.
· 'Moment of reckoning': angry Lebanese vow not to let leaders off the hook →
Earlier on Thursday, an international tribunal announced it was delaying the verdict on four men accused of carrying out a bombing in 2005 that killed the former prime minister Rafiq Hariri, Saad and Bahaa’s father.
· I Saw the World End review – how a bomb changed life on earth in a flash →
Imperial War Museum onlineMarking 75 years since the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, stage designers Es Devlin and Machiko Weston have made a film of immense power – but it won’t be seen as it was meant to
· These psychologist moms are researching parents’ pandemic stress, and sharing results in real time →
There’s earlier research from her colleague Jonathan Comer, at Florida International University, that in the aftermath of the Boston Marathon bombing, it was kids whose parents avoided discussions that fared worst, she notes.
· In the 75 years since Hiroshima, nuclear testing killed untold thousands →
The bombing of Nagasaki three days later was the second and final time the atomic bomb saw use in war.
· Rajapaksa family set to consolidate power in Sri Lanka after virus-hit polls →
Since then Sri Lankans have largely embraced their populist platform, which emerged from a wave of nationalism in the wake of the deadly 2019 Easter bombings by Muslim radicals that killed 279 people.