In honor of the 39 victims of yesterday’s suicide bombings at two metro stations in Moscow, Russians observed a day of mourning today, Voice of America. The attacks were carried out by two female suicide bombers who had lost family in Russia’s war in the troubled North Caucasus region, Reuters. Russia’s state television channels have been criticized for failing to report on yesterday’s bombings until hours after they had occurred, New York Times.
The parliament of Serbia narrowly passed a resolution apologizing for the massacre of 8,000 Bosnian Muslims in 1995 during the Bosnian War. The statement stopped short of calling the action genocide, BBC News.
In a major accomplishment for the CERN supercollider, scientists recreated events that occurred shorting after the big bang that created the universe, Financial Times.
At least 19 people were killed today in clashes in Tehran, and some wounded marchers went to foreign embassies to seek medical attention out of fear of being arrested at hospitals. Unconfirmed reports say as many as 150 may be dead, but hospitals only confirmed 19 deaths. Thousands marched today to protest last week’s elections, CNN.
More than 70 people were killed when a truck bomb exploded today in northern Iraq. It was the deadliest bomb attack this year. The violence is escalating as U.S. troops are leaving cities in the country, but officials say the troops will be withdrawn by the deadline “no matter what happens,” AP.
The controversial atom smasher, known as the Large Hadron Collider, will likely be restarted in October by scientists at CERN. The collider will hopefully shed light on what makes up the universe, but some are concerned the use of the machine could be catastrophic, AP.
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