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Mystery over assassination of Iranian academic

Massoud Mohammadi, a physics professor at Tehran University, was killed today after a bomb strapped to his motorcycle was remotely detonated. Iran claims that the scientist was a supporter of the current government and that Israel and the U.S. are behind the attack. However, anti-government dissenters claim Mohammadi supported the opposition, Al Jazeera.

An acid attack this weekend in Hong Kong was the sixth such incident this year. Police do not yet know who is throwing plastic bottles filled with acid into busy streets. Tall buildings are easy to gain access to in Hong Kong, CNN. Q & A on acid attacks around the world, CNN.

Miep Gies, the woman who kept Anne Frank’s diary safe after Frank and her family were discovered in hiding in Amsterdam during the Holocaust, has died at the age of 99, New York Times.

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