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75th Anniversary of Hiroshima: Keeping the Survivors’ Peace Message

TOKYO – The Hibakusha, as the survivors of the Hiroshima and Nagasaki atomic bombing in Japan are known, have accomplished a mighty feat of alchemy, turning their nightmarish memories of the explosions and their aftermath into a visceral force in promoting a nuclear weapon-free world. For more than half a century, many of them have gathered in the early morning …

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Microsoft ‘Plasmabot’ encourages Covid-19 survivors to donate plasma

Dr. Kong Yuefeng, a recovered COVID-19 patient who passed his 14-day quarantine, donates plasma to the city’s blood center in Wuhan, central China’s Hubei Province, on Tuesday, February 18, 2020. Barcroft Media | Getty Images Microsoft is working with a consortium of pharmaceutical companies to recruit people who have recovered from Covid-19 to donate their plasma, which could be used …

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Holocaust survivors meet with a Greek savior in a fading ritual

Forty Israeli sibling survivors met the 92-year-old Greek woman who saved her life decades ago. Regular ritual fading due to the advanced age of the rescuers and survivors. During reunification, no dry eye was in sight when siblings Sarah Yanai and Yossi Mor, whose surname was Mordechai, embraced Melpomeni Dina, the woman who had saved her life during the Holocaust …

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Survivors of Hurricane Dorian were dropped from a ferry in the Bahamas

When hurricane Dorian leaves the devastation in the Bahamas, thousands of islanders seek refuge in the US, but some have been denied entry. In the days since the arrival of the Category 5 hurricane on September 1, many Bahamians have been allowed to enter the United States without a visa. About 70,000 Bahamians became homeless, more than 43 died and …

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The Bahamas' hurricane death toll is rising almost as survivors try to get out

The death toll, buried under the rubble. Grand Bahama and the Abaco Islands were hit the hardest by the hurricane, which ripped off roofs, scattered poles and boats, and flattened entire neighborhoods. "It was like an atomic bomb went off," said Sherrie Roberts, who survived the hurricane on Abaco Islands. Search and rescue personnel who arrived on the Abaco Islands …

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Survivors of rape are sometimes charged for forensic investigations. Why? : Recordings

For 25 years, the Federal Act Against Violence against Women requires that any state eligible for certain federal grants certify that the state covers the costs of forensic examinations for people who have been sexually abused. Christian Science Monitor / Getty Hide Caption Switch caption Christian Science Monitor / Getty For 25 years, the Federal Act Against Violence against Women …

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