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United Nations,Australia

3 July 2006

Age (Melbourne)

The trade in illicit arms is providing the means for the killing to go on. Sixty years ago, two bombs fell on two cities and 220,000 people died. Many people were vaporised, many died a lingering death. The bombs were, of course, the atomic Little Boy and Fat Man, dropped by the United States on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Japan surrendered a week later. In the past three years, 1 million people have died worldwide, not in large mushroom clouds of apocalypse, but in the... (

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