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Modi pays homage to victims of Hiroshima bombings on its 70th anniversary

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Narendra-ModiNew Delhi: On the 70th anniversary of the Hiroshima bombings, during second world war, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday paid homage to those people who lost their lives in it.

“My homage to all those who lost their lives in Hiroshima. The bombings remind us of the horrors of war & their effect on humanity,” Modi said in a tweet.

Modi said the solutions to humanity lie in peace and progress.

“Let us walk shoulder to shoulder to create a peaceful world, free from violence,” the prime minister said.

Japan marked the 70th anniversary of the first atomic bomb being dropped by a US aircraft in Hiroshima killing at least 140,000 people in the city.

(IANS)

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US Offering Rewards Upto $10mn for Information on Lebanon Hezbollah Finances

The payments will be made by the State Department's Rewards for Justice program, which until now has focused on offering cash rewards for information that leads to the capture of wanted terrorists

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FILE - Hezbollah fighters parade in a southern suburb of Beirut, Lebanon, Nov. 12, 2010. VOA

The United States is offering a reward of up to $10 million for information that disrupts the finances of Lebanon’s Hezbollah militant organization.

The U.S. State Department announced the award Monday, saying it would be paid to those who give information about major Hezbollah donors and financiers as well as businesses that support the organization and banks that facilitate the group’s transactions.

The payments will be made by the State Department’s Rewards for Justice program, which until now has focused on offering cash rewards for information that leads to the capture of wanted terrorists.

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The United States is offering a reward of up to $10 million for information that disrupts the finances of Lebanon’s Hezbollah militant organization. Pixabay

Hezbollah was designated as a foreign terrorist organization by the State Department in 1997.

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The Shi’ite group, backed by Iran, has recently been increasing its influence on Lebanon’s government. It has also been growing its regional clout, including sending fighters to Syria to support President Bashar al-Assad.

The State Department said its Rewards for Justice program has paid more than $150 million to more than 100 people for giving information that helped brings terrorists to justice or prevented acts of terrorism. The program began in 1984. (VOA)