- Making News: Update on the London Bombing Investigation
Late this afternoon, London time, Police Commissioner Ian Blair summarized the investigation into yesterday's four deadly bombings, discounting the suggestion that the attacks were the work of suicide bombers or a single perpetrator. Gordon Corera, security correspondent for the BBC, has more on the ongoing investigation.
- Reporter's Notebook: Will Cities Survive Terrorism?
Mayor Ken Livingstone today praised the resilience of Londoners in the aftermath of yesterday's bombings, observing that that this year, for the first time, a majority of the world's people live in cities. Even though cities are the centers of contemporary civilization, history demonstrates that cities that rise can also fall. Joel Kotkin, author of The City: a Global History, considers the future of cities in the Age of Terrorism.
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