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  1. Hong Kong Evacuates Thousands After WWII Bomb Found

    More than 2,000 people were evacuated from downtown Hong Kong after the discovery of a World War II explosive at a construction site. Bomb disposal officers working with police managed to deactivate the device without having to carry out a controlled explosion, which could have caused substantial damage. Cold temperatures didn’t help the delicate efforts. The bomb, weighing almost a ton and containing 450kg of explosives, is believed to have been dropped by the U.S. in 1945 during the Japanese occupation of Hong Kong.

    Sources: CNN, South China Morning Post, BBC

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