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Making (up?) history..... and Iraq body count

Anu Anand | 12:49 UK time, Thursday, 12 October 2006

armeniadead.jpgThanks for all your questions and comments on last night's debate. As he was leaving the studio, Ajmal Masroor wanted me to show him your messages, so I introduced him to the blog and he did say he would log on and answer the questions that didn't get on air. So if you're reading this Ajmal, please do! But I digress.....
Today, France has passed a bill that makes it a crime to deny that Armenians suffered "genocide" at the hands of the Turks during World War I. Turkey says they died, but it wasn't genocide. Can you legislate history? If you're in France or Turkey, do you believe Turkey should be forced to confront its past? Or should France mind its own business? See what others are saying on the BBC online debate here, or post below.

The report that 1 in 40 Iraqis have been killed since the end of the war is also making front pages around the world. While the controversy continues over the report and the figures... how do you carry on when you can be killed driving to work, shopping, even while you're fast asleep? Read personal accounts of life in Baghdad, here and here . They're all journalists, I know, but sadly, Riverbend hasn't updated her blog, and some of you are worried. And I can't find Salam Pax's blog, so if you know of any other good Iraqi bloggers, pass them on.


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