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Earthquake measuring 6.1 on Richter Scale hits Japan's Honshu island; three injured
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Earthquake measuring 6.1 on Richter Scale hits Japan's Honshu island; three injured

A quake hit western Japan on Monday, leaving three people with minor injuries and damaging buildings and roads, local media reported

Atomic bomb survivors in Japan criticise change in United States nuclear weapons policy
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Atomic bomb survivors in Japan criticise change in United States nuclear weapons policy

Associations representing atomic bomb survivors in Japan criticised on Saturday a change in the policy of the US which advocates modernising its atomic arsenal.

India changes its North Korea policy as Narendra Modi govt vouches for greater strategic logic
India

India changes its North Korea policy as Narendra Modi govt vouches for greater strategic logic

By abandoning Pyongyang and moving closer to the US, India also stands to gain economically and diplomatically.

North Korea dares the US: Kim Jong-un, Donald Trump keep the world on edge as China watches closely
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North Korea dares the US: Kim Jong-un, Donald Trump keep the world on edge as China watches closely

China's fear is that a change of regime in Korea, leading to the eventual unification of the north and south beholden to the US, is a dangerous proposition.

USS Indianapolis: Wreckage of WW II era warship discovered in Philippine Sea
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USS Indianapolis: Wreckage of WW II era warship discovered in Philippine Sea

Wreckage of lost warship the USS Indianapolis torpedoed by a Japanese submarine was discovered after 72 years at Philippine Sea

Japan marks 72nd anniversary of Hiroshima atomic bombing amid tensions with nuclear-armed North Korea
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Japan marks 72nd anniversary of Hiroshima atomic bombing amid tensions with nuclear-armed North Korea

Japan on Sunday marked 72 years since the world’s first nuclear attack on Hiroshima

Hiroshima anniversary: Japan delivers urgent 'never again' message amidst North Korean missile tests
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Hiroshima anniversary: Japan delivers urgent 'never again' message amidst North Korean missile tests

Hiroshima's appeal of "never again" on the 72nd anniversary of the atomic attack gained urgency as North Korea moves closer to acquiring nuclear weapons

Lok Sabha pays tribute to victims of Hiroshima, Nagasaki; Sumitra Mahajan says pledge to destroy WMDs must be renewed
India

Lok Sabha pays tribute to victims of Hiroshima, Nagasaki; Sumitra Mahajan says pledge to destroy WMDs must be renewed

The Lok Sabha on Friday paid tributes to the victims of the World War II atomic bomb attack on the Japanese cities Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

Before Dunkirk, here are films that highlighted events of World War II: Throwback Thursday
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Before Dunkirk, here are films that highlighted events of World War II: Throwback Thursday

Schindler's List, Sophie's Choice and A Boy In Stripped Pajamas chronicled World War II expertly on the big screen, but here are some films that define that events of the war through different aspects.

75 years on, Obama Barack, Shinzo Abe to seek reconciliation at Pearl Harbor
World

75 years on, Obama Barack, Shinzo Abe to seek reconciliation at Pearl Harbor

Putting 75 years of resentment behind them, the leaders of the United States and Japan are coming together at Pearl Harbor for a historic pilgrimage to the site where the bloodshed of the surprise attacks drew America into World War II.

In a first, Japanese PM Shinzo Abe visits Pearl Harbor memorial in Hawaii
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In a first, Japanese PM Shinzo Abe visits Pearl Harbor memorial in Hawaii

Japan's prime minister Shinzo Abe became the first Japanese prime minister to visit the memorial that honours sailors and Marines killed in the attack on Pearl Harbour.

Shinzo Abe at Pearl Harbor: Japanese prime minister pays respect to war dead
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Shinzo Abe at Pearl Harbor: Japanese prime minister pays respect to war dead

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe laid wreaths at various cemeteries and memorials ahead of a visit today to the site of the 1941 bombing that plunged the United States into World War II

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to visit Pearl Harbour, but won't apologise, says spokesman
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Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to visit Pearl Harbour, but won't apologise, says spokesman

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is to become the first Japanese leader to visit Pearl Harbor, announcing on Monday a trip to the site of his country's surprise attack that launched World War II in the Pacific.

China may support India-Japan nuclear deal if NPT obligations met
India

China may support India-Japan nuclear deal if NPT obligations met

China cautiously backed the India-Japan nuclear deal signed during PM Modi's Tokyo visit, saying all countries are entitled for peaceful use of nuclear energy if they meet the international non-proliferation obligations.

Mixed feelings in Marshalls over epic nuclear case; island nation takes on India, Pak, Britain
World

Mixed feelings in Marshalls over epic nuclear case; island nation takes on India, Pak, Britain

As the Marshall Islands awaits an international court ruling Wednesday on whether its lawsuit against three nuclear powers can proceed, many in the western Pacific nation question the merit of the David-versus-Goliath legal battle.

Global cost of India-Pakistan nuclear war: 21 million dead, ozone layer destroyed and more
India

Global cost of India-Pakistan nuclear war: 21 million dead, ozone layer destroyed and more

If India and Pakistan fought a war detonating 100 nuclear warheads (around half of their combined arsenal), each equivalent to a 15-kiloton Hiroshima bomb, more than 21 million people will be directly killed, about half the world’s protective ozone layer would be destroyed, and a “nuclear winter” would cripple the monsoons and agriculture worldwide.

Japanese pay homage at Yasukuni Shrine as Japan marks 71st anniversary of WWII
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Japanese pay homage at Yasukuni Shrine as Japan marks 71st anniversary of WWII

Japan marked 71 years of the end of World War I with its mayor lauding a visit by US President Barack Obama to Hiroshima earlier this year.

Japan marks 71st anniversary of Hiroshima bombing
Politics

Japan marks 71st anniversary of Hiroshima bombing

During the solemn ceremony, Hiroshima mayor Kazumi Matsui recalled the visit by Obama in his peace declaration

Hiroshima survivors criticise Obama's speech, says it evaded US responsibility
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Hiroshima survivors criticise Obama's speech, says it evaded US responsibility

An association of Japanese atomic bomb survivors has criticised US President Barack Obama's speech last month during a historic visit to Hiroshima.

On his historic Hiroshima visit, Barack Obama recalled how 71 years ago 'death fell from the sky'
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On his historic Hiroshima visit, Barack Obama recalled how 71 years ago 'death fell from the sky'

US President Barack Obama's Hiroshima visit drew raves on social media and from the many of the thousands who turned up to witness the historic event.