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We come here to mourn the dead: Obama at Hiroshima nuclear memorial
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We come here to mourn the dead: Obama at Hiroshima nuclear memorial

Barack Obama on Friday paid moving tribute to victims of the world's first nuclear attack during a historic visit to Hiroshima.

North Korea takes potshots at Barack Obama, calls his Hiroshima visit 'hypocrisy'
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North Korea takes potshots at Barack Obama, calls his Hiroshima visit 'hypocrisy'

Nuclear-armed North Korea has ridiculed US President Barack Obama's visit to Hiroshima as the "childish" diplomatic ploy of a "nuclear war fanatic."

US President Obama set to make history with Hiroshima visit
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US President Obama set to make history with Hiroshima visit

President Barack Obama is set to make history on Friday as he travels to Hiroshima more than seven decades after the end of World War II .

'Moment is right': Barack Obama ready to face historic, haunted ground of Hiroshima
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'Moment is right': Barack Obama ready to face historic, haunted ground of Hiroshima

Convinced that the time for this moment is right at last, President Barack Obama on Friday will become the first American president to confront the historic and haunted ground of Hiroshima.

G7 Summit: Obama's historic visit to Hiroshima 'will honour those who were lost in WWII'
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G7 Summit: Obama's historic visit to Hiroshima 'will honour those who were lost in WWII'

Barack Obama's historic visit to Hiroshima this week "will honour all those who were lost in World War II" the US president said on Wednesday, hours after arriving in Japan for a Group of Seven summit.

Obama visits Hiroshima: Why the trip is fraught with history disputes
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Obama visits Hiroshima: Why the trip is fraught with history disputes

By visiting Hiroshima, Barack Obama parachutes himself into a seemingly endless dispute among key US allies and trading partners over World War II.

Hiroshima hopes Barack Obama's visit will revitalise anti-nuclear push
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Hiroshima hopes Barack Obama's visit will revitalise anti-nuclear push

Barack Obama's trip to Hiroshima this month is a chance for him to see how the city suffered after its atomic bombing, and to renew his push for global nuclear disarmament, local officials said Wednesday.

Barack Obama to become first US president to visit Hiroshima
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Barack Obama to become first US president to visit Hiroshima

The announcement comes after months of rumours in the US and Japan that Obama would make a visit to the city devastated in the final days of World War II.

In what would be a symbolic move, Obama plans to visit Hiroshima after G7 summit
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In what would be a symbolic move, Obama plans to visit Hiroshima after G7 summit

President Barack Obama will go to the atom-bombed city of Hiroshima after a G7 summit in Japan next month, the Nikkei business daily reported Friday, in what would be a first for a sitting US leader.

US President Barack Obama to visit Hiroshima after G7 summit: Nikkei
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US President Barack Obama to visit Hiroshima after G7 summit: Nikkei

President Barack Obama will go to the atom-bombed city of Hiroshima after a G7 summit in Japan next month, the Nikkei business daily reported Friday, in what would be the first such visit by a sitting US leader.

After condemning North Korea's tests, G-7 foreign ministers push nuclear disarmament in Hiroshima
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After condemning North Korea's tests, G-7 foreign ministers push nuclear disarmament in Hiroshima

Foreign ministers from the G-7 Monday for a renewed push for nuclear disarmament at the end of a two-day meeting in the atomic-bombed city of Hiroshima in western Japan

Seven decades after Little Boy: US Secretary of State John Kerry makes historic visit to Hiroshima memorial
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Seven decades after Little Boy: US Secretary of State John Kerry makes historic visit to Hiroshima memorial

US Secretary of State John Kerry visited the revered memorial to Hiroshima's atomic bombing, delivering a message of peace and hope for a nuclear-free world

Landmark visit: John Kerry visits Hiroshima memorial seven decades after A-bomb
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Landmark visit: John Kerry visits Hiroshima memorial seven decades after A-bomb

US Secretary of State John Kerry has arrived at the memorial to Hiroshima's atomic bombing, becoming the most senior American official to visit the site

US President Obama may visit Hiroshima during Japan trip
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US President Obama may visit Hiroshima during Japan trip

The details of Obama's visit to Japan for a Group of Seven summit in late May had yet to be finalised, but a trip to Hiroshima had not been ruled out.

Hiroshima residents file lawsuit to prevent n-plant reactivation
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Hiroshima residents file lawsuit to prevent n-plant reactivation

A group of residents from the Japanese city of Hiroshima, including several survivors from the 1945 atomic bombing, on Friday filed a lawsuit to prevent the reactivation of a nuclear power plant in the area.

A thousand times more powerful than an atomic bomb, here's why the H-bomb is a scary thought
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A thousand times more powerful than an atomic bomb, here's why the H-bomb is a scary thought

The hydrogen bomb, also called the thermonuclear bomb, uses fusion, or atomic nuclei coming together, to produce explosive energy.

Then and now images: A modern Hiroshima 70 years after it was destroyed by the A-bomb
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Then and now images: A modern Hiroshima 70 years after it was destroyed by the A-bomb

It was rumoured nothing would grow in the city at first, but then, the next spring, the flowers began to bloom again - and people decided to return to the devastated city and rebuild.

Japan marks 70th anniversary of Hiroshima bombing
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Japan marks 70th anniversary of Hiroshima bombing

Japan marked the 70th anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima on Thursday.

Graveyard for all of them: Remembering, and saving, A-bomb's legacy at Hiroshima dome
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Graveyard for all of them: Remembering, and saving, A-bomb's legacy at Hiroshima dome

On two days in August 1945, US planes dropped atomic bombs, one on Hiroshima, one on Nagasaki, the first and only time nuclear weapons have been used in war.

Asiana Airlines plane skids off runway in Hiroshima, injures 23
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Asiana Airlines plane skids off runway in Hiroshima, injures 23

An Asiana airlines passenger jet skidded off the runway after landing at Japan's Hiroshima airport on Tuesday.