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A-bomb survivors feel wonder and doubt after Obama visit
The survivors of the world's first atomic bomb attack are used to hearing grand vows to rid the world of nuclear weapons. They just don't usually come directly from the leader of the country that dropped the bomb on them in the first place.
 
300 passengers evacuated from a Korean Air plane at Tokyo airport
About 300 passengers and crew members were evacuated from a Korean Air Boeing 777 at Tokyo's Haneda airport in dramatic scenes after one of the engines caught fire, officials said Friday.
 
Obama honors 'silent cry' of Hiroshima victims
President Barack Obama paid tribute Friday to the "silent cry" of the 140,000 victims of the atomic bomb dropped 71 years ago on Hiroshima, and called on the world to abandon "the logic of fear" that encourages the stockpiling of nuclear weapons.
 
'Most beloved elephant in Japan,' Hanako, dies, aged 69
Japanese animal lovers were mourning the death of the country's oldest elephant, Hanako, on Friday, who passed away "quietly" after spending most of her 69 years in captivity.
 
Barack Obama, the first sitting U.S. president to visit Hiroshima, laid a wreath on Friday at the site of the world's first atomic bombing, which killed thousands instantly and about 140,000 within months.
 
Two men who suffered horrific injuries in the world's first nuclear strike seven decades ago came face-to-face Friday with the present-day commander-in-chief of the country that launched the attack. And one of them got a hug.
 
Korean Air jet has apparent engine fire at Tokyo airport
An engine fire broke out on a Korean Air jet about to take off from a Tokyo on Friday, and some people may have been injured, an airport official said.
 
Global economy is 'urgent priority': G7
Pumping up the world economy is an "urgent priority" G7 leaders said Friday, but left the door open for a go-your-own-way approach in a sign of lingering divisions over how to boost growth.
 
Hiroshima trip to highlight war's dangers: Obama
Barack Obama's historic visit to Hiroshima will underline the dangers of warfare and the need to work towards peace, the U.S. president said on the sidelines of the G-7 in Japan, on Thursday.
 
Plant a tree for you and me
A group of school children wait for the G-7 leaders to arrive for their tour of the Ise-Jingu Shrine in Ise, Japan, Thursday, May, 26.
 
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