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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A Japanese pop star who was repeatedly knifed in a frenzied attack by an obsessive fan was in a critical condition Sunday, police and reports said.
The Group of Seven major economies showed a united front on fighting terrorist financing and tax evasion in talks that ended Saturday, but shied away from coordinated action on policies to revive stalling growth.