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Atomic attraction

Internet polls provide evidence that a strict nuclear taboo is not widespread among the Indian public.

Barack Obama lays wreath at Hiroshima peace park on historic visit

The atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima on Aug. 6, 1945, killed thousands of people instantly


Is Obama's pronunciation of the word 'Hiroshima' right?

The Japanese language generally doesn't have accented syllables, meaning each part of the word usually gets an equal weight in sound.

Amid debate and apprehensions, Barack Obama to make historic visit to Hiroshima today

Obama has said he will honour all who died in World War II but will not apologise for the bombing of Hiroshima. The city of Nagasaki was hit by a second nuclear bomb on August 9, 1945, and Japan surrendered six days later.

Barack Obama to call for nuclear weapons-free planet in Hiroshima: White House

Obama would be the first American president to visit Hiroshima -– the site of the first nuclear attack by the US on Japan -– later this month.

US President Barack Obama to visit Hiroshima in late May: Reports

The visit may be planned to coincide with the G7 summit meeting next month.


US Secretary of State John Kerry visits Hiroshima memorial 7 decades after atomic bomb

"This memorial compels us all to redouble our efforts to change the world, to find peace and build the future so yearned for by citizens everywhere," Kerry said.

By the numbers: The atomic bombing of Hiroshima

The toll on the two Japanese cities was heavy. Here's a look, by the numbers, at that day 70 years ago.

Japan marks 70 years of Hiroshima bombing

People stood for a minute of silence at 8:30 a.m. at the ceremony in Hiroshima's peace park near the epicenter of the 1945 attack.

Kerry: Hiroshima bombing anniversary a 'powerful reminder' of the impact of war

Kerry said the Hiroshima anniversary is a "very, very powerful reminder" of the impact of war.

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Japan marks 73rd anniversary of Hiroshima bombing in World War II

About 50,000 people, including Hiroshima residents and representatives from 58 countries, including US Ambassador William Hagerty, attended this year's ceremony.


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The day the first and the only time atomic bombs were unleashed on Hiroshima, Japan

It was a day like no other. The day the first ever atomic bomb was dropped on Japan, during World War II.