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Pope Francis condemns 'unspeakable horror' of nuclear weapons at Nagasaki

Nov 24, 2019 - 9:59 AM

'This place makes us deeply aware of the pain and horror that we human beings are capable of inflicting upon one another,' says Pope Francis in Nagasaki, Japan

REMEMBERING. Pope Francis calls for denuclearization in his visit to Nagasaki, Japan. File photo Vincenzo Pinto/AFP

Nagasaki mayor pleads for end to nuclear threat on bomb anniversary

Aug 09, 2017 - 2:50 PM

The anniversary comes as tensions over North Korea s rogue weapons program and increasingly bellicose rhetoric from United States president Donald Trump rattle the region

PEACE MEMORIAL. Doves fly beside the monument during a ceremony for atomic bomb victims at the Peace Memorial Park in Nagasaki, western Japan, on August 9, 2017. Jiji Press/Stringer/AFP

Nagasaki marks 71st atomic bombing anniversary

Aug 09, 2016 - 4:08 PM

Local officials and those who survived the bombing called for strict adherence to Japan’s post war tradition of pacifism and were critical of the Japanese government

REMEMBERING. People pray for atomic bombing victims on the anniversary of the bombing, in front of the monument at the Peace Memorial Park in Nagasaki, western Japan, on August 9, 2016. Jiji Press/AFP

Hugs and tears: Obama meets A-bomb survivors in Hiroshima

May 27, 2016 - 9:41 PM

Two men who suffered horrific injuries in the world s first nuclear strike seven decades ago come face to face with the present day commander in chief of the country that launched the attack And one of them gets a hug

HUG. US President Barack Obama hugs Shigeaki Moria, survivor of the 1945 atomic bombing of Hiroshima, during a visit to the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park on May 27, 2016. Photo by Jim Watson / AFP

Disney apologizes for 'inappropriate' tweet on Nagasaki anniversary

Aug 10, 2015 - 10:52 PM

We deeply apologize for using an inappropriate expression that could annoy people says Disney in a tweet

Nagasaki marks 70th anniversary of atomic bombing

Aug 09, 2015 - 8:49 AM

UPDATED Bells toll and tens of thousands of people observe a minute s silence at 11:02 am local time 0202 GMT the exact moment the blast devastated the port city on August 9 1945

Visitors are watching paper lanterns displayed for the Peace Candle Lights at Nagasaki Peace Park in Nagasaki, southwestern Japan, 08 August 2015, the eve of the 70th anniversary of the atomic bombing of the city on 09 August 2015. Photo by Kimimasa Mayama/EPAMAYAMA

Japanese Ebola test gives results in 11 minutes

Apr 09, 2015 - 3:04 PM

The breakthrough by Nagasaki University s Institute of Tropical Medicine will allow medics to move much more quickly in treating people with the hemorrhagic fever

EBOLA. This colorized transmission electron micrograph (TEM) reveals some of the ultrastructural morphology displayed by an Ebola virus virion. Photo by Cynthia Goldsmith/Center for Disease Control and Prevention/AFP

Nagasaki marks 69th anniversary of US atomic bombing

Aug 09, 2014 - 2:50 PM

Crowds gather to remember the more than 70 000 people who died in the initial blast or from after effects in the months and years following the bombing

Japanese fans say local-hero Godzilla too fat

May 03, 2014 - 8:00 AM

Japanese fans say their hero was looking a little chubby

KING OF MONSTERS. The iconic monster is back on the big screen. Photo courtesy of Warner Bros Picture

Anti-nuclear states demand N. Korea halts weapons program

Apr 12, 2014 - 10:28 PM

The Non Proliferation and Disarmament Initiative calls on leaders from countries equipped with nuclear arms to visit Hiroshima and Nagasaki

Nagasaki marks 68th anniversary of US atomic bombing

Aug 09, 2013 - 1:36 PM

Nagasaki marks the 68th anniversary of the atomic bombing by the United States during World War II

REMEMBERING NAGASAKI. Doves fly over the Peace Statue at the Peace Memorial Park in Nagasaki, western Japan, on August 9, 2013 as the city marks the 68th anniversary of the bombing. At 11:02 a.m. on August 9, 1945, the explosion of an atomic bomb devastated Nagasaki, which killed 70,000 people in the southern port city, three days after dropping the world's first atomic attack on Hiroshima. AFP PHOTO/JIJI PRESS

Japanese builds schools on 'Death March' route

Feb 23, 2012 - 12:57 PM

While the Japanese government continues to deny the Malaya lolas an apology for turning them into sex slaves during World War II a private philanthropist is doing his part to heal the wounds of that old war