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On Hiroshima Day, UN chief warns humanity ‘playing with loaded gun’

Hiroshima Day: The world witnessed the unleashing of horrors of atomic weapons when first bomb was dropped on the Japanese city. 

U.N. Secretary General Antonio Guterres, center, observes a minute of silence for the victims of the atomic bombing, during the ceremony marking the 77th anniversary of the atomic bombing at the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park. (AP)
U.N. Secretary General Antonio Guterres, center, observes a minute of silence for the victims of the atomic bombing, during the ceremony marking the 77th anniversary of the atomic bombing at the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park. (AP)
Updated on Aug 06, 2022 09:33 AM IST

Fumio Kishida set to be next prime minister of Japan

Kishida’s victory caps an unpredictable Liberal Democratic Party election, in which two of the four candidates were female and most of the party’s largest factions allowed their members a free vote.

Fumio Kishida showed a harder edge in his campaign for the leadership, having expressed the need to deal “firmly” with the stability of the Taiwan Strait. (Bloomberg / File Photo)
Fumio Kishida showed a harder edge in his campaign for the leadership, having expressed the need to deal “firmly” with the stability of the Taiwan Strait. (Bloomberg / File Photo)
Updated on Sep 29, 2021 11:48 AM IST

Hiroshima Day 2021: An eerie reminder of the terrors of nuclear warfare

Hiroshima Day: The city saw the terrors of the atomic weapon the moment an American B-29 bomber dropped it on the populace. An estimated 90,000 to 140,000 people were killed instantly, while thousands more were hit with generational defects that are plaguing the country to this day.

Hiroshima Day: August 6, 2021, will mark the 76th anniversary of the 1945 World War II atomic bombing. (Photo via National Archives)
Hiroshima Day: August 6, 2021, will mark the 76th anniversary of the 1945 World War II atomic bombing. (Photo via National Archives)
Published on Aug 06, 2021 06:02 AM IST

Hiroshima residents indifferent about IOC president's visit

Bach's visit coincides with the starting day of the so-called Olympic Truce, a tradition from ancient Greece that was revived by a United Nations resolution in 1993.

International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach visits Hiroshima Memorial Cenotaph during his visit Friday, July 16, 2021, in Hiroshima, western Japan.(REUTERS)
International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach visits Hiroshima Memorial Cenotaph during his visit Friday, July 16, 2021, in Hiroshima, western Japan.(REUTERS)
Published on Jul 16, 2021 10:58 AM IST
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