HIROSHIMA: Barack Obama paid moving tribute to victims of the first atomic bomb Friday and called for a world free of nuclear weapons, during a historic and emotional visit to Hiroshima.
CAIRO: The chief investigator in the EgyptAir plane crash that killed all 66 people on board last week says search teams in the Mediterranean have picked up a beacon believed to be from the doomed aircraft.
IWAKUNI: President Barack Obama hailed the “great alliance” between the United States and Japan Friday, just hours ahead of his historic visit to Hiroshima.
HIROSHIMA: Convinced that the time for this moment is right at last, President Barack Obama on Friday will become the first American president to confront the historic and haunted ground of Hiroshima.
ISE-SHIMA: 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.
WASHINGTON: Scripting history, two Indian-American children on Friday won the world’s prestigious spelling bee contest, with one of them also becoming its youngest winner, as the community’s complete dominance in the prestigious annual competition continued, Press Trust of India (PTI) reported.
SYDNEY: Fourteen suspected members of an international drug ring were charged in Australia Friday over a Aus$200 million (US$145 million) seizure of the drug ice, police said.
TOKYO: Firefighters battled an apparent engine fire Friday on a Korean Air jet on the tarmac at Haneda Airport in Tokyo. All the passengers and crew were evacuated unharmed, Japanese media reported.
BANGKOK: Three foreign tourists were killed and one other remains missing after a packed speed boat capsized off the popular Thai holiday island of Koh Samui, a police officer said Friday.
SYDNEY: A powerful earthquake measuring 6.4 magnitude struck 572 kilometres (355 miles) beneath the earth’s surface on Friday about 340 kilometres west of the South Pacific island nation of Tonga, the United States Geological Survey reported.
MELBOURNE: About 14 foreigners are facing charges in Australia, after police undertook one of the largest drug seizures in Western Australia’s (WA) history on Friday, China’s Xinhua news agency reported.
GOULOUMBOU: Lying in hospital with bloodied bandages over the deep gashes in his legs, Senegalese fisherman Ali Fall recalls the moment a hippopotamus tried to kill him as he hauled in nets in a local river.
NEW YORK: Police in New York City arrested a rapper charged with attempted murder Thursday after a shooting at a prominent music venue killed one person and injured three, the authorities said.
Hong Kong: Chinese technology giant Lenovo said Thursday it posted a net loss last year, as its smartphones struggle to keep apace with Apple and Android rivals and as the market for personal computers fizzles.
CAMBRIDGE: Filmmaker Steven Spielberg is scheduled to deliver the commencement speech at Harvard University.
DUBAI: Image is everything in Dubai — even when fighting crime.
JAKARTA: Three men accused of poaching rare Sumatran tigers in Indonesia have been arrested, an official said Thursday, with police seizing animal hides, bones and teeth during raids.
SYDNEY: Three new pieces of debris have been found in Mauritius and in Mozambique that could be linked to missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, Australia’s transport minister said Thursday.
NEW YORK: Police say one person has been killed and three others wounded in a shooting inside a concert venue in New York City, where hip-hop artist T.I. was scheduled to perform.
NEW DELHI: India promised swift punishment after a student from Congo was fatally attacked last week in New Delhi, following a demand by several African missions that the government take steps to ensure the safety of Africans living in India.
SEOUL: A group representing Korean victims of the US atomic bombings of Japan protested Thursday that their suffering was being neglected ahead of President Barack Obama’s historic visit to Hiroshima.
BELIZE CITY: Belize’s government said Wednesday it has detected the first case of Zika in a pregnant woman, bringing to two the number of people confirmed infected with the virus in the Central American country.
New Delhi: Apple faces a roadblock in its quest to open stores in India after the finance minister decided it must comply with tough local sourcing rules, a report said Wednesday, days after a visit by chief executive Tim Cook.
LOS ANGELES: Protesters opposed to Donald Trump hurled rocks and bottles outside a rally he spoke at in New Mexico on Tuesday, the same day the bombastic billionaire won the Republican presidential primary in Washington state.
MEAUX: Euro Disney was due to hear on Wednesday whether offering jobs as performers at Disneyland Paris only to “European” candidates amounted to discrimination.
GENEVA: Religious belief is no excuse for refusing to shake a teacher’s hand, Swiss regional authorities ruled Wednesday, reversing one school’s controversial decision to grant exemptions for Muslim students wary of touching the opposite sex.
TOKYO: A Japanese aquarium said Wednesday it had hatched two Humboldt penguin chicks after using artificial insemination, the first time the technique has been successfully deployed for the vulnerable species.
JAKARTA: Thirteen species of Indonesian birds, including the country’s symbolic Javan Hawk-eagle, are at serious risk of extinction mainly due to the pet trade, a wildlife watchdog warned Wednesday.
BRISBANE: An Australian man who kidnapped, drugged and raped a German backpacker was sentenced to nine years in prison on Wednesday for an attack that has drawn comparisons to the grisly Australian horror film “Wolf Creek.”
PARIS: France said Wednesday it will deploy more than 60,000 police to provide security for Euro 2016 as it vowed to “everything possible to avoid a terrorist attack” during the tournament that starts next month.
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