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Obama at Hiroshima: 'Death fell from the sky'
HIROSHIMA, Japan (AP) -- Barack Obama on Friday paid tribute to the "silent cry" of the 140,000 people killed by the world's first atomic bomb attack and sought to renew attention in his unfulfilled vision of a world without nuclear weapons, as he became the first sitting U.S. president to visit Hiroshima....

Obama's hug of Hiroshima survivor epitomizes historic visit
HIROSHIMA, Japan (AP) -- President Barack Obama may have faced the legacy of Hiroshima most directly with his embrace of a man who survived the devastating atomic blast....

Visitors to Hiroshima memorial reflect on Obama's visit
HIROSHIMA, Japan (AP) -- Visitors to the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park on Friday had this to say ahead of U.S. President Barack Obama's visit later in the day. Obama is the first sitting U.S. president to come to Hiroshima, a city devastated by a U.S.-dropped atomic bomb at the end of World War II....

BY THE NUMBERS: The atomic bombing of Hiroshima
HIROSHIMA, Japan (AP) -- President Barack Obama visits Hiroshima on Friday, the first sitting American president to do so since the U.S. dropped an atomic bomb on the city in western Japan on Aug. 6, 1945. A second atomic bomb was dropped on Nagasaki three days later. The U.S. has said the bombings hastened Japan's surrender and eliminated the need for a U.S. invasion that would have cost many more lives. The toll on the two Japanese cities was heavy. Here's a look, by the numbers, at the atomic bombing of Hiroshima:...

Abe claims success as G-7 leaders back action on economies
SHIMA, Japan (AP) -- Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe claimed success Friday in winning support for his approach to fighting off a possible economic crisis from fellow leaders of the Group of Seven wealthy nations, despite mounting evidence the formula is failing to yield promised results in Japan....

How Alibaba won _ and lost _ a friend in Washington
SHANGHAI (AP) -- In 2011, a respected anti-counterfeiting coalition in Washington escalated its fight against the Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba, saying its websites served as a 24-hour market "for counterfeiters and pirates" and should be blacklisted....

IOC: 23 positives in retests of samples from London Olympics
LONDON (AP) -- Nearly two dozen athletes tested positive in reanalysis of their doping samples from the 2012 London Olympics, adding to the more than 30 already caught in retesting from the 2008 Beijing Games....

Chinese kids who climb cliffside ladder home will get stairs
BEIJING (AP) -- Just to get home from school, they climb 800 meters (more than 2,500 feet) toward the sky - on a ladder made of bamboo and secured to a sheer cliff face....

IS grabs territory from Syrian rebels near Turkish border
BEIRUT (AP) -- Militants of the Islamic State group on Friday seized at least six villages from Syrian rebels near the Turkish border in rapid advances that forced the evacuation of a crucial hospital amid heavy fighting in the area, Syrian opposition activists and an international medical organization said....

Official: Beacon from Egypt crash detected, search narrows
CAIRO (AP) -- A French vessel that joined the search for the EgyptAir plane which crashed last week killing all 66 people on board arrived Friday in the crash area, as Egyptian officials said search teams in the Mediterranean have picked up a beacon believed to be from the doomed aircraft....

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