Hiroshima

Global Politics

Photos: Hiroshima after the atomic bomb

Thousands of people were instantly killed after the US dropped an atomic bomb on the Japanese city of Hiroshima on August 6, 1945. About 140,000 would die from complications as a result of the bombing by the end of the year. Here are a selection of historical images on the ground in Hiroshima after the bomb was dropped.

Justice

Hiroshima survivors want more than a US apology

There’s something else that survivors of the A-bomb want: They want the world to agree to no more Hiroshimas. If the visit by John Kerry — and perhaps a future visit by Barack Obama — can help secure that, that would be more meaningful than a formal apology.

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The World - Episode 20071101 - Hiroshima news

There are two news events today relating to the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima. General Paul Tibbets, the American pilot who flew the Enola Gay on that mission to Hiroshima, has died at the age of 92. And Japan's Supreme Court ruled that the Japanese government must pay compensation to survivors of the atomic bomb blast who live outside Japan. Anchor Marco Werman has details.

Arts, Culture & Media

Geo answer

For today's Geo Quiz we were looking for a Japanese city known as the city of water and peace. The world record for the longest paper airplane flight using origami was broken this week in Hiroshima, today's answer. Marina Giovannelli reports.

Prescription for Survival

Doctor and Nobel Peace Prize recipient Bernard Lown talks with Living on Earth about his journey to save the world from nuclear warfare, and his new book "Prescription for Survival."