Hiroshima survivor shifts search for victims from US to Europe

Every weekend for more than 20 years, Shigeaki Mori sat in the hallway of his compact two-storey home making calls to people in the United States, asking, "Do you have a family member who died as a prisoner of war in Japan?" 

Japan typhoon death toll rises to six: Reports

The death toll from a typhoon that pounded Japan this week has risen to six, while five other people including two US serviceman remain missing, reports said today.

Toll in Japan mudslides hits 49

The toll in deadly landslides in the Japanese city of Hiroshima rose to 49 on Saturday, while 41 people remained missing.

Japan survivor search halted over landslide fears

The search for more than 50 people still missing after catastrophic landslides in Japan was halted on Friday because of fears for the safety of rescuers.

Death toll could double to over 80 in Hiroshima landslide, more rain falls

Heavy rain delayed a search on Friday for more than 50 people believed buried under a deadly landslide on the edge of the Japanese city of Hiroshima, as opposition politicians rounded on Prime Minister Shinzo Abe for his handling of the disaster.

Rescuers comb through devastation of Japan landslide

Thousands of rescuers combed through the wreckage of homes engulfed by landslides in western Japan on Thursday in the slim hope of finding survivors, a day after a wall of mud claimed at least 39 lives.

At least 27 dead as Japan landslides engulf homes

Huge landslides in western Japan killed at least 27 people and left another 10 missing Wednesday, the government said, after a wall of mud engulfed homes in a suffocating sludge

At least 18 dead in Japan landslide: Report

At least 18 people were killed and another 13 were still missing after a huge landslide engulfed homes in western Japan, reports said Wednesday.

Hiroshima marks 69th anniversary of atomic bombing

Tens of thousands were to gather for peace ceremonies in Hiroshima today, marking the 69th anniversary of the US atomic bombing of the city, as anti-nuclear sentiment runs high in Japan.

`Last airman in US bombing of Hiroshima dies`

The last surviving crewman of the Enola Gay, the US plane that dropped the first atomic bomb on Japan near the end of World War II, has died, US media has reported.

China newspaper posts map of A-bombed Japan

A Chinese newspaper published a map of Japan with mushroom clouds rising above Hiroshima and Nagasaki, provoking outrage Tuesday from Tokyo`s foreign minister, who is from the first of the cities to be obliterated.

Jude Felix is new coach of senior men Hockey Team: HI

Former India captain Jude Felix has been appointed as coach of the senior men`s national hockey team and the Olympian will work under Chief Coach Terry Walsh, Hockey India (HI) said today.

J-League denies match-fixing suspicion

Japan`s professional football league has said an internal probe turned up no evidence to support suspicions that a recent match was fixed, as it wrestles with an embarrassing racism scandal.

Two dead after Japan navy collision: Report

Two men died after their fishing boat collided with a Japanese naval vessel in waters between two of the country`s main islands, a report said on Wednesday.

Two critical after Japan navy collision

Television footage showed the upturned hull of a small fishing boat in the Seto Inland Sea off Hiroshima after what the coastguard said was a collision at around 8:00 am with the Osumi, a naval transport ship.

Hiroshima, Nagasaki protest US plutonium test

Hiroshima Mayor Kazumi Matsui said in his letter that the test showed the "United States intends to cling to its nuclear stockpile indefinitely, and such actions are completely unacceptable".

Atom bomb nearly exploded over North Carolina in 1961: UK paper

A US atom bomb nearly exploded in 1961 over North Carolina that would have been 260 times more powerful than the device that devastated Hiroshima, according to a declassified document published in a British newspaper on Friday.

Britain backed use of atomic bomb against Japan: US documents

Britain supported the use of atomic bombs against Japan in World War II about a month before the first one was dropped on Hiroshima by the United States, according to declassified American documents.

Hiroshima marks anniversary of US atomic bombing

Tens of thousands were due to gather at a peace memorial park in Hiroshima on Tuesday day to mark the 68th anniversary of the US atomic bombing of the Japanese city.

Power of Oklahoma tornado dwarfs Hiroshima bomb

Wind, humidity and rainfall combined precisely to create the massive killer tornado in Oklahoma.