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Hiroshima marks 70th anniversary of atomic bombing

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Tokyo: The residents of Japan’s Hiroshima city on Thursday commemorated the 70th anniversary of the first atomic bomb dropped by a US aircraft on this day in 1945.

The crowd observed a minute of silence at 8:15 a.m., the exact time the US B-29 bomber Enola Gay dropped the atomic bomb, which exploded some 600 metres (1,800 feet) above the city on August 6, 1945, state-run news agency NHK reported.

The Hiroshima bombing — and a second one in Nagasaki three days later — is credited with ending the Second World War. It claimed the lives of at least 140,000 people in Hiroshima city.

At least 55,000 people, including Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Hiroshima mayor Kazumi Matsui and some of the survivors, were present at the Peace Memorial Park for the annual ceremony.

Prime Minister Abe expressed his commitment to global dialogue. He said Japan will continue to seek cooperation from both nuclear and non-nuclear countries to do even more to achieve a world without nuclear weapons.

Abe said that to demonstrate this determination, Japan will introduce a new resolution at the UN General Assembly seeking the abolition of nuclear weapons.

Matsui called nuclear weapons “an absolute evil” and “ultimate inhumanity”.

(IANS)

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Here are 4 Destinations you Need to Add to Your 2020 Travel Calendar

Mark your 2020 travel calendar with these global spots

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If you're a traveller then you definitely need to visit these beautiful global travel destinations. Pixabay

BY SIDDHI JAIN

For travel enthusiasts and people who are looking to head out for a long-haul vacation in the upcoming year, the experts have suggested some top destinations where they can breath a “sigh of relief”. Lets see what they are:

1. Egypt

Egypt has just topped UK’s Independent newspaper’s list for “top countries to visit”. With the new Grand Egyptian Museum located near the Pyramids of Giza, opening in 2020, where there will be 30,000 never-before-seen Egyptian artefacts, this will be a big draw. –Anthony Lim, Insight Vacations and Luxury Gold

2. Australia

Apart from having a plethora of natural and manmade tourist attractions, Australia will also be hosting the T20 Cricket World Cup in 2020, which will make Australia a hot travel destination in 2020. –Paytm Travel

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Egypt is considered to be one of the best travel destinations in the world. Pixabay

3. Bali

Indonesia’s most visited island refuses to lose its charm for the travellers. Awarded as the World’s Best Travel Destination in 2017, the island covers the holiday interests of all kinds of travellers. Whether it is natural attractions, cultural richness or gastronomic adventures, the island has multiple spots to experience them all. With its extravagant temples, never-ending coastline, some of the world’s best retreats and party spots, Bali is a marvellous combination of leisure, adventure, spiritual awakening and a happening nightlife, all in one island. –Dharamveer Singh Chouhan, Zostel

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4. Japan

Japan will be another trending destination in the new year because of the 2020 Olympics but what people will be seeking for is the opportunity to go deeper into Japan. From the dynamic cities to the majestic temples and scenic landscapes, Japan is an amazing showcase of the juxtaposition of modern and traditional cultures. –Anthony Lim, Insight Vacations and Luxury Gold (IANS)

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