Hiroshima bombing 70th anniversary: the atomic

Japan,August 6: It was a US B-29 bomber called the 'Enola Gay' which dropped the uranium bomb on Hiroshima 70 years ago, exploding some 600m above the city at around 08:10 on the 6th August 1945.

An estimated 140,000 people died in a city of 350,000, including those who succumbed to severe radiation exposure through the end of 1945.

Benjamin Bederson is a physicist who was selected to serve in the Special Engineering Detachment during the Manhattan Project, which went on to develop the first atomic weapons used in the Second World War.

He helped in designing ignition switches and he went on to prepare the switch for the Hiroshima bomb on Tinian island. Benjamin Bederson has been speaking to Newsday's Julian Keane.

Empowered Xi Jinping Says China Ready To Fight 'Bloody Battle'

Beijing: President Xi Jinping delivered a blistering nationalist speech on Tuesday, warning against any attempts to split China and touting the countr...

Defiant Shinzo Abe hits back over scandal as support plunges

Tokyo: Japan's embattled prime minister hit back at critics over a favoritism and cover-up scandal that has seen his popularity plunge and loosened hi...

Drone strike kills 6 IS terrorists in Afghanistan

Kabul: At least six terrorists belonging to the Islamic State (IS) group have been killed in the latest drone strike in eastern Nangarhar province of ...

Pak court orders suspension of passport of 'absconder' Musharraf

Islamabad: In a blow to Pakistan's former dictator General (retd) Pervez Musharraf, the special court hearing the high treason case against him has al...