Ghosts continue to haunt Japan's Battleship Island

Feb 18, 2017

Ghosts continue to haunt Japan's Battleship Island

The haunting silhouette of Hashima Island, known in English as Battleship Island, rises up from the sea, an abandoned testament to what was once the most densely populated city on Earth. Thousands of men, women and children lived and worked on the island just ...

Historical truths can take decades to unearth

Feb 15, 2017

Historical truths can take decades to unearth

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Journalist Eidai Hayashi is battling cancer. At 83 years old, he can barely keep hold of his fountain pen, since the pain has spread to every part of his body. “I quit chemotherapy, though I know the cancer is just going to spread and ...

World War II bomb defused in Greek city after 75,000 people evacuated

Feb 12, 2017

World War II bomb defused in Greek city after 75,000 people evacuated

Authorities in the northern Greek city of Thessaloniki evacuated an estimated 75,000 people Sunday so army experts could defuse a 500-pound (227-kg) unexploded World War II bomb found under a gas station. The evacuation started at 7 a.m. Police went house-to-house ringing bells and ...

Hiroshima A-Bomb Dome lighting event stirs controversy

Feb 2, 2017

Hiroshima A-Bomb Dome lighting event stirs controversy

A daily illumination event involving trees around the Atomic Bomb Dome in Hiroshima has raised questions over whether it is appropriate to promote tourism in the area that was destroyed by the U.S. weapon in the closing days of World War II. The tourism ...