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Japan's Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga (L) pays his respects during a ceremony to mark the 76th anniversary of the world's first atomic bomb attack at the Peace Memorial Park in Hiroshima on August 6, 2021. - Japan OUT (Photo by STR / JIJI PRESS / AFP) / Japan OUT (Photo by STR/JIJI PRESS/AFP via Getty Images)

77th anniversary of Hiroshima bombing

On the 77th anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima, the Japanese prime minister called on the world to abandon nuclear weapons. On Saturday, Prime Minister Fumio Kishida among thousands of attendees observed the deaths of 140,000 citizens who lost their lives in 1945. Kishida also announced Hiroshima will be hosting next year’s G7 summit where officials hope to rally world leaders behind a pledge of denuclearization.




Flames from the McKinney Fire burn beyond firefighters in Klamath National Forest, Calif., on Sunday, July 31, 2022. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)

McKinney Fire in N. Calif. leaves two dead

Two people are dead and thousands more evacuated as firefighters battle  California’s largest fire this season. Governor Gavin Newsom (D-Calif.) declared a state of emergency Saturday, as the McKinney Fire burning near the California-Oregon border continued to rage out of control. More than 55,000 acres have been charred since the flames broke out Friday. Crews found the bodies of two people in a burned-out vehicle Sunday morning. 




FILE - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe reacts during a press conference at the prime minister official residence in Tokyo on Aug. 28, 2020. Japan's Cabinet on Friday, July 22, 2022 formally decided to hold a state funeral on Sept. 27 for the assassinated former Prime Minister Abe, amid national debate over the plan which some criticize an attempt to glorify a divisive political figure. (Franck Robichon/Pool Photo via AP, File)

Japanese authorities search for motive in Abe murder

The assassin of former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is undergoing mental health evaluations as authorities try to find a motive to the killing. Abe, 67, was pronounced dead by doctors at the Nara Medical University Hospital, at 5:03 p.m local time on Friday, just over five hours after being shot while delivering a campaign speech in front of a small crowd on a street.


Ukrainian soldiers walk next to destroyed Russians armored vehicles in Bucha, Ukraine, Saturday, April 2, 2022. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)

Two Americans dead in Donbas region of Ukraine

Two American volunteers in Ukraine died in the countries Donbas region. According to the US State Department, the two Americans were believed to have assisted Ukraine’s military defenses against Russia when they died. The department has offered to provide the victims families consular assistance and keep further details private.