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Hiroshima Prefecture, Japan

Barack Obama lands in Hiroshima to become 1st sitting US president to visit since atomic bomb was dropped in 1945 - AP

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Tokyo International Airport, Tokyo, Tokyo Prefecture, JP

Video: Passengers using the emergency slides to evacuate a Korean Air Boeing 777 that suffered an engine fire before takeoff at Haneda Airport in Tokyo - @AJJTokyo


West Bengal, India

Mamata Banerjee sworn in as Chief Minister of West Bengal, India for the second time; the first woman to hold the position - The Hindu


Hiroshima Prefecture, Japan

Editor's note: Barack Obama will shortly become the first sitting US president to visit Hiroshima since the United States dropped a nuclear bomb on the city in 1945. He will lay a wreath at the cenotaph commemorating the victims of the bombing - seen in Japan as a politically neutral place - however, as Motoko Rich, the New York Times' Japan bureau chief outlines, he needs to decide whether to visit the museum, given its overwhelming portrayal of Japan as a victim; whether to meet with any of the survivors and what to say to them; and whether to say anything about Japan’s actions during World War II, including the attack on Pearl Harbor. - Luke

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Iwakuni-shi, Yamaguchi Prefecture, Japan

Barack Obama speaks to gathered US and Japanese service personnel at Iwakuni before departing for Hiroshima - @DavidNakamura


Meerut, Uttar Pradesh, India

8 injured in fire at rubber factory in Partapur industrial area of Meerut, India - Times of India


France labor reforms protests

French president Hollande vows to press on with labour reforms in the face of widespread disruptive protests - AFP


Hiroshima-shi, Hiroshima Prefecture, Japan

Photo: Air Force One on the ground at Iwakuni Marine Station before President Obama travels the short distance to Hiroshima - @DavidNakamura


2016 US elections

British PM says no date fixed for potential Trump UK visit; says he would be 'happy to meet him' and says US/UK relationship 'will work whoever is leading the 2 countries' - Reuters

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Khonsa, Arunachal Pradesh, India

Preliminary magnitude 4.6 earthquake strikes about 64 miles ESE of Khonsa, India - USGS

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G-7 summit, May 2016

British PM Cameron: World economy could lose $100 trillion if we do nothing to combat failing antibiotics - Reuters

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Downtown Seattle, Seattle, WA

35-year-old man shot multiple times at downtown Seattle bus stop, fire officials say; no word on suspects - KOMO

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Korean Air plane fire at Tokyo International Airport, May 27, 2016

Update: Some people may have been injured in evacuation of Korean Air flight in Tokyo, Henada Airport official says; no word on severity or cause of injuries - AP

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Chinese stocks on track for longest stretch of weekly losses in almost 4 years; Shanghai down 0.31%, Hang Seng down 0.18% - Bloomberg, Google Finance


New South Wales, Australia

New South Wales farmer Ian Turnbull found guilty of murdering environment officer Glen Turner - Australia's ABC News


Korean Air plane fire at Tokyo International Airport, May 27, 2016

Editor's note: The Korean Air plane that evacuated before takeoff in Tokyo is reported to be Flight KE2708 with scheduled service to Seoul's Gimpo International Airport. Japan's Kyodo News and NHK report that the fire occurred on the left wing or engine of the Boeing 777. All 319 passengers and crew members were safely evacuated, Yonhap News reports. - Jimmy

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Korean Air plane fire at Tokyo International Airport, May 27, 2016

Photo: Fire crews hosing down Korean Air jet's left engine; back of engine appears to show fire damage - @robotopia

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Korean Air plane fire at Tokyo International Airport, May 27, 2016

Update: Korean Air plane evacuated in Tokyo after smoke came from its left engine, Japan's NHK reports - Reuters

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Preliminary magnitude 6.4 earthquake recorded near the Lau Ridge, about half way between Tonga's Nuku'alofa and Fiji's Suva - USGS

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Korean Air plane fire at Tokyo International Airport, May 27, 2016

Video: Korean Air passengers wait on runway after evacuating plane on runway at Tokyo International Airport - @AJJTokyo

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