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Obama at Hiroshima: 'Death fell from the sky' video

Barack Obama lays a wreath at a cenotaph at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park in Hiroshima.

Barack Obama shared his reflection on the horrors of the war and hoped that the horror of Hiroshima could spark a "moral awakening."

Fraud charges for man posing as teenager

Artur Samarin called himself Asher Potts while he attended a Pennsylvania high school.

Artur Samarin has been charged with statutory sexual assault, corruption of minors, theft and tampering with public records.

Spielberg: Be real-life movie heroes

Filmmaker Steven Spielberg acknowledges the crowd as he receives an honorary Doctor of Arts degree during the 365th ...

The Oscar-winning director had some powerful words of advice for a room full of Harvard graduates.

Watch: spelling bee drama

The relief of nailing a tricky word.

Spelling is a competitive sport - and a really big deal - in the US.

Fears over 'nightmare' superbug

The superbug could mean "the end of the road" for antibiotics.

US health officials alarmed as woman found carrying bacteria resistant to all antibiotics.

Four saved after jets collide

The F/A-18 Super Hornet jet fighters were based in Virginia Beach.

Crew members plucked from the sea by fishing boat after mid-air collision off US coast.

Trump secures nomination numbers

Donald Trump has secured the required 1237 delegates to win the Republican nomination for US President, with many state ...

A small number of unbound delegates pledge to support Donald Trump, giving him the 1237 he needed.

Journal found with lost hiker

Geraldine Largay got lost after leaving the trail in 2013, her body was found two years later.

A hiker who lasted 26 days after getting lost kept a journal of her ordeal, after her last desperate text messages failed to send.

Trump, Sanders consider debate

US Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders speaks at a rally in Anaheim, California on May 24.

Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders could leave Hillary Clinton on the sidelines..

One dead, three shot at concert video

T.I. never showed up at his concert at which one person was killed and others injured.

A man is dead and three others have gunshot wounds after an incident at a rap concert.

'American Sniper' medal count discrepancy

Chris Kyle, a former Navy SEAL and author of the book American Sniper, in 2012.

An investigation into whether Iraq war veteran Chris Kyle embellished his military record is under way.

Trump: You're fired

Republican US presidential candidate Donald Trump is drawing strength from the less educated and white working classes.

Decisive Trump fires his national political director after he forgets to include Nevada.

Dictator's propaganda star video

James and Ted Dresnok are interviewed by Roh Kil-nam, who is a naturalised US citizen.

James isn't your run-of-the-mill North Korean army captain. Son of an American defector and in full uniform, he delivered a message to his nation.

Hillary Clinton ignored clear directives video

Is Hillary Clinton's presidential dream now in tatters?

As inspector general's review also finds Clinton's email system was vulnerable to hackers.

Rugby player's dark LA secret

Michael Quinn is a genetic scientist at a Melbourne IVF clinic.

Michael Quinn has been charged with attempted child sex trafficking and faces life in a US prison.

Solar plane's next stop

The solar powered airplane Solar Impulse 2 is seen shortly after take off from Dayton International Airport, in Dayton, ...

Plane powered by the sun makes it's latest stopover on its round-the-world trip.

App gets conviction quashed

A smartphone app, allowing users to know their rights when they come into contact with the law, has seen a US man's ...

Legal help from a phone app gets man off drink-driving conviction.

'Fight this all the way'

11 US states have now joined the fight to stop US schools from allowing transgender students to use toilets that match ...

Should transgender students use bathrooms matching their gender identity?

Watch: Outrageous traffic stop havoc video

Out of my way: Police officers (left) and the driver's mother are knocked over as a motorist reverses, rams a police car ...

Driver in US knocked over her mother and two officers as she rammed a police car to escape a traffic stop.

Obama stops for noodles with Bourdain

US President Barack Obama talks with Anthony Bourdain after at a shopping area of Hanoi, Vietnam.

The US President surprised many in Vietnam by having dinner with celebrity food show host Anthony Bourdain.

Protests turn violent at Trump rally

Police were forced to use pepper spray and smoke grenades at a Donald Trump rally.

Protesters disrupted Donald Trump's rally in New Mexico, forcing police to get involved.

Truth seeker plans to 're-create 9/11'

Paul Salo hopes his reconstruction will bring closure on 9/11.

A suggested reconstruction of 9/11 could "either put doubts to rest for good or open Pandora's Box."

Capybara on the lam

Two capybara, like this, are hiding out in a park in Canada after escaping from the zoo.

Zoo staff in Canada are in hot pursuit of two capybara that escaped from their pen.

Death penalty sought over massacre

Dylann Roof, 21, was arrested in June last year.

Man charged with shooting nine black parishioners in a US church awaiting trail.

All-out blitz in California video

U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders speaks at a rally in Anaheim, California.

Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders duke it out for support ahead of California's presidential primary.

Teen secretly takes boyfriend to prom

Myren and Ralph, on their way to prom.

"My parents told me I couldn't go to prom because I wanted to go with my boyfriend so I had to go behind their backs."

Watch: Carpool with 'Happy Chewbacca' video

"Chewbacca Mom"  Candace Payne catches a ride with Late Show host James Corden and director JJ Abrams.

It's a perfect carpool moment. James Corden, "Chewbacca Mom" and JJ Abrams.

Cosby to face trial for assault

Comedian Bill Cosby arrives at the Montgomery County Courthouse for a preliminary hearing related to sexual assault charges.

Ex-TV sitcom star could get 10 years in jail, if convicted on charges of sexually assaulting a woman in 2004.

Two FBI agents shot

Two FBI agents received non-life-threatening wounds after being shot while serving a warrant near Chicago.

Two FBI agents shot and injured while serving a warrant outside Chicago, with suspected shooter found dead inside.

Convention could be 'messy' video

US Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders speaks in East Los Angeles, California.

Democracy is not always nice and quiet and gentle, says Bernie Sanders

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