2018.08.06

News Headlines - 06 August 2018

Hiroshima remembers atomic bombing on 73rd anniversary

Hiroshima marked the anniversary of the Aug. 6, 1945, atomic bombing of the city with a somber ceremony Monday to remember those killed and injured and a call to eliminate nuclear weapons amid hopes of denuclearizing North Korea.
Hiroshima Mayor Kazumi Matsui opened his speech by describing the hellish scene of the blast that morning 73 years ago and the agony of the victims, telling the audience to listen "as if you and your loved ones were there." Then he raised concerns about the global rise of egocentrism and tensions, and urged Japan's government to take more leadership toward achieving a truly nuclear-free world.

North Korea foreign minister to visit Iran on Tuesday - Channel NewsAsia

North Korea's foreign minister Ri Yong Ho is due to visit Iran on Tuesday (Aug 7), Iranian media reported on Saturday.
Ri is set to jet in as the United States reimposes sanctions on Iran following Washington's withdrawal from the 2015 deal to curb Tehran's nuclear programme.

London cab drivers plan legal action against Uber - BBC News

A group of London black cab drivers has planned legal action against Uber in an effort to claim "millions of pounds in lost earnings".
The Licensed Taxi Drivers' Association (LTDA) and 11 other organisations hired solicitors to determine if they have a case against the ride-hailing app.
The LTDA claims its drivers, who have average annual earnings of £50,000, have each lost £10,000 a year since Uber began operating in London in 2012.

Actor Steven Seagal appointed Russian ministry's 'special representative' - CNNPolitics

Russia appointed actor Steven Seagal as a "special representative" on US-Russian humanitarian ties, the country's Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in statement on its official Facebook page Saturday.
According to the statement, the action star's role will be to promote US-Russia relations "in the humanitarian sphere," adding that the role will include collaboration "in the sphere of culture, public and youth exchanges."

US man loses legs, arms and nose after being licked by his dog | Newshub

A US man lost both his legs, most of his nose and some of his arms after contracting a rare bacterial infection from his affectionate dog.
Wisconsin native Greg Manteufel went to the emergency room with what he thought was a cold. But his symptoms, which included bruising all over his body, turned out to be something far more serious.
The 48-year-old had contracted sepsis, a dangerous infection of the bloodstream - and his beloved pit bull was to blame. It's believed the bacteria capnocytophaga was passed to Mr Manteufel when the dog licked him.


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