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This morning, Obama visits Hiroshima, the UN has warned that civilians are in 'danger of starvation' in Syria, Trump pledges to cancel the Paris climate agreement, and more.

by VICE Staff
May 27 2016, 10:08am


President Barack Obama embraces an a-bomb victim at the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park. (Photo by Atsushi Tomura/Getty Images)

Everything you need to know about the world this morning, curated by VICE

US News

Obama Visits Hiroshima Memorial
Barack Obama has become the first serving US president to visit Hiroshima in Japan, laying a wreath at the peace memorial park and embracing an atomic bomb survivor. He did not apologize for the US nuclear attack in 1945, but called on nations to pursue a world without nuclear weapons and "ask what we must do differently to curb such suffering again".—NBC News

Superbug Resistant to Antibiotics Found in US
Scientists have identified the first known case of a superbug that cannot be killed by antibiotics in the US. A 49-year-old woman in Pennsylvania was found with an E. coli infection that is resistant to an "antibiotic of last resort" (a drug used after all other drug options have failed). According to the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, it could signal "the end of the road" for antibiotics.—The Washington Post

Trump Pledges to Cancel Paris Climate Agreement
Donald Trump has pledged to cancel the Paris climate agreement, support offshore drilling and allow the Keystone XL pipeline to be built from Canada's oil sand to the US Gulf Coast. "I want it built, but I want a piece of the profits," Trump said of the pipeline. "That's how we're going to make our country rich again."—The New York Times

Louisiana Governor Signs 'Blue Lives Matter' Bill
Louisiana's Democratic Governor John Bel Edwards has signed legislation that makes the targeting of police officers, firefighters and EMS workers a hate crime. The legislation, dubbed the "blue lives matter" means Louisiana is the first state in the country to add anyone's occupation to hate crimes statue.—CNN

International News

UN Says Syrians in Danger of Starvation
The UN has called for greater humanitarian access in Syria and has warned that "plenty" of civilians are "in danger of starvation." More than 400,000 Syrians are trapped in areas besieged by the government or armed groups. UN humanitarian assistance has only been able to reach 160,000 so far throughout May.—Al Jazeera

South Korean Navy Fires Shots at North Korea Boats
South Korea's navy fired warning shots after a North Korean patrol boat and fishing boat crossed a disputed sea border called the Northern Limit Line. According to the South Korean military, the two vessels from the North retreated about eight minutes after the South Korean navy ship fired five artillery shots.—Newsweek

Mass Rape Social Media Video Shocks Brazil
Brazilian police are searching for more than 30 men suspecting of raping a teenage girl in Rio de Janeiro and posting images of the attack on social media. The attack reportedly took place at the victim's boyfriend's house in western Rio. Campaign groups have called for protests against the culture of rape in Brazil.—BBC News

South Africa Passes Land Expropriation Bill
South Africa's parliament has approved a bill allowing the the compulsory purchase of land by the government in the public interest. Although criticized by opposition parties and farming groups, the governing ANC party said it would tackle historical injustices and place more land in black ownership.—Reuters


Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman is escorted by Mexican security forces at a Navy hangar in Mexico City in January. (Photo by Susana Gonzalez/Bloomberg via Getty Images)

Everything Else

Rapper Troy Ave Arrested After Shooting at T.I. Show
Rapper Troy Ave has been charged with attempted murder, after shots were fired backstage at a T.I. concert Wednesday night and 33-year-old Ronald McPhatter was killed. NYPD released a video it says shows the rapper firing inside the venue.—ABC News

FDA Approves Implant to Control Heroin Addiction
The FDA has approved a new option for those struggling with heroin addiction: a matchstick-sized implant that curbs craving for six months at a time. The probuphine implant is a new delivery system for buprenorphine.—CBS News

El Chapo Wants a Say in Netflix Series
One of Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán's lawyers said the imprisoned drug lord will sue Netflix and Univision if they do not obtain his permission to air a drama series based on his life. El Chapo "is not dead and is not public property," said Andrés Granados.—VICE News

Toronto Police Raid Dozens of Pot Shops
Police raided dozens of pot dispensaries across Toronto on Thursday, the largest crack down of its kind in Canadian history. Cops searched shops believed to be involved in trafficking of marijuana, part of an investigation called Project Claudia.—VICE News

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