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3 hrs ago | Albany Times Union

39 dead, dozens missing after Japan landslides

Members of Ground Self-Defense Force, firefighters and police officers continue the search for missing people among the debris of houses destroyed by a landslide caused by torrential rain on August 21, 2014 in Hiroshima, Japan.


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7 hrs ago | Weirton Daily Times

Kenneth Berdine

BERDINE, Kenneth L., 89 of Paris, PA, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014, at Trinity Medical Center West, Steubenville, OH, surrounded by his loving family.


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12 hrs ago | Times of Oman

Rescuers comb through devastation of Japan landslide

Japan Self-Defense Force soldiers and police officers search for survivors at a site where a landslide swept through a residential area at Asaminami ward in Hiroshima, western Japan, August 21, 2014.


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Wed Aug 20, 2014

Stars and Stripes

Japan reportedly to expand support for US military

Japan Air Self Defense Force air crew members direct and watch as pilots extend the wings on a E-2C Hawkeye at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, in this Feb. 5, 2009, file photo.


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NHK World

Next S.Korean envoy to Japan seeks to improve ties

South Korea's next ambassador to Japan has pledged to improve strained bilateral relations.


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Chico Enterprise-Record

Landslide in Hiroshima kills 36

Public broadcaster NHK showed rescue workers suspended by ropes from police helicopters pulling victims from the rubble.


Related Topix: Landslide, Mudflow, Natural Disasters, World News, Asia, Weather

Pattaya Mail

Thais detained in Japan auto incident reject Foreign Ministry help

Three Thai nationals detained in Japan in connection with a car accident that that left a Japanese student dead has rejected assistance from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.


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Hotel Online

April 2015 Opening Set for the 970-room Hotel Gracery Shinjuku in Tokyo, Japan

Leading Japanese hospitality company Fujita Kanko Inc. announced it is now accepting reservations for a new Hotel Gracery, opening in April 2015 in Kabukicho, Tokyo's entertainment and nightlife hub, located in the Shinjuku area.


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The Independent

At least 27 dead and several missing after landslides hit Hiroshima in Japan

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Denver Post

Afternoon Headlines: DIA flying friendly skies, Broncos "stunk," plus 9 more stories

June 10: United Airlines 787 Boeing Dreamliner waiting on it's push back from DIA on it's nonstop service from its hub in Denver to Tokyo-Narita.


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At least 27 dead as Japan landslide...

A huge landslide that engulfed homes in western Japan killed at least 27 people and left another 10 missing, the government said Wednesday.


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At least 27 dead as Japan landslide buries homes

A huge landslide that engulfed homes in western Japan killed at least 27 people and left another 10 missing, the government said on Wednesday Soldiers and rescue workers look for survivors at the site of a landslide after heavy rains hit the city of Hiroshima, western Japan, on August 20, 2014.


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Japanese 111-year-old becomes oldest man

Sakari Momoi, a Japanese born months before the Wright brothers carried out the first human flight, was recognised on Wednesday as the world's oldest male at the age of 111.


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Tue Aug 19, 2014

China fines Japanese firms over pricing

A Mercedes-Benz showroom in Beijing. China's anti-monopoly regulator has found the German car maker guilty of charging excessive prices for parts.


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The Tribune

At least 6 dead, 22 missing in Hiroshima landslide

In this aerial photo, a survivor is lifted by a rescue helicopter from an area devastated by a massive landslide in Hiroshima, western Japan, Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014.


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International Business Times

Japan Resumes Exports of Fukushima Rice, Singapore to Receive 1st Batch

Singapore will be the first country, since 2011, to receive some 300 kilogrammes of rice harvested at Sukagawa City.


Related Topix: Tsunami, Natural Disasters, World News, Asian Tsunami Disaster

Reports: 8 dead, 13 missing in Hiroshima landslide

Video footage from the national broadcaster NHK showed suburban homes in the western Japanese city surrounded by streams of mud and debris, and residents picking their way over piles of rocks and dirt.


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NHK World

Landslides caused by heavy rain kill 3 people

Torrential rain has hit Hiroshima Prefecture in western Japan, causing landslides and flooding.


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Dear Kitty

Japanese government honours war criminals again

Jan Ruff-O'Herne told her shocking story on Australian Story in 2001 - a secret that took her 50 years to come to terms with before finally, she revealed it in a letter to her two daughters.


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Christian Science Monitor

As maritime disputes simmer, Vietnam counts cost of anti-China riots

After anti-Chinese rioters attacked his auto-parts factory in May, Lee Wang-chung and his family had to leave town in a hurry.


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