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Deadly floods, landslides devastate southwest Japan

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 7/09/18, 10:38 am

Rescue workers in southwest Japan searched for survivors Monday after heavy rains triggered landslides and floods, leading to an estimated 100 deaths and dozens of people reported missing. Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga in a Monday news conference said authorities confirmed 87 people had died, while 13 others showed no vital signs when responders found them. The rains caused rivers to overflow and flood cities, leaving many people climbing onto rooftops for shelter. Power companies said nearly 13,000 customers lost electricity and hundreds of thousands of others had no water.

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6.1 magnitude quake strikes western Japan

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 6/18/18, 11:29 am

A 6.1 magnitude earthquake struck western Japan on Monday, killing three people and injuring more than 200 others. The earthquake collapsed walls, cracked pipes. and triggered fires across the port city of Osaka and its surrounding areas. The casualties include a 9-year-old girl on her way to school and two men in their 80s, national broadcaster NHK reported. Japan’s Fire and Disaster Management Agency said 214 people received treatment in five jurisdictions.

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North Korea suspends nuclear tests, missile launches

by Mickey McLean
Posted 4/21/18, 10:01 am

North Korea’s state-run media reported early Saturday that the country is suspending nuclear tests and intercontinental ballistic missile launches ahead of planned summits with South Korea and the United States. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un made the announcement at a meeting of the ruling party’s Central Committee on Friday.

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