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36 dead, 7 missing in Hiroshima landslide

In this aerial photo, houses are heavily damaged after a massive landslide swept through residential areas in Hiroshima, western Japan, Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014.  AP

Rain-sodden slopes collapsed in torrents of mud, rock and debris Wednesday on the outskirts of Hiroshima city, killing at least 36 people and leaving seven missing, Japanese police said.

Posted: August 21st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Giant sunfish caught off Hokkaido

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A giant sunfish more than three-and-a-half meters long and weighing more than one ton has been caught in waters off Hakodate, in Japan’s northernmost prefecture of Hokkaido. Fishermen belonging to the Minami-kayabe fisheries cooperative found the sunfish as they lifted a fixed net on Thursday morning. Based on its size, it is believed to be a [...]

Posted: August 20th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

8 dead, 13 missing in Japan landslides–reports

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Eight people died and at least 13 were missing after rain-sodden hills in the outskirts of Hiroshima gave way early Wednesday in at least five landslides.

Posted: August 20th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Japan volcanic isle may collapse, create tsunami–study

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An erupting volcanic island that is expanding off Japan could trigger a tsunami if its freshly-formed lava slopes collapse into the sea, scientists said Tuesday.

Posted: August 19th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Japan looks into report Japanese detained in Syria

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Japan is looking into reports that a Japanese man may have been detained possibly by militants in Syria, the foreign ministry said Monday.

Posted: August 18th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

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