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Japan landslide toll feared to more than double

Japan's Self-Defense Force members search for survivors in the rubble in a mud-ridden residential area following a massive landslide in Hiroshima, western Japan, Friday, Aug. 22, 2014. Hillsides caved in or were swept down into residential areas in at least five valleys in the suburbs of the western Japanese city on Wednesday, crushing dozens of houses after heavy rains.(AP Photo/Kyodo News)

The death toll from catastrophic landslides in western Japan could more than double, police said Friday, as the number of missing people rose to 52 in addition to the 39 confirmed dead.

Posted: August 22nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

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 »

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 »

100 likely dead as Nepal landslide blocks river

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Fresh rainfall was hampering a search Sunday for scores of villagers believed to be buried by a massive landslide in northern Nepal, where army troops used explosives to blast a river blockage in an attempt to release a dangerous water buildup.

Posted: August 3rd, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Nearly 150 feared trapped in landslide in India

A mudslide is seen in Malin village in Pune district the western Indian state of Maharashtra on July 30, 2014. A major landslide struck a village in western India following heavy monsoon rains, leaving 150 people feared trapped, a rescue official said. The landslide submerged Malin village in Pune district of Maharashtra state, said Alok Avasthy, regional commandant at the National Disaster Response Force. "Civil authorities say around 42 to 50 houses are affected. 150 people are feared trapped. We have sent two teams," Avasthy told AFP. AFP PHOTO/STR

An Indian official says that more than 150 people are feared buried under a landslide that hit a village in western India following torrential rains.

Posted: July 30th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

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