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Japan hit with deadly floods and landslides; 15 dead

Dozens missing after torrential rainfall in Japan’s southwest More than 7,800 rescuers are searching for missing and stranded people Twelve people died in Fukuoka and 14 people are missing, according to Fukuoka prefecture’s Disaster Management web site. It said 104,746 people remain under evacuation order. Three people have been killed and 47 people are unaccounted for in Oita prefecture, where 40,033 people remain under evacuation order. Heavy rains hamper search

Trump: UK commerce deal anticipated ‘in a short time’

The UK can’t signal a commerce deal till it formally leaves the European Union British media had speculated Trump’s journey had been quietly canceled Trump made the feedback Saturday as he met with British Prime Minister Theresa Might at the G20 meeting in Hamburg, Germany. The US President additionally confirmed he would go to London, however did not give particulars of the timing. G20 protesters set street fires, loot stores

US and Russia inch nearer to cooperating on Syria

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson stated the 2 leaders had reached an settlement on curbing violence in Syria. Step one towards that was settlement on establishing a ceasefire and de-escalation zone in southwest Syria, within the province of Deraa and alongside the Lebanese border. It is an space that has seen intense fight not too long ago amongst many competing teams. The US and Jordan have been backing reasonable

Venezuela’s Leopoldo Lopez launched from jail to accommodate arrest

Lopez has been detained since early 2014 over accusations of inciting anti-government protests. “By the facility of Supreme Court docket Decide Maikel Moreno, the prison court docket of the Supreme Court docket Justice grants home arrest to Leopoldo Lopez resulting from well being issues,” the court docket tweeted. One among Lopez’s kinfolk confirmed that he has been granted home arrest. Leopoldo López Fast Facts The South American nation is within

Opinion: Nations take a step away from the specter of nuclear annihilation

America authorities opposed the historic UN vote for a brand new treaty to ban nuclear weapons, however that was a knee-jerk response, grounded in final century’s reflexes. As we speak, the trail ahead to complete abolition of those weapons is open — at the same time as, mockingly, the danger of nuclear war is greater than it has been because the worst days of the Chilly Struggle. America and Russia

US to check THAAD missile protection system

The precise date of the deliberate check just isn’t being disclosed till it has taken place. The THAAD relies on the Pacific Spaceport Advanced Alaska in Kodiak, Alaska. In response to the official, the check just isn’t associated to North Korea’s latest intercontinental ballistic missile launch. THAAD is designed to shoot down brief, medium and intermediate ballistic missiles with shorter ranges than the ICBM that North Korea launched Tuesday. The

Ivanka Trump briefly takes Donald Trump seat at G20 desk

Picture copyright Getty Photographs Picture caption Ms Trump accompanied her father to earlier classes earlier than sitting in for him later In an uncommon transfer Ivanka Trump briefly took her father Donald’s seat at a summit of world leaders on Saturday. The US president had stepped away for a gathering with the Indonesian chief throughout the G20 assembly. Ms Trump is formally an adviser to the president, however absences on

Battle for Mosul: IS defeat imminent, says state TV

Picture copyright Reuters Picture caption Police have began celebrating within the streets of Mosul So-called Islamic State (IS) defences within the Iraqi metropolis of Mosul are collapsing quick and troops count on to take full management within the subsequent few hours, state tv has introduced. Just a few metres stay to be taken, a correspondent stated. Some Iraqi safety forces have been seen dancing within the streets although commanders have

Japan’s Dentsu promoting company charged over worker suicide

Picture copyright Getty Photographs Picture caption Dentsu discovered itself on the centre of an argument about demise from overwork One in every of Japan’s main promoting businesses has been charged over the demise of an worker from overwork. Dentsu is accused of violating labour requirements after Matsuri Takahashi, 24, killed herself in 2015. Her associates stated Ms Takahashi – who had been on the agency for lower than a yr

Japan floods: Deaths after Kyushu rain rise to 15

Picture copyright EPA Picture caption Extra rain is anticipated on Kyushu island on the wekend The dying toll from flooding attributable to current heavy rain in southern Japan has risen to not less than 15, officers say. Emergency groups are looking for one other 15 people who find themselves lacking. Rivers burst their banks, destroying buildings and roads after greater than 50cm (20in) of rain fell on elements of Kyushu,