Heavy rain hits scenic central Japan, more damage in south

TOKYO (AP) — Flooding and mudslides have stranded hundreds of people in scenic hot springs and hiking areas in central Japan, while rescue workers searched on Thursday for more people missing in the d...

Rescuers seek 9 people missing in central China landslide

BEIJING (AP) — Rescuers in central China were searching Wednesday for nine people left missing in a landslide triggered amid widespread flooding across much of the country. The disa...

Japan battered by more heavy rain, floods, nearly 60 dead

TOKYO (AP) — Pounding rain that already caused deadly floods in southern Japan was moving northeast Wednesday, battering large areas of Japan's main island, swelling more rivers, triggering mudslides ...

Japan floods increase risk of coronavirus spread

More than 1.2 million people have been forced to leave their homes across the southern island of Kyushu in the last five days and are being temporarily housed in schools, local community centers and o...

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Flooding kills 2, disrupts entrance exams in southern China

BEIJING (AP) — Severe flooding and heavy rains have killed at least two people in southern China and disrupted the first day of widely anticipated college entrance exams being held one month late beca...

Red alert issued in Wuhan as floodwaters rise

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Authorities in Wuhan on Tuesday (July 7) released the highest level alert for torrential rain as floodwaters continue to rise in the city. Wuhan, which is where the cor...

Death toll from flooding in Japan rises to 50, dozen missing

TOKYO (AP) — Soldiers rescued residents on boats as floodwaters flowed down streets in southern Japanese towns hit by deadly rains that were expanding across the region Tuesday. At least 50 peop...

Japan floods: 1.2 million people to be evacuated

Nearly 1.2 million people have been asked to leave their homes as Japan's southern region of Kyushu continues to be lashed by heavy rainfall that began over the weekend. The resulting floods have ...

Heavy rain, flood warnings issued for Wuhan, Shanghai

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Heavy rain warnings have been issued for Anhui, Wuhan, Shanghai, and many areas along the Yangtze River Basin, further menacing the Three Gorges Dam and threatening the re...

Japan: Fresh rainfall, mudslides warning in flood-hit Kyushu island

Scores of people remained stranded in southern Japan on Sunday after heavy rain the day before caused deep flooding and mudslides that left at least 34 people confirmed or presumed dead. Floodwaters ...

China braces for more storms; 121 dead or missing this year

BEIJING (AP) — A wide swath of southern China braced Sunday for more seasonal rains and flooding that state media said has already left more than 120 people dead or missing this year. ...

Japan floods leave some 20 dead, many in nursing homes

TOKYO (AP) — Deep floodwaters and the risk of more mudslides that left about 20 people confirmed or presumed dead hampered search and rescue operations on Sunday in southern Japan, including at elderl...

Heavy rain floods southern Japan; over a dozen presumed dead

TOKYO (AP) — Heavy rain in southern Japan triggered flooding and mudslides on Saturday, leaving more than a dozen people presumed dead, about 10 missing and dozens stranded on rooftops waiting t...

Japan: Torrential rains wreak havoc in southwest

Japanese authorities have ordered some 76,500 people in Kumamoto and Kagoshima prefectures on the southwestern island of Kyushu to seek refuge amid downpours that were called unprecedented in some reg...