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Torrential rains leave trail of destruction in western Japan

National Jul 9, 2018

Torrential rains leave trail of destruction in western Japan

The death toll from torrential rains in western Japan moved above 100 early Monday, with dozens of others still missing after massive flooding and landslides destroyed homes and displaced tens of thousands. This is a selection of scenes of the widespread damage. Rescue workers hunt ...

Economist who fled North Korea says South's plan falls short

Asia Pacific Jul 9, 2018

Economist who fled North Korea says South's plan falls short

South Korea's blueprint for railroad links through North Korea to China and Russia falls well short of Kim Jong Un's vision for developing his impoverished nation, according to a defector who provides economic research to the government in Seoul. While President Moon Jae-in's so-called "three-belts" ...

U.N. report warns worldwide fish consumption is unsustainable

World Jul 9, 2018

U.N. report warns worldwide fish consumption is unsustainable

A third of the world's oceans are overfished and fish consumption is at an all-time high, raising fears over the sustainability of a key source of protein for millions around the world, the United Nations warned in a report Monday. Overfishing is particularly bad in ...

California wildfires rage on, forcing thousands to flee

World Jul 9, 2018

California wildfires rage on, forcing thousands to flee

California firefighters battling several wildfires that have destroyed dozens of structures and forced thousands of residents to evacuate will get some relief as temperatures cool from scorching levels later this week, the National Weather Service said. "Starting Monday we're going to see a gradual cool ...

Big names shine on second day of Nagoya Basho

Sumo / Basho Reports Jul 9, 2018

Big names shine on second day of Nagoya Basho

Newly promoted ozeki Tochinoshin rolled to another victory on Monday, the second day of the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament. Yokozuna duo Hakuho and Kakuryu also remained unbeaten at the 15-day meet at Dolphins Arena. Tochinoshin (2-0), who aims to become the first wrestler since Hakuho in ...