Eight missing after huge landslide in Swiss Alps

Aug 25, 2017

Eight missing after huge landslide in Swiss Alps

Eight people were still missing Thursday after a massive landslide swept away a mountainside in the Swiss Alps, ripping apart buildings and forcing the evacuation of a village. The landslide, which struck on Wednesday, sent mud, rocks and dirt flooding down the Piz Cengalo mountain ...

Hiroshima commemorates second anniversary of deadly mudslides

Aug 20, 2016

Hiroshima commemorates second anniversary of deadly mudslides

A memorial service commemorating the second anniversary of landslides that claimed the lives of 77 people was held in the city of Hiroshima on Saturday. At the ceremony jointly hosted by the city and the Hiroshima Prefectural Government in the ward of Asaminami, one of ...

Hiroshima evacuees start moving into temporary housing

Aug 28, 2014

Hiroshima evacuees start moving into temporary housing

Residents of Hiroshima city who evacuated their homes after last week's deadly mudslides began moving into temporary housing on Thursday, with the municipal government scrambling to provide necessary support amid concern the relocation may be prolonged. While about 1,200 people remain in shelters following the ...

Two Hiroshima children start wall newspaper for evacuees

Aug 25, 2014

Two Hiroshima children start wall newspaper for evacuees

To encourage Hiroshima residents sheltering in the city's elementary school following last week's deadly landslides, two students launched the first edition of an illustrated handwritten wall newspaper. The newspaper was launched Sunday by 12-year-old Hiroyo Miyamoto, who is in her first year of junior high ...

Weakening Typhoon Halong still brings heavy rains to Hokkaido

Aug 11, 2014

Weakening Typhoon Halong still brings heavy rains to Hokkaido

Typhoon Halong weakened into an extra-tropical depression Monday in the Sea of Japan after claiming 10 lives and leaving two others missing. The Meteorological Agency called for vigilance as the season's 11th typhoon spun northward after the downgrade, dumping rain and strong winds on Hokkaido. Torrential ...