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Japan PM meets rain disaster survivors, pledges more aid

Apo - Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe met Friday with survivors of devastating rains that killed at least 204 people in flash flooding and landslides, as the government pledged more aid.

Japan tackles clean-up as rains toll tops 200

Apo - Japanese rescue workers searched the ruins of homes Thursday looking for dozens of people still missing after deadly rains that killed more than 200 people.

Japan tackles clean-up as rains toll nears 200

Apo - Japanese rescue workers searched the ruins of homes Thursday looking for dozens of people still missing after deadly rains that killed nearly 200 people.

Forced from home by floods, Japanese go back to school

Kurashiki - Kaon Omori peeked into her classroom in the Japanese town of Kurashiki, gawping at evacuees forced from their homes by devastating flooding and landslides that have killed 179 people.

Japan PM meets stranded evacuees in flood disaster zone

Kurashiki - Japan's prime minister met Wednesday with people forced from their homes by devastating rains that have killed at least 179 people, as the government said it would review its disaster management plans.

Survivors of deadly Japan floods face uncertain future

Nihon - As Tomie Takebe looked at the ruins of her flood-ravaged home in the Japanese town of Kurashiki, she struggled to say whether she would ever live there again.

Japan rescuers go house to house as flood toll hits 156

Apo - Hopes of finding survivors were fading on Tuesday as rescue workers carried out house-to-house searches after days of deadly floods and landslides that have claimed 156 lives in Japan's worst weather-related disaster for decades.

Flood-postponed EU-Japan summit moved to Tokyo

Apo - Tokyo will now host an EU-Japan summit on July 17 to sign a free trade accord after the Japanese premier cancelled the talks in Brussels because of deadly floods at home, the European Commission said Monday.

A desperate wait for news after deadly Japan rains

Nihon - In the devastated Japanese town of Kumano, Kosuke Kiyohara sat quietly, watching rescue workers push through the debris of battered homes and waiting for news of his missing sister and nephews.

Why have record Japan rains been so deadly?

Apo - Japan is famously prone to natural disasters including earthquakes and tsunamis, and is generally considered well-prepared to cope. So why has record rainfall caused at least 100 deaths?

Landslide warnings as Japan digs through rain devastation

Apo - Desperate relatives braced for bad news Monday as rescuers dug through landslides in the wake of severe floods that have killed 100 people and left swathes of central and western Japan under water.

Official death toll from record Japan rains rises to 75

Apo - The death toll in record rains that have devastated parts of Japan rose to 75 on Monday, according to an official tally, as rescue operations continued.

'I don't know where to start': Rains devastate Japan town

Mihara - Masanori Hiramoto stood before his traditional home in the Japanese town of Mihara, speechless at the destruction caused by record rains that have killed dozens of people."I have lived here all my life.

Toll nears 60 as Japan scrambles to rescue flood victims

Nihon - The death toll from record rains that have devastated parts of Japan rose Sunday to at least 57, officials said, as rescue workers and troops struggled in the mud and water to save lives.

30 dead as record rains devastate parts of Japan

Apo - Record rainfall devastated parts of Japan on Saturday, killing at least 30 people, as homes disappeared beneath floodwaters and landslides, and authorities ordered over 1.9 million evacuations.

Twenty dead as record Japan rains prompt mass evacuations

Apo - The death toll from record downpours in Japan jumped to at least 20, with more than 1.9 million people ordered to evacuate on Saturday, as heavy rain continued to strike large areas in the west of the country.

Review: 'Rain' puts on a fantastic Beatles tribute at The Hulu Theater Special

New York City - On Friday, May 4, the "Rain: A Tribute to The Beatles" show took place at The Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York City, which was well-received.

'Rain: A Tribute to The Beatles' set for Hulu Theater at MSG

New York - "Rain: A Tribute to The Beatles" will be taking place at The Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden from May 3 to 6, 2018.

Review: ARTY will blow your mind with new electronic single 'Rain' Special

Electronic music star ARTY has released his latest single "Rain" on Armada Music, and the song is infectious. Digital Journal has the scoop.

ARTY discusses new single 'Rain,' electronic music, future plans Special

Famed DJ and producer ARTY chatted with Digital Journal about his new single "Rain," his love for electronic music, and the digital transformation of the dance music scene.

Rain and evictions add to Rohingya misery

Cox's Bazar - Heavy monsoon rain heaped new misery Sunday on hundreds of thousands of Muslim Rohinyga stuck in makeshift camps in Bangladesh after fleeing violence in Myanmar, as authorities started a drive to force them to a new site.

The Script's Danny O'Donoghue talks 'Rain,' future, success Special

New York - The Script's lead singer Danny O'Donoghue chatted with Digital Journal about their new single "Rain," their upcoming concert at Radio City Music Hall, and the digital transformation of the music industry.

A conversation with The Script's lead guitarist Mark Sheehan Special

New York - The Script's lead guitarist Mark Sheehan chatted with Digital Journal about their new radio single "Rain," and playing at Stage 17 in New York's 95.5 PLJ.

Flash floods 'kill 11 in Pakistan'

Quetta - At least 11 people were killed and scores more people were injured in flash floods triggered by heavy rains in Pakistan's southwestern province of Balochistan, officials said Sunday.

Heavy desert rain brings millions of shrimps back to life

Millions of mysterious prehistoric tiny shrimp, lying dormant in the desert for many years, hatch in Central Australian desert after record-breaking rain and flash flooding.

Torrential rain in Moscow beats century-old record

Moscow - Torrential rains in Moscow on Monday beat a 129-year-old record for the heaviest August downpours, the state weather service said.Muscovites splashed through flooded streets after more than 48 millimetres (1.

Strong summer storm packs rare punch — Tornado strikes Ashburn

Oshawa - Teams from Environment Canada began cleaning up debris Saturday after powerful summer storms toppled trees and damaged homes south of Toronto, even spawning a small tornado.

Two schoolchildren killed, nine missing in Pakistan avalanche

Chitral - Pakistani rescuers on Sunday found the bodies of two schoolchildren hit by an avalanche in the mountainous northwest, while nine more remain buried beneath the snow.

Rainfall in San Francisco Bay Area prompts flooding concerns

Monterey - Rainfall in Northern California is expected to continue most of the day Saturday leading to a major rainstorm late in the day into early Sunday.

Weekend rainstorms expected to keep Bay Area soaking on Monday

San Francisco - Frances Picazo of San Francisco couldn't sleep Saturday night, not with a new storm bearing down on the family home in the city's Mission District.
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Clouds can still be seen at sunset.
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The first massive, huge thunderstorm to hit the city of Toronto this summer (2010).
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Taken over a public park in Hertfordshire at 3pm in the afternoon.
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Ominous looking storm clouds in Nashville, TN
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Thunderstorm moving into Nashville, TN on Dec. 17, 2012.
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Rain drops still cling to the leaves of a shrub after a thunderstorm.
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Raindrops can still be seen on a holly bush after a thunderstorm.
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This is what we have dealt with since early Saturday morning, 10/27/12.
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The Indus River, near Kashmor, Pakistan, on Aug. 12., overflowing onto land
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A short, heavy burst of rain briefly flooded streets in London, Ontario, Tuesday afternoon. The fall leaves clogging the sewer grates were as responsible for the flooding as the rain.
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Heavy rain near a school in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania
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A rainbow at sunset arced across the sky above London, Ontario. Winds were light and the sky clearing.
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Heavy Adriatic Sea in Dubrovnik Croatia
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ON THE MOVE: A cable car keeps working in the rain on Powell Street in San Francisco in 2010.
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