article 20 August 2014 World, Japan
Japan Landslide
Liam Dutton by Japan landslide kills dozens

A landslide on the outskirts of the city of Hiroshima, triggered by torrential rain, has left at least 27 people dead, including several children.

video 10 July 2014 World, Japan

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Landslide kills 12-year-old as Typhoon Neoguri hits - video

Shocking footage shows a landslide uprooting cars and buildings as Typhoon Neoguri sweeps through the Japanese town of Nagiso, Nagano. The storm moved through to Kagoshima early on Thursday.

article 08 July 2014 World, Japan
Typhoon Neoguri (NASA)
Typhoon Neoguri - as seen from space

Breathtaking images captured by satellites and tweeted by astronauts show the devastating size of Typhoon Neoguri - which hit the Japanese coast on Tuesday.

article 08 July 2014 World, Japan
500,000 evacuated as Japan braces for Typhoon Neoguri
Japan: 500,000 told to flee powerful Typhoon Neoguri

Hundreds of flights are cancelled and hundreds of thousands are urged to evacuate, as a powerful typhoon hits south west Japan.

video 29 May 2014 World, Japan

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Japanese oil tanker explodes, one missing - video

A Japanese oil tanker is gutted after bursting into flame off the coast of western Japan. Of the eight crew members, seven have been rescued - but the ship's captain remains missing.

article 15 May 2014 World, Philippines
Vietnamese protester (Reuters)
by Why the South China Sea is the latest global flashpoint

While the world's eyes are on Russia, its ally China continues to clash with neighbouring countries over competing claims to the oil-rich South China Sea. Will there be war?

article 14 May 2014 World, Japan
by Fukushima: no radiation deaths but 'their souls are killed'

No-one has died due to radiation released after the Fukushima nuclear crisis and this is unlikely to change, the UN says. But the mental health impact for the nuclear evacuees is a different story.

article 03 May 2014 World, United States
Samsung ordered to pay Apple $119.6m in patent lawsuit

Technology giant Samsung is ordered to pay $119.6m (71m) to arch-rival Apple by a US court for infringing two of its patents.

article 27 March 2014 World, Malaysia
48 years on death row: Japanese man finally released

As a Japanese man is released after 48 years on death row - a new report shows that publicly disclosed executions jumped nearly 15 per cent in 2013.

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