Japan floods: Death toll mounts to 176

Tokyo : The death toll in the deadly flash floods in Japan has risen to 176, Japanese Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said on Wednesday.
Suga further noted that nine people are currently missing.
Earlier in the day, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe visited Okayama Prefecture, one of the areas hit by the incessant rains, and surveyed the damage from above in a helicopter.
He also visited an evacuation centre to oversee the operations.
Abe is scheduled to visit Kurashiki city in Okayama province and meet with the Okayama governor.
75,000 responders have been deployed for search and rescue operations in the affected areas.
Suga warned that thunderstorms and landslides in the coming hours could pose a further threat to the operations.
Nearly 17,000 households are still without power, and phone lines are down across multiple prefectures.
According to the report, evacuation orders remained in place for some two million people, and another 2.3 million were advised to evacuate.

'Pakistan continues to harbour terrorists that kill American soldiers': Nikki Haley

Asserting that Washington should not give Islamabad even a dollar until it addresses the issue of terrorism, US ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley has s...

North Carolina, Virginia hit by massive winter storm; traffic hit, flights cancelled

A massive storm brought snow, sleet, and freezing rain across a wide swath of the South on Sunday causing dangerously icy roads, immobilizing snowfall...

Donald Trump denies with Russia on 2016 elections paid to ward off sex scandal

Washington: US President Donald Trump on Saturday again denied that his campaign colluded with Russian operatives, but made no comment on claims that ...

3 Terrorists Shot Dead, Soldier Injured In Encounter In Srinagar

SRINAGAR: Three terrorists were shot dead by security forces in an overnight encounter that broke out on the outskirts of Srinagar on Saturday evening...