Helicopters Pluck Residents to Safety as Rains Lash Japan

PHOTO: People inside houses wait to be rescued as the houses are submerged in water flooded from a river in Joso, Ibaraki prefecture, northeast of Tokyo Thursday, Sept. 10, 2015.

PHOTO: People inside houses wait to be rescued as the houses are submerged in water flooded from a river in Joso, Ibaraki prefecture, northeast of Tokyo Thursday, Sept. 10, 2015.

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Floods kill at least 32 in southern Morocco

A driver and his car are stranded in flood waters November 23, 2014 2014 in the southern region of Ouarzazate in Morocco. At least eight people were killed and 24 were missing as heavy storms lashed southern Morocco, causing flash floods, the authorities said. Flash floods are common in Morocco, where four children drowned in the south in September when they were swept away. AFP PHOTO / STR

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Eight dead as landslides hit Japan’s Hiroshima, 13 missing

An aerial view shows several landslides that swept through a residential area at Asaminami ward in Hiroshima, western Japan, in this photo taken by Kyodo August 20, 2014.  Mandatory credit REUTERS/Kyodo

An aerial view shows several landslides that swept through a residential area at Asaminami ward in Hiroshima, western Japan, in this photo taken by Kyodo August 20, 2014. Mandatory credit REUTERS/Kyodo

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