Bangalore, Aug 20: At least 18 people were killed on Wednesday after torrential rains triggered landslides and flooding in Japan's Hiroshima prefecture, a media report said. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has cut short his vacation following reports of the disaster, and instructed government bodies to make all-out efforts to rescue those affected.
Meanwhile, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif today decided to meet opposition leader Imran Khan in an effort to end the anti-government protests here seeking his ouster, as Pakistan's powerful military called for calm and asked all stakeholders to resolve the impasse through meaningful talks.
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Many dead as landslide hits Japan
Rescue workers search for survivors after a massive landslide swept through residential areas in Hiroshima, western Japan.
Protests continue in Pakistan
Supporters of Pakistan's cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan try to get past shipping containers place by authorities to block their march to the Parliament in Islamabad, Pakistan.
Displaced Iraqis living in camps
Displaced Iraqis settle at a new camp outside the Bajid Kandala camp in Feeshkhabour town, Iraq.
Israeli military continue attacks in Gaza
Smoke and debris rise after an Israeli strike hit Gaza City in the northern Gaza Strip. The Israeli military said it carried out a series of airstrikes on Tuesday across the Gaza Strip.
Arizona battles rising flood waters
Tucson Fire Department personnel use a ladder truck to rescue a woman from a car stranded in rising flood waters in east Tucson, Arizona.
Qadri, Khan summoned by Pak court
Pakistani religious cleric Tahir-ul-Qadri waves to his supporters during a massive rally in front of The Parliament building in Islamabad, Pakistan.
Fight for the football
Real Madrid's James Rodriguez from Colombia, fights for the ball with Atletico Madrid's Gabi during a Spanish Super Cup soccer match at Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid, Spain.