Floods in Japan displace hundreds of thousands

New York Times: A quarter of a million evacuees began to return home on Monday after a letup in torrential rains over the weekend that killed at least 27 people in southern and western Japan and flooded the grounds of the famed Temple of the Golden Pavilion in Kyoto. Most of the deaths were on the southern island of Kyushu, where rains fell at a rate of almost four inches per hour, causing flash floods that swept cars off streets and landslides that swallowed homes. Five people were still missing and at least 3,000......

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