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The death toll from landslides in Japan could rise significantly with 52 people still missing.
At least 39 people have been confirmed dead following the disaster on the outskirts of Hiroshima on Wednesday.
Rescue workers were forced to abandon search efforts overnight amid fears further landslides could occur due to the ongoing heavy rain.
Among those killed was a rescue worker who died as he attempted to carry a small child to safety.
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An 111-year-old retired teacher from Japan has been officially named the world's oldest living man.
Sakari Momoi, who was born on February 5, 1903, received a certificate from Guinness World Records today.
He succeeds Alexander Imich, of New York, who died in April at the age of 111 years, 164 days.
The world's oldest living person is also Japanese: Misao Okawa, a 116-year-old woman from Osaka.
Father-of-five Mr Momoi used to work as a high school principal near Tokyo. He now lives in a nursing home.
At least eighteen people were killed in Japan when landslides touched off by torrential rain slammed into the outskirts of the city of Hiroshima, including several children, police and media said.
Thirteen people were also missing, media said, after a month's worth of rain fell overnight, loosening slopes already saturated by heavy rain over the past few weeks.
The Islamic State militant group claimed responsibility for detaining a Japanese man in Syria in a post on the Internet, Kyodo news agency has reported.
The Japanese foreign ministry said yesterday Japan was investigating whether one of its citizens had been captured in northern Syria by Islamic State fighters.
North Korea has fired two ballistic missiles, the Japanese government said.
The missiles were launched between 1.20am and 1.30am local time from somewhere near Kaesong in southwestern North Korea.
They flew about 500 km (310 miles) before splashing into waters separating Japan and the Korean peninsula, Japan's Defence Ministry said.
There were no damages or casualties from the firing but Japanese Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said: "This is a clear violation of UN Security Council resolutions."
Dramatic footage has captured the moment Typhoon Neoguri caused a landslide in Japan's southern main island of Kyushu after passing through the islands of Okinawa.
The powerful typhoon has brought heavy rain across the country, leaving three people killed and 45 injured, Reuters has reported.
Evacuation advisories have been issued for more than 42,000 homes and officials are asking the public to be on alert for further landslides and flooding.
Weather officials say more heavy rain is expected across the country as Neoguri moves east with up to 80 millimeters per hour of rainfall and a maximum wind velocity of 90 kilometers per hour.
Typhoon Neoguri has caused destruction as it passes over Japan's southern island of Okinawa.
Half a million people have been urged to seek shelter as the powerful typhoon brought torrential rain and high winds to its south-western islands.
The powerful typhoon forced Japanese authorities to cancel flights and schools have been closed.
Forecasters said the storm could be one of the strongest to hit Japan, generating waves up to 14m.
More than 500,000 people have been urged to evacuate their homes on Japan's southwestern islands as Typhoon Neoguri sweeps in.
"People must take the utmost caution," Keiji Furuya, state minister in charge of disaster management, told a news conference.
The storm will be at its most powerful as it passes Okinawa, some 1,000 miles (1,600 km) southwest of Tokyo on Tuesday, and is forecast to reach Tokyo later in the week.