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500,000 urged to evacuate as Japan braces for typhoon

More than 500,000 people have been urged to evacuate their homes in Japan as a powerful typhoon threatens to bring torrential rain and high winds to the country's southern islands.

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Typhoon 'most powerful to hit Okinawa in 15 years'

This satellite image of Typhoon Neoguri shows the storm's movement towards Japan. Credit: NOAA/MTSAT

The US's National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) said Typhoon Neoguri is expected to be the most powerful typhoon to hit Okinawa island in Japan in 15 years.

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