27 Dead in Japan Landslides
Japanese officials say at least 27 people were killed and 10 are missing after landslides buried dozens of houses in the outskirts of Hiroshima.
Television footage on Wednesday showed residents and rescue workers searching through the rubble of suburban homes for survivors.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has ordered several hundred soldiers to the area to help with rescue efforts.
The area received about 24 millimeters, or about a month's worth, of rain within a 24-hour period, loosening hills already soaked by recent storms.
Forecasters warn that more rain is expected, saying there is a continued risk of flooding and landslides.
Landslides pose a major risk in crowded Japan, where many homes are built on or near steep slopes.
Israel, Hamas Exchange Rocket Fire as Cease-Fire, Truce Talks Collapse
Israeli forces are continuing to carry out airstrikes in the Gaza Strip, while militants there fire more missiles toward Israel following the collapse of peace talks between the warring sides.
The Israeli military said Wednesday it conducted 30 airstrikes overnight, and that militants had launched some 70 missiles from the Palestinian territory.
The fighting had paused for 10 days while negotiators met in Cairo to search for a long-term end to the crisis that began six weeks ago. Those talks have yielded no agreement on Palestinian demands that Israel end its blockade of Gaza or Israel's desire that Hamas be demilitarized.
Militant rockets flew into Israel hours before the end of the cease-fire late Tuesday, bringing Israeli strikes that Palestinian authorities said killed a woman and a 2-year-old girl.