Typhoon Soudelor moved inland China leaving eight dead
Heavy rain continued Sunday in southeastern China where the remnants of Typhoon Soudelor moved further inland leaving flooding and at least 14 people dead.
The system, which was downgraded to a tropical storm, hit China's Fujian and Zhejiang provinces the hardest, killing eight people there while triggering mudslides. It knocked out power to more than a million people, and authorities said 250,000 were evacuated from their homes.
On Saturday, the storm swept across Taiwan with winds of up to 160 kilometers per hour, leaving three million households without power and littering roads with uprooted trees.
Officials in Taiwan said the typhoon killed at least six people there. An 8-year-old girl, her mother and twin sister were among the dead or missing after being swept out to sea along the country's east coast.
Soldiers and rescue crews with search dogs worked through mud and debris Sunday to begin recovery efforts following the storm.
Though the typhoon weakened before reaching land, forecasters said it was at one point the strongest typhoon so far this year.
Nagasaki marked the 70th anniversary of the atomic bombing
The city of Nagasaki marked the 70th anniversary of the atomic bombing Sunday with calls to abolish nuclear weapons and halt the Japanese government's push to loosen restrictions on what its military can do.
With Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in the audience, a representative of Nagasaki atomic bomb survivors told an annual ceremony that security legislation introduced by Abe's government goes against the wishes of the survivors and ``will lead to war.''
Representatives from 75 countries, including U.S. Ambassador Caroline Kennedy, were among those gathered under a tall white canopy to shade them from the sun on a 31-degree-Celsius morning at Nagasaki Peace Park.
As a bell tolled, they observed a minute of silence at 11:02 a.m., the time when the a U.S. B-29 plane dropped the atomic bomb, killing more than 70,000 people and helping to prompt Japan's World War II surrender. The first atomic bomb in Hiroshima three days earlier killed an estimated 140,000.