Flash floods devastate Japan

Associated Press
Workers shovel muddy water out of a banquet room of a hotel in Aso, Kumamoto Prefecture, Japan, Saturday, July 14, 2012. Heavy rain triggered flash floods and mudslides in southern Japan this week, killing nearly two dozens of people. (AP Photo/Kyodo News)

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Most of the quarter-million people who fled massive flooding in southwest Japan were able to return home by July 16 but the danger had not fully passed from record rains that have killed at least 28 people.

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