Tokyo — Japan ordered more than 1-million people on the southern-most island of Kyushu to take shelter in evacuation centres and other safe areas on Wednesday as heavy rain threatened to trigger widespread landslides.

Some parts of southern Kyushu have received up to 1,000mm of rain since Friday, about as much as usually falls in the whole month of July, Japanese broadcaster NHK said, and forecasters expect as much as 300mm more rainfall in some areas by Thursday evening...

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