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Death toll could double to over 80 in Hiroshima landslide, more rain falls

HIROSHIMA - Heavy rain delayed a search on Friday for more than 50 people believed buried under a deadly landslide on the edge of the Japanese city of Hiroshima, as opposition politicians rounded on Prime Minister Shinzo Abe for his handling of the disaster. | Video

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Japan firms hit by labor crunch, many see profits squeezed: Reuters poll 12:37am BST

TOKYO - Some 60 percent of Japanese firms are finding it increasingly difficult to secure sufficient workers, hit by a pervasive labor shortage that is pushing up hiring costs and starting to eat into profits, a Reuters poll showed.

Japan firms hit by labour crunch, many see profits squeezed - Reuters poll 21 Aug 2014

TOKYO - Some 60 percent of Japanese firms are finding it increasingly difficult to secure sufficient workers, hit by a pervasive labour shortage that is pushing up hiring costs and starting to eat into profits, a Reuters poll showed.

Japan firms hit by labour crunch, many see profits squeezed -Reuters poll 21 Aug 2014

* 44 pct say labour costs may squeeze profits this financial year

Murakami's 'Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki' tops U.S. bestsellers list 21 Aug 2014

- "Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage," the latest novel from Japanese author Haruki Murakami, topped the U.S. bestsellers list on Thursday, ending the three-week reign of Danielle Steel's romance "A Perfect Life."

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Business growth slows in China and Europe, Russia sanctions still to bite 21 Aug 2014

LONDON/BEIJING/NEW YORK - Business growth in China and across Europe slowed this month, surveys showed on Thursday, but U.S. activity picked up speed, leaving a mixed picture of global economic growth. | Video