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Powerful cyclone kills 24 in India

VISAKHAPATNAM –– The death toll from a powerful cyclone which battered India’s eastern coastline rose to 24 today, as the storm weakened and moved inland, leaving a swathe of destruction and triggering fears heavy rains would bring flash floods. Packing wind speeds of up to 195 kph, Cyclone Hudhud hammered the coasts of Andhra Pradesh and […]

Worst floods in 22 years

SRINAGAR — A bus carrying more than 50 wedding guests was swept away today by a flooded stream in the Indian-held portion of Kashmir and all but three of the passengers were missing, officials said. Police officer Rajesh Kumar said the three swam to safety and told rescuers that about 50 others were trapped in […]

Teen has 232 teeth removed

MUMBAI – Doctors in India have extracted 232 teeth from the mouth of a 17-year-old boy in a seven-hour operation. Ashik Gavai was brought in with a swelling in his right jaw, Dr Sunanda Dhiware, head of Mumabi’s J.J. Hospital’s dental department, told the BBC. The teenager had been suffering for 18 months and travelled […]


NEW DELHI – A police officer and two other people have been arrested after two teenage girls were gang-raped and left hanging from the branches of a mango tree in a northern Indian village, authorities said today. The shocking attack on the girls – two cousins aged 14 and 16 – sparked outrage in the […]

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