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Kerala floods: Rescue efforts step up as rains begin to ease

Media captionSoldiers winch small children to safety in Kerala’s floods (Footage credit: Indian Air Force) Rescue efforts are being stepped up in the flood-hit Indian state of Kerala, where monsoon rains have eased for now. The India Meteorological Department has removed a red weather alert from all districts, though some areas are still under water. […]

Kerala floods: Troops rush in to help rescue efforts

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Authorities have warned of more torrential rain and strong winds over the weekend India’s army is stepping up efforts to rescue thousands of people stranded by flooding across India’s southern Kerala state that has killed 324 people. Hundreds of troops, and dozens of boats and helicopters are helping to evacuate […]

Kerala floods: Monsoon waters kill hundreds in Indian state

Media captionHundreds of troops have been rescuing trapped residents in Kerala At least 324 people have been killed in flooding in the southern Indian state of Kerala in what local officials say is the worst flooding in 100 years. India’s monsoon season started in June, but the death toll in Kerala has soared in the […]

India monsoon floods ‘kill more than 300’ in Kerala

Media captionHundreds of troops have been rescuing trapped residents in Kerala At least 324 people have been killed in flooding in the southern Indian state of Kerala in what local officials say is the worst flooding in 100 years. India’s monsoon season started in June, but the death toll in Kerala has soared in the […]

China ‘training for strikes’ on US targets

Image copyright Getty Images China’s military “is likely training for strikes” against US and allied targets in the Pacific, a Pentagon report warns. The annual report to Congress says China is increasing its ability to send bomber planes further afield. The report highlights its increasing military capability, including defence spending estimated at $190bn (£150bn) – […]

India monsoon floods ‘kill 164’ in Kerala

Image copyright AFP/Getty Image caption Reports suggest more than 150 people have died, with further rainfall predicted At least 164 people have died in devastating monsoon floods in India’s southern state of Kerala, the worst in almost a century. Rescuers battled torrential rains to save residents, with nearly 223,000 left homeless. The state government said […]

Artist’s Aboriginal portraits back in Tasmania after 170 years

Image copyright BRITISH MUSEUM Image caption A portrait by Thomas Bock of Aboriginal woman Wortabowigee A collection of 19th Century paintings of Aboriginal Tasmanians has gone on display in Australia for the first time. English convict artist Thomas Bock painted the portraits of indigenous leaders in Tasmania in the 1830s – a time of infamous […]

Imran Khan to be confirmed as Pakistan prime minister

Image copyright EPA Image caption National Assembly members, including Mr Khan, voted for other key positions earlier this week. Former cricket star Imran Khan is expected to be elected the next prime minister of Pakistan shortly in a vote at the National Assembly. His PTI party won the most seats in July’s elections – setting […]

India mourns former PM Atal Behari Vajpayee

Image caption Thousands lined the streets to pay their respects Tributes have been pouring in for former Indian prime minister Atal Behari Vajpayee, who has died aged 93. Vajpayee was being treated for age-related illnesses in capital Delhi’s AIIMS hospital. Thousands of people lined the streets to pay their respects during his funeral procession amid […]

Atal Behari Vajpayee: Former India PM dies at 93

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Former Indian PM AB Vajpayee Former Indian prime minister Atal Behari Vajpayee has died aged 93. He was being treated for age-related illnesses in Delhi’s AIIMS hospital. Vajpayee was one of the founding members of the Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), which currently governs India. Considered a giant […]

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