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Death toll hits 51 from mudslide in Indian village

Rescue workers carry the body of a victim after a massive landslide in Malin village in Pune district of western Maharashtra state, India, Thursday, July 31, 2014. Two days of torrential rains triggered the landslide early Wednesday, killing more than two dozen people and trapping more than 150, authorities said. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)

Heavy rains hampered efforts Friday by hundreds of rescue workers digging through heavy mud and debris, as the death toll from a landslide that engulfed an entire village in western India rose to 51.

Posted: August 1st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

5.8 quake strikes between Andaman Islands and Myanmar

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A moderate 5.8-magnitude earthquake struck off the west coast of the Andaman Islands on Thursday, the US Geological Survey said.

Posted: July 31st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Nearly 150 feared trapped in landslide in India

A mudslide is seen in Malin village in Pune district the western Indian state of Maharashtra on July 30, 2014. A major landslide struck a village in western India following heavy monsoon rains, leaving 150 people feared trapped, a rescue official said. The landslide submerged Malin village in Pune district of Maharashtra state, said Alok Avasthy, regional commandant at the National Disaster Response Force. "Civil authorities say around 42 to 50 houses are affected. 150 people are feared trapped. We have sent two teams," Avasthy told AFP. AFP PHOTO/STR

An Indian official says that more than 150 people are feared buried under a landslide that hit a village in western India following torrential rains.

Posted: July 30th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Truck driver kills 12 sleeping pilgrims on India highway

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A speeding truck driver ran over and killed at least 12 Hindu pilgrims on Tuesday who were sleeping on the side of a busy road in northeastern India, police said.

Posted: July 29th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

18 children, 1 man die in train-bus crash in India

Indians stand on top of a bus that was crushed when a train crashed into it in Medak district in the southern Indian state of Telangana, Thursday, July 24, 2014. Twelve children were killed Thursday when a train crashed into a school bus at an unmanned railroad crossing in southern India, police said. There are hundreds of unmanned crossings across the country, especially in remote areas. AP

Eighteen children were killed Thursday when a train crashed into their school bus at an unmanned railroad crossing in southern India, police said.

Posted: July 24th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

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