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Rescuers battle rain in search for India landslide victims

National Disaster Response Force personnel carry the body of a landslide victim
RESCUERS battled through heavy rains on Thursday (July 31) in a desperate search for victims of a landslide in western India that buried dozens of homes, with fears the death toll could reach 150. Thirty people were confirmed dead and eight pulled alive from the mud and debris in Maharashtra state, but with the rain and strong winds hampering rescue efforts, h...




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AN INDIAN court granted bail on Wednesday (July 30) to an ally of Prime Minister Narendra Modi who was convicted and jailed for her role in deadly religious riots in Gujarat in 2002. Maya Kodnani, who served as a minister in the Gujarat state More News »

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Hundreds trapped in Pune landslide, toll reaches 21

RESCUERSrs near Pune were digging through swirling mud to uncover dozens of submerged homes on Thursday (July 31) and find more than 100 people swallowed up by a landslide that flattened almost an entire village, with the confirmed death toll at 2 More News »
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