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Eight babies die in Indian hospital in 24 hours

No fewer than eight newly-born babies died in 24 hours at a government-owned hospital in India’s north-eastern state of Assam, officials said on Friday.

China, India rivalry looms over BRICS summit

China and India may have ended a tense border standoff for now, but their longstanding rivalry raises questions about the possibility of meaningful cooperation at an upcoming summit of major emerging economies.

At least 700 killed in South Asia floods

The confirmed death toll passed 700 and more than a million were driven from their homes as large swathes of South Asia reeled under monsoon floods Sunday, officials said.

Thousands uprooted as floods kill 143 in India, Nepal

At least 143 people have died and thousands have fled their homes as monsoon floods swept across Nepal and India, officials said Monday, warning the toll could rise as the extent of the damage becomes clear.

Flooding concerns return to northeastern India

Once again, parts of northeastern India, along with Nepal, Bhutan, and Bangladesh, are facing more flooding as monsoon rain threatens to cause the rivers in the region to overflow.

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