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2006-08-05 02:56:06

HYDERABAD, India (Reuters) - Torrential rains and flooding ravaged large areas of eastern and southern India on Saturday, with troops airlifting supplies and evacuating thousands of people to higher ground, officials said. In the state of Andhra Pradesh, the death toll from days of monsoon storms rose to 50, with 10 people feared dead after being buried by a landslide in the village of Kodipunjavalasa, 590 km (370 miles) northeast of the state capital, Hyderabad. Three people died in...


Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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