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2008-09-11 13:45:00

In August torrential rains devastated the banks of the Kosi River of eastern India, displacing more than 3 million people.

2008-09-02 00:00:12

By The Associated Press TRIVENIGANJ, India (AP) - Stranded by hundreds of miles of floodwaters and trapped on rooftops and trees, desperate villagers stormed rescue boats on Sunday as they tried to escape the flooding that tore through a riverbank and spilled over northern India's vast plains.Two weeks after the Kosi River overflowed its banks, Indian officials commandeered private watercraft after hearing that boat owners were charging people up to $150 each for a lifesaving ride - an...

2008-09-01 21:00:20

TRIVENIGANJ, India (AP)- Stranded by hundreds of miles of floodwaters and trapped on rooftops and trees, desperate villagers stormed rescue boats on Sunday as they tried to escape the flooding that tore through a riverbank and spilled over northern India's vast plains.

2008-09-01 09:00:15

By GAVIN RABINOWITZ By Gavin Rabinowitz The Associated Press TRIVENIGANJ, India Stranded by hundreds of miles of floodwaters and trapped on rooftops and trees, desperate villagers stormed rescue boats Sunday trying to escape the flooding that tore through a riverbank and spilled over northern India's vast plains.

2008-09-01 00:02:27

By The Associated Press SAHARSA, India (AP) - The deluge came and turned his world to water, so Umesh Kushyaha decided to build a boat.

2008-08-31 09:00:16

By GAVIN RABINOWITZ By Gavin Rabinowitz The Associated Press SAHARSA, India The deluge came and turned his world to water, so Umesh Kushyaha decided to build a boat.

2008-08-30 09:00:25

By Andrew Buncombe It is a landscape of despair. The carcasses of dead animals lie adrift in the flood water, rotting and stinking.

2008-07-02 06:00:00

By Davis, Coralynn V Ponds are ubiquitous in the Maithil region of Nepal, and they figure prominently in folk narratives and ceremonial paintings produced by women there.


Word of the Day
zill
  • One of a pair of round metal cymbals attached to the fingers and struck together for rhythm and percussion in belly dancing.
The word 'zill' comes from a Turkish word meaning "cymbals".
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