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Cyclone Batters South India Coast Killing Four

CHENNAI, India, Dec 12 – A cyclone barrelled into the southeast coast of India on Monday, killing at least four people and bringing down trees and power lines as authorities moved tens of thousands of people from low-lying areas. Cyclone Vardah moved west over the Bay of Bengal before hitting Chennai, capital of the southern

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Schools Shut, Thousands Evacuated as Cyclone Bears Down on South India

CHENNAI, India, Dec 12 – Authorities in India evacuated tens of thousands of people from low-lying areas and closed schools and colleges on Monday, as a cyclone barreled towards the southeastern coast. Cyclone Vardah is moving westwards over the Bay of Bengal and is expected to hit Chennai, the capital of southern Tamil Nadu state,

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Thousands Mourn the Death of “Amma” J. Jayaram

Thousands mourned the death of Jayalalithaa Jayaram, a powerful Indian politician died on Monday. Jayalalithaa, the five-time chief minister of Tamil Nadu state, died late on Monday after a cardiac arrest. Tens of thousands of people gathered outside a memorial hall in the state capital, Chennai, where Jayalalithaa’s body lay draped in the Indian flag.

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India Arrests Six Suspected of Plotting Daesh Attacks

NEW DELHI, Oct 3 – Indian police have arrested six members of a Daesh-inspired group suspected of plotting attacks on key figures and public places during the Hindu festival of Diwali, the national counter-terrorism agency said on Monday. Daesh has struggled to win over many recruits in India, which is home to the world’s third-largest

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