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Torrential rains in France claim 13 lives

Paris : At least 13 people have been killed in the torrential rains that flooded South-West France on Monday.
Euronews quoted government prefect for the Aud Alain Thirion as saying that several months of rain fell in just a few hours in the early hours.As many as six helicopters were deployed to rescue people from the region.Thirion also confirmed that one victim was swept away in the flash floods.The authorities have also warned people against the use of cars.

Teenage Hindu girl's kidnapping sparks protest in Pakistan's Punjab

A teenage Hindu girl's kidnapping by an "influential" Muslim man in Pakistan's Punjab province sparked outrage among the minority community that held ...

India drops down on World Press Freedom Index

India has dropped two places on a global press freedom index to be ranked 140th out of 180 countries in the annual Reporters Without Borders analysis ...

Nepal Launches Its First Satellite From USA

Nepal Thursday successfully launched its first satellite NepaliSat-1 into space from America, evoking unbridled excitement among the people and scient...

Earthquake of 6.1 magnitude hits Hualien in Taiwan

Taipei, Apr 18: An earthquake measuring 6.1 on the Richter Scale hit east Taiwan on Thursday, said reports. The quake shook buildings in the capital, ...