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Vatican temporarily suspends Indian bishop accused of raping nun

10:48am EDT

NEW DELHI The Vatican has accepted a request from a bishop in India to be temporarily relieved of his pastoral duties as police questioned him for a second day over accusations that he raped a nun.

India's flood-hit Kerala state faces shortages of 'rat fever' drug

Sep 04 2018

NEW DELHI India's flood-ravaged Kerala state is facing shortages of a drug that fights an infectious bacterial disease after the worst flooding in a century, forcing authorities to turn to other states to help ramp up supplies.

Indian state battles 'rat fever' outbreak after worst floods in a century

Sep 03 2018

NEW DELHI The southern Indian state of Kerala is battling an outbreak of a bacterial disease that authorities suspect has killed dozens of people since mid-August after the worst flooding in a century.

RPT-After flood, tourism in India's Kerala left mud-bound

Aug 28 2018

NEW DELHI/ALAPPUZHA, Aug 28 More than a week after the floodwater began subsiding, animal carcasses are still floating in Kerala's backwaters, and in places a nauseating stench rises like a wall when the wake from a passing boat breaks the surface. These inland lagoons running parallel to the coast are one of the biggest tourist draws in India's most southwesterly state, but the stain of death and devastation wrought by Kerala's worst flood in a century will take longer than a season to wash away. The quaint towns and villages scattered between the lush forests and paddy fields bordering the backwaters are now communities in despair.

After flood, tourism in India's Kerala left mud-bound

Aug 28 2018

NEW DELHI/ALAPPUZHA More than a week after the floodwater began subsiding, animal carcasses are still floating in Kerala's backwaters, and in places a nauseating stench rises like a wall when the wake from a passing boat breaks the surface.

India's flood-ravaged Kerala seeks at least $1.4 billion loan for reconstruction

Aug 21 2018

NELLIYAMPATHY/NEW DELHI India's flood-ravaged Kerala state will seek to borrow more than 100 billion rupees ($1.4 billion) to finance reconstruction work after a disaster that has claimed nearly 400 lives, its chief minister said on Tuesday.

India's flood-ravaged Kerala seeks at least $1.4 bln loan for reconstruction

Aug 21 2018

NEW DELHI, Aug 21 India's flood-ravaged Kerala state will seek to borrow more than 100 billion rupees ($1.4 billion) to finance reconstruction work after a disaster that has claimed nearly 400 lives, its chief minister said on Tuesday.

Death toll nears 400 in India's flood-hit Kerala, dozens missing

Aug 20 2018

KOCHI/NEW DELHI, India The death toll in India's southern state of Kerala rose on Monday to nearly 400 after its worst flood in a century, as authorities handed out medicine and disinfectants to ward off disease in thousands of relief camps.

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