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FILE- In this Sept. 24, 2009 file photo, fisherman Mohammad Ali stands as a ferry crosses the River Jamuna in Sirajganj district, 104 kilometers (65 miles) northwest of capital Dhaka, Bangladesh. With the monsoon setting in and waters from India rushing downstream, Bangladesh is facing a serious threat of floods that could cause extensive damage to farmlands across the delta nation’s vast northern regions, officials said Sunday, June 28, 2020. Abdur Rahim, a disaster management official in northern Sirajganj district, said about 50,000 families have already been affected after the Jamuna River swelled. (AP Photo/Pavel Rahman, File)

Bangladesh's northern regions brace for monsoon floods

Jun. 28, 2020 8:21 AM EDT

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — With the monsoon setting in and waters from India rushing downstream, Bangladesh is facing a serious threat of floods that could cause extensive damage to farmlands across the delta nation’s vast northern regions, officials said Sunday. The country’s Flood...

Lightning kills 83 people across India's Bihar state

Jun. 25, 2020 10:56 AM EDT

PATNA, India (AP) — Lightning killed 83 people, mostly farm workers, during thunderstorms across Bihar state in eastern India on Thursday, a government official said. Many were struck as they were planting seeds in 23 of the state's 38 districts, a government statement said. Thirteen deaths were reported...

A vendor drinks water on a summer day in Jammu, India, Tuesday, May 26, 2020. Many northern cities in India are reeling under an intense heat wave with the temperatures on Wednesday crossing a scorching 45 degrees Celsius (113 degrees Fahrenheit).  (AP Photo/Channi Anand)

Northern India wilts under crippling heat wave

May. 27, 2020 6:03 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — As India braces for a hotter than usual summer, many cities in the country's north are reeling under an intense heat wave with the temperatures on Wednesday crossing a scorching 45 degrees Celsius (113 degrees Fahrenheit). The temperatures in northern India are the highest that the country...

After weeks at sea, 277 Rohingya land in Bangladesh

May. 8, 2020 10:37 AM EDT

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — More than 250 Rohingya Muslim refugees who had been floating for weeks on a fishing boat in the Bay of Bengal arrived Friday on an island in southern Bangladesh, officials said. The 277 refugees were taken to Bhasan Char island after they reached Bangladesh’s coast, said...