Deadly landslides, floods in India

Deadly landslides, floods in India

At least 25 people have died in landslides and floods triggered by heavy rains in southwestern India, officials said Sunday, as rescuers scoured for survivors in muddy debris. Residents were cut off in parts of the coastal state of Kerala as the rains, which started to intensify from late Friday.

South India floods kill at least 20

South India floods kill at least 20

KOCHI, India – At least 22 people were killed after heavy rains lashed the south Indian state of Kerala over the weekend, officials said. Rainfall across the state led to flash floods and landslides in several areas, with the Indian army and navy called out to rescue residents. Some 13 of those were killed after a landslide in … Read more

Afghan girl’s murder sparks investigation into possible organ harvesting ring

Afghan girl's murder sparks investigation into possible organ harvesting ring

KABUL, Afghanistan – The chilling, cold-blooded killing of a 10-year-old Afghan girl has sparked an investigation into a possible organ harvesting or snuff filmmaking ring. The tragic death of the girl, Henna, occurred more than a month after her family applied for Special Immigrant Visas to leave the Taliban-controlled country – but according to her grief-stricken relatives, her … Read more

Teen star wins new fans for Japan’s ‘game of generals’

Teen star wins new fans for Japan's 'game of generals'

Shogi, the Japanese chess variant known as the “game of generals”, is enjoying a wave of popularity in its homeland thanks to a teenage prodigy with a rock-star following. Shogi is played on a plain wooden board with pieces distinguished by painted Chinese characters. It has existed in its current form for about 400 years.

Jill Biden surprises her South Carolina ‘prayer partner’

Jill Biden surprises her South Carolina 'prayer partner'

WEST COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Jill Biden on Sunday returned to the South Carolina Baptist church where she says she began to repair her relationship with God following her son’s death from brain cancer six years ago. The first lady quietly flew to West Columbia for a surprise appearance at the 50th anniversary celebration for … Read more

Netflix Acquires ‘The Lost Daughter’ In UK, Benelux & Germany – Leak Herald

Netflix Acquires ‘The Lost Daughter’ In UK, Benelux & Germany – Deadline

EXCLUSIVE: In addition to a host of previously set worldwide territories, Netflix, in a deal with Entertainment One, has acquired rights to Maggie Gyllenhaal’s The Lost Daughter in the UK, Benelux and Germany. Gyllenhaal’s feature directing debut will bow on the streaming service on December 31. Adapted by Gyllenhaal from Elena Ferrante’s best-selling 2006 novel, … Read more