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India beat Australia by 37 runs in opening Twenty20 international

India 188-3; Australia 151 all out after 19.3 overs Virat Kohli inspires tourists, who take 1-0 lead in series<p>Classy Virat Kohli produced another batting masterclass before India spun Australia out of control in a 37-run victory in Tuesday night’s Twenty20 fixture.<p>Kohli plundered an unbeaten 90 …

Shane Watson

Heaviest rainfall in more than 100 years devastates Indian state

Flood waters released from a lake on the outskirts of the city of Chennai, India, inundated neighbourhoods and the city’s airport is almost completely submerged.

Tamil Nadu

A major Indian city has been underwater for almost a month now

It has not stopped raining in the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu for almost a month, throwing normal life out of gear.<p>The state’s capital, Chennai—home to offices of large IT companies like Tata Consultancy Services, Cognizant and Infosys—is among the most affected areas. The city is …



Middle East

10 Things To Abandon For Spiritual Growth

10 Days<p>Are you carrying things in your life that are keeping you from growing spiritually? This 10 day devotion looks at some of the spiritual …


‘No one has come’: one week on, Nepal quake victims help themselves

As the stricken country waits for concerted aid, its resourceful people try to keep up hope in the face of anguish<p>On the third day after the earthquake, the village of Swarathok buried its dead. The aftershocks were less frequent and less powerful. The initial chaos and fear had given way to grief …

Indian Army

The Latest on Nepal: Race against time to deliver supplies

10 a.m. (0415 GMT)<p>In quake-wracked Nepal, everyone who is able is joining the aid effort.<p>The 32-year-oid Narayan Thapa was working at a tire factory in Gorkha town when the earthquake destroyed his village of Bungkot, around 45 kilometers (28 miles) away.<p>"Everything is destroyed. Not even one home …

Natural Disasters

Watch: the German rollercoaster restaurant

Move over conveyor belt sushi, the rollercoasting hamburger is here<p>It gives fast food a new meaning: a restaurant in Germany that features its very own rollercoaster.<p>Located in the northern port city of Hamburg, the restaurant has been fittingly named the Rollercoaster Restaurant, and can seat as …

Six Flags roller coaster car derails, 4 injured

http://ht.cdn.turner.com/cnn/big/us/2014/07/08/dnt-ktla-pereira-roller-coaster-derailment-los-angeles.cnn_154100_768x432_1300k.mp4<p>Americans love roller coasters -- until something goes wrong.<p>Attention turned to amusement park safety after a tree branch that fell on the tracks derailed a roller …