The heaviest rainfall in more than 100 years has devastated swathes of the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu, with thousands forced to leave their submerged homes and schools.
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The day in photos around the world.
The flooding in India’s northeastern Assam state is the worst in the past three years, affecting nearly 600,000 people in 19 of the state’s 27 districts, officials said. Monsoon flooding has lead nearly 200,000 people to leave their homes and take shelter in state-run tents this week. The area is prone to flooding during the June-to-September monsoon season. –Associated Press
U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano gives a farewell speech, Syrian refugees in Iraq, a Russian airshow and more in today’s daily brief.
Jan 17. Photo Brief: Germany is freezing over while Australia heats up, tenuous peace on the Indian-Pakistan border and pets be blessed
Temperatures get down right chilly in western Germany while the thermometer reaches 104 Fahrenheit at the Australian Open tennis tournament, a tenuous ceasefire holds on the India-Pakistan border following cross-border firing, priests bless pets on the day of San Anton, Spain’s patron saint of animals and more in today’s daily brief.
Heavy monsoon rains cause an evacuation in western India, Fashion Week celebrations continue, U.S. President Barack Obama returns to the campaign trail and more in today’s daily brief.