Uttar Pradesh

In this Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013 photo, Sushma Verma, 13, does her homework as she sits on a staircase in Lucknow, India. (AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh)

13-yr-old Indian girl begins microbiology master’s

LUCKNOW, India (AP) — In a country where many girls are still discouraged from going to school, Sushma Verma is having anything but a typical childhood. The 13-year-old girl from a poor family in north […]


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Death toll in Indian monsoon flooding nears 600

JOSHIMATH, India (AP) — Rescuers found bodies in the River Ganges and in the muddy, broken earth left by landslides, raising the death toll from monsoon flooding in mountainous northern India to nearly 600 Friday, […]



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