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India tests nuclear-capable missile

India tested a short-range nuclear-capable missile along its eastern coast, an official said, as part of the nation’s efforts to build up its atomic deterrent. The trial of surface-to-surface Prithvi-II missile was carried out from a range in the state of Orissa on Monday and hit its target in the…

26 die in Indian floods, 200,000 evacuated

BHUBANESWAR, India — At least 26 people have died and nearly 200,000 have been evacuated as a result of massive flooding in the eastern Indian state of Orissa, a minister said on Thursday. The floods were triggered by torrential monsoon rains across Orissa, causing water levels to breach river banks,…