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Monsoon Floods Hit North India; 28 Dead, Thousands Displaced

Floods triggered by heavy rains in the Himalayas have inundated nearly 1,500 villages in northern India, killing at least 28 people and leaving thousands homeless, officials said on Sunday. Thousands were marooned in villages across nine districts of Uttar Pradesh state, where the release of water from overflowing dams in neighboring Nepal has added to the impact of the downpours. A lack of rain earlier in the June-September monsoon season had led to fears of drought, but this month...

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