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August 7, 1997 | From Times Wire Reports
Landslides and floods triggered by heavy rains killed at least 24 people in the northeastern region, officials and news reports said. The deaths pushed the monsoon season fatalities to 421. Seventeen people were killed in a landslide in the Darjeeling hills in West Bengal state, officials said. At least three people were killed elsewhere in West Bengal, and two each drowned in Jamshedpur and Gaya districts in Bihar state, the Press Trust of India reported.
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August 7, 1997 | From Times Wire Reports
Landslides and floods triggered by heavy rains killed at least 24 people in the northeastern region, officials and news reports said. The deaths pushed the monsoon season fatalities to 421. Seventeen people were killed in a landslide in the Darjeeling hills in West Bengal state, officials said. At least three people were killed elsewhere in West Bengal, and two each drowned in Jamshedpur and Gaya districts in Bihar state, the Press Trust of India reported.
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July 18, 1987 | RONE TEMPEST, Times Staff Writer
Khushwant Singh halted his tennis serve in mid-swing and cupped his ear. As his playing companions steamed in the already blazing morning sun and shuffled their feet impatiently on the red clay courts of the Gymkhana Club, Singh let out a jubilant shout: "The monsoon bird is here! Hail clamator jacobinus, the monsoon is coming!" In the excruciating pre-monsoon temperatures of northern India, when 110-degree heat is just a starting point, there are no sweeter words.
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July 18, 1987 | RONE TEMPEST, Times Staff Writer
Khushwant Singh halted his tennis serve in mid-swing and cupped his ear. As his playing companions steamed in the already blazing morning sun and shuffled their feet impatiently on the red clay courts of the Gymkhana Club, Singh let out a jubilant shout: "The monsoon bird is here! Hail clamator jacobinus, the monsoon is coming!" In the excruciating pre-monsoon temperatures of northern India, when 110-degree heat is just a starting point, there are no sweeter words.
WORLD
August 1, 2004 | From Associated Press
Flood-weakened riverbanks collapsed and water engulfed more homes in Bangladesh as the death toll in South Asia from this year's monsoon surpassed 1,500. As floodwater began receding, more bodies were found, pushing the death toll from six weeks of monsoon rain in India, Bangladesh, Nepal and Pakistan to 1,509. The deaths have been caused by drowning, landslides, electrocution and waterborne diseases.
SPORTS
July 27, 1987 | From Times Wire Services
Sweden and Spain joined Australia and India Sunday in the semifinals of the 1987 Davis Cup. Kent Carlsson clinched Sweden's 4-1 victory over France by beating Henri Leconte, 7-5, 6-2, 7-5, at Frejus, France. In the final match, shortened to best-of-three sets, Sweden's Mats Wilander beat Thierry Tulasne, 6-4, 6-3.
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August 14, 1985 | Associated Press
A slum tenement collapsed in this western Indian city while the residents slept early Tuesday, killing at least 52 people and injuring 56, police reported. "People living on the upper floors were flung down half-asleep on their mattresses. They reached the ground either dead or unconscious," a witness who lived across the street from the disaster scene said.
SPORTS
March 18, 1992 | ELLIOTT TEAFORD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Aaron Taub, a senior at Foothill High School, has set two big goals for the upcoming track and field season. First, he wants to break 48 seconds for 400 meters. Second, he wants to be able to touch his toes. A slow, patient buildup to the Southern Section championships in May, as preached by Foothill assistant coach Tom Fitzgerald, should take care of the first order of business. Except for that time in the rain in India, running has always seemed to come easily to Taub.
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