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MUMBAI (Reuters) - Heavy rains battered India's financial capital Mumbai on Monday causing disruption to the commuter train network, snarling traffic on water-logged streets and delaying flights from the country's second-busiest airport.
NEARLY four years ago, the south Indian city of Chennai (capital of Tamil Nadu) was under water. The worst floods in living history – the result of cyclones from the Bay of Bengal – had reduced this manufacturing and services powerhouse of eleven million to a standstill as brackish water lapped at the wheels of the planes parked at the Anna International Airport. The human tragedy was substantial, with over 500 deaths and some 1.8 million people displaced.
DHAKA/NEW DELHI (Reuters) - The death toll from severe flooding in parts of India, Nepal and Bangladesh rose to more than 300 on Monday, even as heavy rains are starting to ebb and water levels started to recede in some of the worst-affected areas.
KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysian palm oil futures rose on Monday, tracking overnight gains in U.S. soyoil on the Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) and supported by expectations that Indian edible oil imports could jump to record levels this year.
YANGON (Reuters) - A landslide at a Myanmar jade mine killed 14 people including at least one policemen in the early hours of Sunday as earth and mud engulfed a guard post, and four people were missing and feared dead, police said.
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