Heavy rain in India brings floods to business district near capital

GURUGRAM – Authorities in a suburb of the Indian capital where many companies have offices and executives have their homes, ordered schools to close and urged residents to work from home on Friday after heavy rain brought widespread flooding. Television news and social media platforms broadcast pictures of submerged vehicles on the flooded roads of […]

Heat-weary Chongqing, Sichuan now on flood alert amid torrential rain

BEIJING (REUTERS) – A south-western part of China that has suffered scorching temperatures this month is now on alert for flooding amid days of torrential rain. Downpours in the sprawling manufacturing hub of Chongqing and nearby areas of Sichuan province follow severe power shortages in the same localities caused by heavy use of air conditioning […]