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Over 24 Hours of Storms, Lightning Kills 74

Death toll in northern India is expected to rise

(Newser) - Lightning has killed 74 people, mostly farm laborers working in fields, across eastern and northern India over the past 24 hours, officials said Wednesday. A majority of the deaths occurred in the eastern state of Bihar, where 57 people died after being struck by lightning—with the death toll expected... More »

Ancient University to Admit First Students in Centuries

Nalanda University, destroyed in 1193, to be resurrected

(Newser) - Oxford, Harvard, and ... Nalanda? In the annals of history, Nalanda University endures as one of the world's preeminent learning institutions, and one that came centuries before its more recognizable counterparts. If a group of officials and scholars have their way, that will soon change. The northern India university was... More »

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