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At least 18 dead in floods in Indian state of Kerala.

At least 18 people have died a day after torrential rains swept through villages and flooded roads in the southern Indian state of Kerala.

Officials said rescuers recovered the bodies in two of the worst-hit districts, Kottayam and Idukki, where the heavy downpours triggered massive landslides, according to the Press Trust of India news agency.

The national disaster response force and the Indian army deployed teams to help with rescue efforts as several are still feared to be missing.

On Saturday, when the heavy rains began, television reports showed people wading through chest-deep waters to rescue passengers from a bus that was nearly submerged by the torrents flooding the roads.

The state chief minister, Pinarayi Vijayan, urged residents on Sunday to exercise extreme caution even though the intense rainfall has subsided.

More than 100 relief camps have been set up, he added.

Indian prime minister Narendra Modi said he spoke to the chief minister and added that authorities were working to rescue those affected. “I pray for everyone’s safety and wellbeing,” he said in a tweet.

In 2018, Kerala suffered catastrophic floods when heavy downpours during the monsoon season killed 223 people and drove hundreds of thousands from their homes. – AP

Iranian Rabbi’s US Visit Highlights Challenges Facing Iran’s Tiny Jewish Minority.

Iranian Rabbi’s US Visit Highlights Challenges Facing Iran’s Tiny Jewish Minority.

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2021 Thanksgiving marks highest cost in holiday's history.

2021 Thanksgiving marks highest cost in holiday's history.

ABC’s Elizabeth Schulze and Dr. Kadee Russ discuss the cost of Thanksgiving meals this year as inflation is at a three-decade high.

Prosecutor: 'I wanted to make sure the jury understood the self-defense case was absolute garbage'.

Prosecutor: 'I wanted to make sure the jury understood the self-defense case was absolute garbage'.

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The impact of a guilty verdict in the Ahmaud Arbery murder trial.

The impact of a guilty verdict in the Ahmaud Arbery murder trial.

The sister of Botham Jean, Allisa Findley, speaks on the verdict of the three defendants in the death of Ahmaud Arbery and how it may affect race relations throughout the country moving forward.

Biden spending Thanksgiving on Nantucket with Carter-era billionaire.

Biden spending Thanksgiving on Nantucket with Carter-era billionaire.

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'House of Gucci' Film Creates Viral Memes Months Before Release.

'House of Gucci' Film Creates Viral Memes Months Before Release.

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