TOKYO, July 8: Heavy rainfall is hammering southern Japan for the third day, prompting new disaster warnings on Kyushu and Shikoku islands as local media report the death toll has risen to 54 with 44 people missing.

AMMAN, July 3: A regime offensive in southern Syria has forced more than 270,000 people from their homes, the United Nations said on Monday.

KHOTANG, Feb 18: Farmers of southern parts of Khotang are having sleepless nights as leopards have started preying on their cattle from the sheds.

KATHMANDU, Jan 18: Domestic flights operated from Tribhuvan International Airport were affected due to thick fog in various parts of southern plains Thursday.

MONTECITO, Jan 10:  At least 13 people were killed and dozens of homes were swept away or heavily damaged Tuesday as downpours sent mud and boulders roaring down hills stripped of vegetation by a gigantic wildfire that raged in Southern California last month.

ZAMBOANGA, Philippines, Dec 23:  A tropical storm unleashed flash floods and set off landslides in the southern Philippines at a peak time for travel and Christmas preparations, leaving at least 75 people dead and 58 others missing, officials said Saturday.

NEW DELHI, Dec: A strong cyclone over the southeast Arabian Sea has triggered heavy rains and strong winds, damaging hundreds of huts, power lines and trees in southern India and killing at least eight people, officials said Saturday.

NEW DELHI, Nov 4 : Thousands of people took refuge in relief camps as torrential monsoon rains flooded parts of southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu, killing at least 12 people this week, the government said Saturday.

MUMBAI, Oct 29: National Award winning actor Akshay Kumar, who attended the grand audio launch of his debut Tamil film ‘2.0’ here, said that the Hindi film industry has a lot to learn from southern cinema. Akshay along with filmmaker S. Shankar, megastar Rajinikanth, Oscar winning composer AR Rahman, actress Amy Jackson and producer Allirajah Subaskaran of Lyca Productions attended the audio launch of the 3D sci-fi entertainer here at the Burj Park on Friday.

HONG KONG, Aug 24: The most powerful typhoon to hit the southern Chinese region in more than half a century left at least 16 dead as a sudden deluge swamped the gambling hub of Macau, submerging streets and stranding residents.

HONG KONG, August 24: The most powerful typhoon to hit the southern Chinese region in more than half a century left at least 12 dead as a sudden deluge swamped the gambling hub of Macau, submerging streets and stranding residents.

BEIRUT, June 18:  The Syrian military announced Saturday the cessation of all combat operations in the southern city of Daraa for 48 hours in support of national reconciliation after days of violence in the area where the country's crisis began six years ago.

MARAWI(PHILIPPINES), June 1: Foreign fighters including Chechens and Arabs are among Muslim militants who were killed in weeklong fighting in a southern Philippine city that involved about 500 gunmen aligned with the Islamic State group, the Philippine defense chief said Thursday.

Southern delicacies

March 17, 2017 00:15 am

Chef Bhola Yadav of Gulab says that there are more than a hundred items in South Indian cuisine. Some of the most common and the easiest to make items are dosa, idli with vada, and uttapam. “Although for restaurants we grind the flour in commercial stone mixers, regular mixers too can do the job. The only difference is that the end result may not be as fluffy as the ones in restaurants,” he says adding that there are many idli or dosa mixes that you can buy in the market to make it easier for you to make the cuisine in your own kitchen.

KATHMANDU, Feb 19: Tension has flared in the southern parts of Rupandehi district as locals attacked the police post at Badbaliya village.

BANGKOK, Jan 10: Authorities say at least 25 people have died in severe flooding in southern Thailand since New Year's Day, leaving businesses paralyzed and thousands of tourists stranded.

NEW DELHI, Dec 12: Authorities in southern India evacuated thousands of people from low-lying areas Monday after weather experts issued a cyclone warning.

The life of the leader of Tamil Nadu hung in the balance on Monday after she went into cardiac arrest, drawing large crowds to the hospital where doctors were fighting to save the hugely popular former actress.

TOKYO, Spet 26:  An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.7 has rattled Okinawa and other southern Japanese islands, but there was no danger of a tsunami.

TOKYO, Sept 20: A typhoon has caused serious flooding and flight cancellations in southern Japan.

NEW DELHI, Sept 12: India's top court on Monday ordered the southern state of Karnataka to release water from a disputed river to neighboring Tamil Nadu after violence erupted in both states over water sharing.

BANGKOK, Sept 3: Police say a bomb has exploded and hit a train in southern Thailand, killing one railroad worker and injuring another.

KATHMANDU, Aug 29: China Southern Airlines is operating daily flights to Nepal from China from this Thursday.

WASHINGTON, Aug 20: A 7.4-magnitude quake shook the southern Atlantic Ocean early Friday, the US Geological Survey said, with an epicenter 195 miles (316 kilometers) from islands hosting a British Antarctic research station.

MILAN, FRANCE, July 12: Two Italian commuter trains collided head-on Tuesday in the southern region of Puglia, killing at least 20 people and injuring scores more, officials said. At least two passengers were pulled alive from the crumpled wreckage as the rescue operation took place in the scorching heat.

MILAN, July 12: Italian news reports say that two trains have collided head-on in the southern region of Puglia, killing at least four people and injuring dozens of others.

SANAA, Yemen, July 6: Yemeni officials say a suicide car bombing has targeted a security compound near the international airport in the southern city of Aden, killing at least 10 people.