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Local boatmen the heroes of flood rescues in Kerala

Divya G. clung to a floating banana plant, then used a rope to pull herself to safety through neck-deep water as floods inundated her home in Kerala. After more than a day camped with her family on the upper floor of her neighbours' two-storey house, they were spotted by a fishing boat and rescued.

Russian hackers targeted U.S. Senate, think tanks: Microsoft

Microsoft Corp charged that hackers linked to Russia's government sought to launch cyber attacks on the U.S. Senate and conservative American think tanks, warning that Moscow is broadening attacks ahead of November's congressional elections.