Election results in four major Indian states Friday marked a momentous comeback for the country's ruling Congress-led coalition, although it was undercut in one state by backlash against a graft-tainted coalition member.
At least 75 people were killed and 53 injured when rising floodwaters reportedly swept two crowded buses away Friday in the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu, according to Indian media and authorities.
A tsunami warning from Indian authorities appeared to be a false alarm, as thousands of panicked residents returned to coastal areas after officials said the warning was meant as advice to be careful, not orders to evacuate.
As dawn broke Monday across the Bay of Bengal, countries struck by tsunamis in the wake of the most powerful earthquake the planet has seen in 40 years focused on relief and rescue efforts, and said the death toll from the giant waves -- already more than 13,000 -- is expected to rise further.
India's railway minister has accused rail operators of negligence and murder as the death toll grew to 38 in Tuesday's deadly head-on collision of two passenger trains in India's northern Punjab state.