Carrying children and possessions through flood waters in Chennai, India, on Thursday. Photograph: STRSTRDEL/AFP/Getty Images

Nearly 270 people have died in southern India’s largest city of Chennai, while another 20,000 were rescued from rooftops by military and disaster-reli(...)

A man covers himself with a plastic sheet during heavy rain brought by Cyclone Phailin as he moves to safety at the village Donkuru in Srikakulam district in the southern Indian state of Andhra Pradesh last night. Photograph: Adnan Abidi/Reuters

At least 17 people were killed and vast swaths of rice crops damaged as Cyclone Phailin, the most powerful tropical storm to hit India’s eastern coast(...)