Flash flood toll 91

BEIJING: The death toll from a devastating flood that swept through an elementary school in northeastern China rose to 91 on Sunday, including 87 elementary school students, state press and local residents said. The flash flood swamped the Shalan Village Central Elementary School in Ningan township, on Friday. — AFP

Advani to visit Jammu

JAMMU: Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) president LK Advani will visit Jammu on June 23 to address a rally marking the “martyrdom” of Shyama Prasad Mookerjee, the founder of Jan Sangh, BJP’s predecessor. Mookerjee is regarded as a “martyr” since he died in prison while campaigning for the unconditional integration of Jammu and Kashmir with India. — HNS

Aussie mission to end

DILI: Canberra will on Monday begin withdrawing its last peacekeeping troops from East Timor, signalling the end of a six-year mission that heralded a controversial new era of regional intervention for Australia and one of its largest military ventures since the Vietnam War.— AFP