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CLASHES occurred Monday in a separatist territory of southern Russia where troops loyal to the regional government fought off an insurgency by an opposition that would like to unseat the local strongman and restore ties with Russia. . . . AT LEAST 60 India miners were feared dead after a boat carrying them to work capsized in the Damodar river in the eastern state of Bihar, the Press Trust of India said Monday. . . . FLOODING in southern China has killed at least 42 people and left more than 100,000 people stranded, a local newspaper reaching Beijing said Monday. . . . A CHINESE roadbuilder, presumed dead when the rockface he was working on was swept away in big landslide, survived on water for 40 days before being rescued, the official media said Monday.