• A man uses a cloth to protect himself from the sun during a hot summer day in Jammu, India, Friday, May 20, 2016. The prolonged heat wave this year has already killed hundreds and destroyed crops in more than 13 states, impacting hundreds of millions of Indians. (AP Photo/Channi Anand)

    India records its hottest temperature ever amid heat wave

    NEW DELHI (AP) — A city in western India has suffered through the country’s highest recorded temperature — a scorching 51 degrees Celsius (123.8 degrees Fahrenheit).

  • Indian boys swim at Hazrat Nizamuddin Baoli,  a stepwell, on a hot day in New Delhi, India, Thursday, May 19, 2016. An intense heat wave continues to grip several parts of north India with most of the cities crossing the 40 degrees Celsius (104 degrees Fahrenheit) mark. (AP Photo/Tsering Topgyal)

    India records its hottest temperature ever amid heat wave

    NEW DELHI (AP) — A city in western India has set a new heat record for the country — a scorching 51 degrees Celsius (123.8 Fahrenheit).

  • In this May 10, 2016, photo, a Shepard drinks water on the dry bed of Manjara Dam, which supplies water to Latur and nearby villages in Marathwada region, in the Indian state of Maharashtra. Failed monsoons play havoc with millions of farmers in central India leading to crippling poverty and soaring suicides. Some 400 farmers have killed themselves so far this year in the parched Marathwada region, which is home to about 19 million people.(AP Photo/Manish Swarup)

    Crippling drought in central India leaves millions on brink

    DEVADI VILLAGE, India (AP) — For two years the farmer was hopeful. He borrowed hundreds of thousands of rupees (thousands of dollars) to build a pipeline that connected a local dam to his fields of cotton and sugarcane. Two years ago the water stopped. The debts kept growing.