Hundreds dead as monsoon brings chaos to northern India, NepalBy Manesh Shrestha in Kathmandu and Harmeet Singh in Delhi, CNNUpdated 4:17 AM ET, Mon August 18, 2014Photos: Deadly floods hit India 4 photosDeadly floods hit India – Indian villagers paddle a boat through floodwaters over submerged roads in India's Assam state on Sunday, August 17, 2014. Heavy downpours have triggered flooding that has killed at least 24 people here.Hide Caption 1 of 4Photos: Deadly floods hit India 4 photosDeadly floods hit India – Hundreds of people die every year in floods and landslides during the monsoon season in South Asia.Hide Caption 2 of 4Photos: Deadly floods hit India 4 photosDeadly floods hit India – While annual rains are a lifeline for the region's farmers, flooding, landslides and building collapses are frequent during the monsoon season, which lasts from June to September.Hide Caption 3 of 4Photos: Deadly floods hit India 4 photosDeadly floods hit India – An Indian fisherman removes fish from his nets in the flood-affected village of Balimukh.Hide Caption 4 of 4Story highlightsDozens dead after heavy rains in northern and eastern parts of IndiaMore than a 100 dead, thousands missing in NepalHeavy rains in recent days have caused flooding and landslides across the regionDozens of people have been killed in flooding in northern and eastern India, while the death toll in Nepal has passed 100, government officials in the two countries told CNN.At least 56 people have died in flooding and rain-related incidents in northern and eastern India over the weekend, with 28 deaths reported in Uttar Pradesh state, another 22 in the neighboring Himalayan region of Uttarakhand and six in Bihar state in eastern India.The heavy rains have hit thousands of villages along the border with Nepal, Kishan Singh Atoria, a regional disaster-management commissioner, told CNN Monday.India's water resources ministry warned that the Rapti river in Uttar Pradesh had risen to "unprecedented" levels in the state's Balrampur district.NepalMeanwhile, the death toll from floods and landslides in western Nepal since Thursday has reached 101 with another 126 people missing. More than 17,000 families have been displaced, according to government data.The biggest challenge for the government of this impoverished Himalayan country now is to provide relief to the people displaced since their homes have been washed away by the rivers, said Jhankanath Dhakal of the National Emergency Operations Center on Monday.Flooding was caused by incessant rain from Wednesday night to Friday night in some districts in western Nepal. "Since the rainfall was unusually high the water could not flow in the rivers causing flash floods," said Dhakal. "This was unexpected."CNN Recommends AIRASIA CRASH10 questions about AirAsia tragedyWith the discovery of debris from the AirAsia plane, investigators move closer to discovering what happened. What are the key questions, and what comes next?AirAsia disaster's lasting impactThe growth of AirAsia has been a regional aviation success story. The reason behind the loss of Flight QZ 8501 will be key to whether passengers start to shun it, says Alan Khee-Jin Tan.'Africa is not a country' campaignThey say there are no stupid questions -- but are there? How about, "Do you speak African?"What broke China's Internet in 2014The year of outrage also applies to China's Internet users in 2014.Swimming face-to-face with sharksOne man swims among sharks without the protection of a cage to make studio-quality, intimate photos of the sea creatures.Turning footsteps into free energyUsing a technology that has been around for 130 years, a company called Pavegen hopes to create electricity from everyday human activities.Father of Web predicts next phaseWhat's next for the Internet? Acclaimed scientist and fatherof the World Wide Web Sir Tim Berners-Lee shares his insights.Best Instagram art of 2014Gone are the days of grainy phone images with the resolution of a poor imitation Monet.'Killing will be our religious duty'A chilling video shows Boko Haram executing dozens of non-Muslims. The year in pictures "The year in pictures" treks across the globe, looking back on the events that shaped 2014.Defining Moments: Our changing worldEach day, CNN brings you an image capturing a moment to remember, defining the present in our changing world.Scenes from the fieldBrowse through images from CNN teams around the world that you don't always see on news reports.More from asiaThe air pollution that's choking AsiaIndonesian military stops search and recovery for remains of AirAsia QZ8501Did the Philippines hide homeless families during the Pope's visit?