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Monsoon rains force halt in Indonesia quake rescue efforts

Nov. 23, 2022 09:14 AM EST

CIANJUR, Indonesia (AP) — Searchers in Indonesia on Wednesday rescued a 6-year-old boy who was trapped for two days under the rubble of his house, which collapsed in an earthquake that killed at least 271 people, as heavy monsoon rains lashed survivors in makeshift shelters and forced a...

Pakistan welcomes 'loss and damage' deal inked at UN summit

Nov. 20, 2022 07:39 AM EST

ISLAMABAD (AP) — A breakthrough funding deal at the COP27 conference to help poor countries ravaged by climate change was welcomed Sunday by Pakistan, a nation devastated this year by record-breaking monsoon rains. Flooding likely worsened by global warming submerged a third of...

What to know about Malaysia's general elections

Nov. 18, 2022 19:21 PM EST

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia’s general elections take place Saturday, over a month after Prime Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob dissolved Parliament and announced snap elections. The country's longest-serving coalition is seeking to regain its dominance after a shocking loss in 2018, but...

Malaysia enters tight race as long-dominant party seeks win

Nov. 05, 2022 09:24 AM EDT

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Campaigning for Malaysia’s general elections started Saturday in a highly competitive race that will see the world’s longest-serving coalition seeking to regain its dominance four years after a shocking electoral loss. The Nov. 19 election will...

Tribe seeks to adapt as climate change alters ancestral home

Nov. 01, 2022 18:54 PM EDT

SANTA CLARA PUEBLO, N.M. (AP) — Raymond Naranjo sings for rain, his voice rising and falling as he softly strikes his rawhide-covered drum. The 99-year-old invites the cloud spirits, rain children, mist, thunder and lightning to join him at Santa Clara Pueblo, where Tewa people...

Malaysia election set for Nov. 19 amid fear of floods

Oct. 20, 2022 01:04 AM EDT

PUTRAJAYA, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia's Election Commission said Thursday that national elections will be held on Nov. 19, amid concerns that heavy rain and floods during the year-end monsoon season may deter voters. Prime Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob dissolved Parliament on Oct. 10...

Pakistan: World Bank estimates floods caused $40B in damages

Oct. 19, 2022 04:55 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan said Wednesday that the World Bank estimates this summer's record-breaking floods have caused $40 billion in damages in this impoverished South Asian nation. The figure is $10 billion more than an earlier estimate by the Pakistani government. ...

Pakistani flood victims in worst-hit province return home

Oct. 17, 2022 07:21 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — More than half of the flood victims in Pakistan’s worst-hit Sindh province have returned to their homes over the past three weeks as the waters there gradually receded, officials said Monday. The announcement came as Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif visited the...

Pakistani finance minister sees gradual recovery from floods

Oct. 14, 2022 21:34 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Pakistan’s new finance minister estimated that it could take “close to three years’’ for the south Asian country to recover from devastating floods that killed more than 1,700 people and displaced another 7.9 million. Ishaq Dar, who last month took the...

Malaysian PM dissolves Parliament, calls snap polls

Oct. 10, 2022 05:08 AM EDT

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysian Prime Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob announced that Parliament will be dissolved Monday, paving the way for general elections that are expected to be held in early November. The elections come nine months before Parliament’s term expires,...