Latest Monsoons News

Indonesia's Mt. Semeru eruption buries homes, damages bridge

Dec. 05, 2022 05:18 AM EST

SUMBERWULUH, Indonesia (AP) — Improved weather conditions Monday allowed rescuers to resume evacuation efforts and a search for possible victims after the highest volcano on Indonesia’s most densely populated island erupted, triggered by monsoon rains. Mount Semeru in Lumajang...

Indonesia's Mt. Semeru unleashes lava river in new eruption

Dec. 04, 2022 19:53 PM EST

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia’s highest volcano on its most densely populated island released searing gas clouds and rivers of lava Sunday in its latest eruption. Monsoon rains eroded and finally collapsed the lava dome atop 3,676-meter (12,060-foot) Mount Semeru, causing...

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...