Pakistan: Food prices soar amid floods
01 September 2022 | 3:40 pm
Flooding has damaged crops in Pakistan's southern breadbasket, leading Islamabad to consider imports from India. Planning Minister Ahsan Iqbal says recovery could cost more than $10 billion.
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At least 11 people have died in floods and mudslides triggered by heavy rains in India’s remote northeast region, officials said Tuesday.
The former human rights minister of Pakistan was arrested, prompting protests from her supporters before she was later released. She was a close aide of ousted Prime Minister Imran Khan.
The burning of fossil fuels like coal and gas supercharged the heat wave that has scorched India and Pakistan in recent weeks, two separate attribution studies have found.
Imran Khan may be out as prime minister, but he still has plenty of supporters. They turned out in force on Sunday, and his party has called for more protests. This underscores how shaky political situation remains.
Polio cases are on the rise in Pakistan although it's an illness eradicated almost everywhere else in the world. Part of the problem is widespread vaccine skepticism and outlandish conspiracy theories.
The Yellowstone National Park was closed down for the first time since 1988 due to torrential rains, flooding and melting snow. The park was just opening for the summer tourist season.
A top German diplomat was accused of groping a woman at an LGBTQ event in Karachi. But Germany's Foreign Ministry says it found "no evidence of sexual harassment."
Excessive and erratic rainfall has caused devastating flooding, hitting parts of Bangladesh hard. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has said there will be no quick respite for the country.
Several places were hit with about a month's rain over the weekend, causing dams to overflow and waterways to break their banks. Roughly 30,000 people have been told to either leave their homes or prepare to do so.
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