Russia is targeting systems that supply Ukraine's electricity, heating, and water. The attacks will make the coming winter extremely hard for civilians in Ukraine. Some people say Russia is guilty of war crimes for targeting civilians instead of soldiers.
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On Monday, Indonesia was hit by a strong earthquake that left at least 162 people dead. Several hundred more people were injured. The 5.6 magnitude quake struck the island of Java. Rescue workers are struggling to help those who are injured and missing.
Southeast Australia has been struggling as it faces its third year of flooding in a row. Thousands of homes have been flooded or cut off by flood waters. Because the ground is already soaked, and more rain is on the way, more flooding is expected.
In today's news roundup, China suffers its worst airplane crash since 2010, the Taliban breaks its promise to allow girls in Afghanistan to go to high school, and Russia's war on Ukraine affects even the European Tree of the Year award.
Eastern Australia has been pounded by record-setting rainfall for over a week. The floods caused by the rain have forced tens of thousands of people from their homes. In recent days, many people have been rescued from their roofs as waters kept rising.
In today's news roundup, heavy rains trigger deadly mudslides in Brazil, Zimbabwe teachers are on strike in an effort to earn the same amount they earned four years ago, and some drivers in Seattle discover that their car radios will only play one station.
Cyclone Batsirai plowed into Madagascar on Saturday, with strong winds and heavy rains. The cyclone left a trail of destruction, and brought serious new problems to Madagascar, which is still struggling after being pounded by Tropical Storm Ana two weeks ago.
If you feel like the weather near you has been pretty bad recently, you're not alone. Worldwide, many areas have been hit by bad weather like blizzards, flooding, and serious storms. Today NFK takes a look at recent weather challenges around the world.
When a volcano in Tonga erupted on January 15, the effects were felt around the world. Peru - all the way across the Pacific Ocean - is now trying to clean up an oil spill caused by the eruption. The spill is killing animals and polluting the area.
On Saturday, an underwater volcano erupted in the South Pacific Ocean near Tonga. The damage in Tonga isn't fully known yet. But the massive explosion raised concerns of tsunamis all through the Pacific and as far away as the west coast of the United States.
A large fire spread rapidly through a refugee camp in Bangladesh on Sunday, destroying over 1,200 shelters. To escape the growing blaze, the refugees were forced to cut through fencing designed to keep them in the camp.