Heavy rains brought by monsoons are causing massive flooding across South Asia. Hundreds of thousands of people have been forced from their homes in Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Indonesia, China, and other countries.
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In today's news roundup, Indonesia's capital struggles with deadly floods, scientists catch a puffin using a stick as a tool, and Canada's army bases were invaded - by Pokémon Go players.
Hundreds of fires have been burning in Indonesia, clearing rainforests and other areas, and creating clouds of smoke that are affecting not only Indonesia, but Malaysia and Singapore as well.
On Monday, Indonesian President Joko Widodo announced plans for moving the country's capital from Jakarta to the island of Borneo. The move is meant to solve several big problems, but it will be very expensive.
A man in Indonesia is walking backwards for 435 miles (700 km). He's making the trip to encourage the government and others to protect and rebuild Indonesia's rainforests.
NewsForKids.net takes a look at the results of recent elections in South Africa, Ukraine, Indonesia, and Thailand.
In recent weeks scientists have found two very different animals that have not been seen in dozens of years - a very rare tortoise and the world's largest bee.
Beach areas on Java and Sumatra in Indonesia were hit by a strong and unexpected tsunami on Saturday night. The tsunami came quickly and without warning, killing at least 370 people and injuring close to 1,500.
On Friday, an earthquake hit Sulawesi, Indonesia. After the earthquake, a huge wave washed over the city of Palu, killing or injuring thousands, and leaving around 60,000 people homeless.
Aldi lived alone on a fishing raft, tied up many miles off shore. When his raft broke loose, he floated alone across the Pacific Ocean for seven weeks. And lived.
Lombok, Indonesia, a place popular with tourists, has been struck by serious earthquakes. At the same time, in Jakarta, the country is preparing to hold the 2018 Asian Games.