In today's news roundup, South Korea elects Yoon Suk-yeol as its next president, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison declares an emergency over recent floods, and cities rename streets near Russian embassies to show support for Ukraine.
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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.
Northern California was hit on Sunday by an extremely strong storm that knocked down trees and left highways covered with water from record rains. The storm also caused mudslides in areas that were burned in recent wildfires.
On August 14, it rained at the highest point of Greenland’s ice sheet. This is normally the coldest part of the ice sheet - a place where rain has never been seen before. It's another big weather change that seems to be connected to the climate crisis.
A year after being hit with massive bushfires, New South Wales, Australia is suffering from record-setting floods. Over 18,000 people have been forced from their homes after several days of heavy rains. More rain is on the way.