227 dead after monsoon floods devastate South Asia

(CNN)At least 227 people have died since flash floods ravaged swathes of South Asia over the weekend, officials said Thursday. The two Indian states have set up more than 900 relief camps and temporary shelters for evacuees and displaced families, who number over 265,000. In Nepal, the death toll has reached 88, according to the Home Ministry. There, the worst of the disaster seems to have passed, say aid workers on the ground — many people are beginning to return to their homes, and the number of people in relief camps has dropped from 17,000 to about 11,000. In Pakistan-controlled Kashmir and the Pakistani city of Lahore, 46 people have died from the floods, according to disaster management officials. The …

Six dead, 200 injured in protests over Indonesia’s election result

Jakarta, Indonesia (CNN)Police and protesters angry at Indonesia’s election result have battled for a second night on the streets of Jakarta, after six people were killed and more than 200 injured in the initial clashes. “We will not give rioters space to destroy our country. We do not have a choice, the military and police will take firm action in line with the law. To all whom I respect, the situation is under control,” the president, known as Jokowi, said Wednesday. His defeated election opponent, former general Prabowo Subianto who has alleged widespread ballot-rigging, also appealed for calm. Prabowo, who says he plans to challenge the election result in the Constitutional Court, urged supporters gathering in Jakarta to act wisely. …