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France closes thousands of schools amid unprecedented heatwave

Posted on Saturday, 29 June 2019 11:05 AM | No Comments
French ministers held a meeting to assess the government’s response to the heatwave on Friday (June 28) with record-breaking highs of 45 degrees Celsius forecast in parts of southern France...

Heatwave hits Brussels with temperature over 30 degrees

Posted on Tuesday, 25 June 2019 03:50 PM | No Comments
Temperatures soared in Brussels on Monday (June 24) kicking off a heatwave with temperatures of 32 degrees Celsius expected in the Belgian capital from Tuesday, up to 34 degrees in...

German farmers call for drought aid as heatwave ravages crops

Posted on Tuesday, 31 July 2018 10:26 AM | No Comments
  A prolonged heatwave and drought have left huge swathes of parched fields and drooping crops in Germany, particularly in the country’s north-east. The German Farmers’ Association DBV said on Monday...

Deadly Greek fires kill at least 20, residents flee homes

Posted on Tuesday, 24 July 2018 11:56 AM | No Comments
  At least 20 people died and more than 100 were injured on Monday (July 23) as a wildfire swept through a small resort town in eastern Greece with many...

Japanese find ways to beat the heatwave as temperatures hit record highs

Posted on Tuesday, 24 July 2018 11:27 AM | No Comments
  Over 200 people in Yokohama’s Chinatown splashed water on streets and pavements in the hopes of providing some relief from the heat as temperatures nationwide rose to record highs...

Pakistan heatwave kills 65 people in Karachi – welfare organisation

Posted on Tuesday, 22 May 2018 11:30 AM | No Comments
  A heatwave has killed 65 people in Pakistan’s southern city of Karachi over the past three days, a social welfare organization said on Tuesday (May 22), amid fears the...

Australian bushfires destroy buildings during heatwave

Posted on Monday, 8 January 2018 12:48 PM | No Comments
Bushfires destroyed buildings and threatened lives as a heatwave hit three Australian states with temperatures in excess of 40 degree Celsius on Saturday. Several structures were burning on Saturday afternoon...

Anger rises as India swelters under record heatwave

Posted on Friday, 13 June 2014 02:01 AM | No Comments
(Reuters) – Swathes of north India are sweltering under the longest heatwave on record, triggering widespread breakdowns in the supply of electricity and increasingly angry protests over the government’s failure to provide...