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France's summer heatwaves claimed 1,500 lives

France's summer heatwaves claimed 1,500 lives

Two heatwaves that hit France this summer claimed more than 1,500 more lives, Health Minister Agnes Buzyn said Sunday.

Ice cubes for tigers as heatwave smashes records in Europe

Ice cubes for tigers as heatwave smashes records in Europe

Belgian zookeepers fed chickens in giant ice cubes to tigers on Wednesday as northern Europe baked in record temperatures during another heatwave that climate experts believe could become the new normal.

US sizzles as weekend heat wave tightens grip

US sizzles as weekend heat wave tightens grip

The United States sweltered in dangerously hot weather on Sunday, with major cities including New York, Philadelphia and Washington broiling in temperatures rising into triple digits.

June 2019 was the hottest in 140 years - NOAA

June 2019 was the hottest in 140 years - NOAA

June 2019 was the hottest in 140 years, setting a global record, according to the latest monthly global climate report released on Thursday by the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

Germany breaks temperature record for June as heatwave grips Europe

Germany breaks temperature record for June as heatwave grips Europe

A new temperature record for the month of June was set in Germany on Wednesday, as France and Italy also sweltered in a heatwave affecting large swathes of Europe.

Heatwave kills 76 in India's Bihar state

Heatwave kills 76 in India's Bihar state

At least 76 people have died as a blistering heatwave swept through India's eastern state of Bihar on the weekend, officials said Monday.

Britain's 'furnace Friday' to test temperature records

Britain's 'furnace Friday' to test temperature records

Temperatures on Thursday reached 35.1 degrees Celsius at Wisley, in Surrey, southern England, officially making it the hottest day of the year so far.

'Unprecedented' Japan heatwave kills 65 in one week

'Unprecedented' Japan heatwave kills 65 in one week

In the week to Sunday at least 65 people died of heat stroke while 22,647 people were hospitalised, the Fire and Disaster Management Agency said.

Record heat broils Japan, prompting warnings

Record heat broils Japan, prompting warnings

Officials said last week that the heatwave in Japan had killed at least 15 people and forced the hospitalisation of over 12,000 others in the first two weeks of July.

European heatwave brings drought and wildfires

European heatwave brings drought and wildfires

In Sweden, where temperatures are the highest for a century, farmers are even sending their animals to slaughter.

Canada heat wave death toll hits 54: officials

Canada heat wave death toll hits 54: officials

The death toll in a week-long eastern Canadian heat wave has reached 54, officials said on Friday.

Karachi fears more deaths amid fresh heatwave

Karachi fears more deaths amid fresh heatwave

Temperatures have risen since Monday night and the cooling winds from the Arabian Sea have stopped.