Four people died in 'unbearable' heat while travelling by train in northern India, which has been in the grip of a heatwave for two weeks, officials and passengers said Tuesday.
Last year was indistinguishable, so far, from 2015 as the second or third warmest behind 2016, making 2017 "the warmest year without an El Nino", the UN's World Meteorological Organisation said.
Australia endured one of its hottest years on record in 2017, the nation's chief weather service said, while it was the hottest in more than a century for the country's most populous state, New South Wales.
Australia's largest city recorded its hottest day since 1939 as the mercury rose to 47.3 degree Celsius in the western suburb of Penrith.
Air pollution in the Netherlands is worse than European rules permit, but the government is doing enough to limit emissions, a Dutch court ruled on Wednesday ...
Irma, which had ranked as one of the most powerful Atlantic storms on record before striking the US mainland as a Category 4 hurricane on Sunday, has been blamed for at least 82 deaths.
Last year, the Earth sweltered under the hottest temperatures in modern times for the third year in a row, US scientists said on Wednesday, raising new concerns about the quickening pace of climate change.
Last month was the hottest August in modern times and marked the 16th month in a row when global records for heat were shattered planet-wide, US authorities said on Tuesday.
Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong took ill on Sunday in the middle of his annual National Day Rally speech because of heat and dehydration, his office said.