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Mild temperatures are respite for exhausted Australian firefighters

Mild temperatures are respite for exhausted Australian firefighters

Milder weather on Tuesday gave a much-needed respite to those battling the worst bushfires ever seen around Sydney in recent weeks ...

Indian capital choked by smog as emergency measures fail to offer respite

Indian capital choked by smog as emergency measures fail to offer respite

A thick cloud of toxic smog 10 times the recommended limit enveloped India's capital New Delhi on Monday, as government officials struggled to tackle a public health crisis that is well into its second week.

After scorching heat, Earth likely to get respite in 2017

After scorching heat, Earth likely to get respite in 2017

The Earth is likely to get relief in 2017 from record scorching temperatures that bolstered governments' resolve last year in reaching a deal to combat climate change, scientists said on Wednesday.