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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 ...

Anger erupts at UN climate summit as major economies resist bold action

Anger erupts at UN climate summit as major economies resist bold action

Major economies resisted calls for bolder climate commitments as a UN summit in Madrid limped towards a delayed conclusion on Saturday, dimming hopes that nations will act in time to stop rising temperatures ...

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.

Australia sees record temperatures for fourth month in a row

Australia sees record temperatures for fourth month in a row

Australia continued a string of ‘hottest ever’ months in March, the government said Monday, as global warming emerges as the hot button issue in national elections just weeks away.

Soaring temperatures spark early wildfires in Portugal

Soaring temperatures spark early wildfires in Portugal

Hundreds of firefighters were battling two major blazes in northern Portugal on Tuesday, forcing authorities to shut schools and close roads.

Where's winter? Western Europe basks in record temperatures

Where's winter? Western Europe basks in record temperatures

As western Europe enjoys record highs for winter temperatures, southern parts of the continent are being hit with snow flurries.

Firefighter dies battling northern California blaze

Firefighter dies battling northern California blaze

A firefighter has died while battling an enormous wildfire in northern California, authorities said late on 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.

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.