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Australian towns among hottest spots on Earth as heatwave sizzles

Sydney - Australian towns were among the hottest places on Earth this week as a severe heatwave hit the continent's southeast, with forecasters warning of more record-breaking temperatures before the weekend.

New South Wales pumps oxygen into rivers as fish die in heatwave

With a second heatwave sweeping across Australia this week, New South Wales - in the clutches of severe drought - is going to extreme measures after close to a million fish have turned up dead.

Dire message left on stones in Czech river: 'If you see me, weep'

Ancient ominous warnings carved on usually submerged boulders along the Elbe River had for centuries driven fear into the hearts of Czechs, but their reappearance during this year’s drought is just a reminder of how tough people had it.

Spain heatwave death toll rises to nine

Madrid - Spain's death toll from a particularly virulent heatwave rose to nine in just one week, authorities said Tuesday, as the country suffers sky-high temperatures.

Drought and wildfires pose questions over Israel's water security

Jerusalem - For years, Israelis were hit with public service announcements to conserve water, and once Israel got into desalination technology, the government thought their water problems were solved. But that strategy is now at risk because of a 5-year drought.

N. Korea says 'unprecedented' heatwave causing heavy crop damage

Seoul - North Korea on Thursday warned that an "unprecedented" heatwave has caused heavy damage to crops as it urged citizens to "join the struggle" to prevent drought-like conditions from worsening and hampering food production in the impoverished country.

Carr Fire kills two firefighters as 'wall of flames' engulfs city

Redding - The Carr Fire in northern California grew dramatically Thursday night and Friday, killing at least two firefighters and injuring dozens of people as a literal wall of flames forced hundreds of people from their homes, destroying everything in its path.

Drought across northern and central Europe worst in recent memory

Farmers across northern and central Europe are facing crop failure and bankruptcy as one of the most intense regional droughts in recent memory strengthens its grip.

Shortages in U.K. food supply are now part of Brexit conversation

Britain’s prolonged heatwave will impact food supplies later this year and would exacerbate any disruption caused by a hard Brexit, an industry lobby group warned on Wednesday.

Heatwave grips northern Europe as Greece burns

Atenas - Scorching hot weather set the conditions for Greece's wildfires -- Europe's deadliest this century with scores killed -- while record temperatures in the north of the continent have also sparked blazes causing widespread damage in recent days.

'Unprecedented' Japan heatwave kills 65 in one week

Apo - An "unprecedented" heatwave in Japan has killed at least 65 people in one week, government officials said Tuesday, with the weather agency now classifying the record-breaking weather as a "natural disaster.

Record heat broils Japan, prompting warnings

Apo - Japanese officials issued new warnings Monday as a deadly heatwave blankets the country, producing record high temperatures in Tokyo just two years before the city hosts the 2020 Summer Olympics.

Extreme heat sets records across the Northern Hemisphere

The northern hemisphere has been hit by extreme heat over the past two weeks, with record-breaking temperatures recorded in the US, Canada, Europe and the Middle East.

At least 8 people have died from heatwave in U.S. and Canada

Six people died in Montreal, Canada over the Canada Day long weekend, while in the U.S., two people died as an intense heat wave gripped large parts of North America.

Deadly heatwave grips 10 European countries

In what appears to be a taste of the future, a relentless heat wave has gripped parts of Europe this week, sending temperatures soaring to record highs and causing two deaths.

One dead as Italy heatwave breaks in Alps

Rome - One woman died after her car was swept away by an avalanche of water and mud as a heatwave broke into storms in the Italian Alps, police said Saturday.

Italy heatwave and drought spark killer wildfires

Rome - A heatwave that has left Italy sweltering in record temperatures sparked wildfires Thursday which claimed the life of one elderly woman and forced the closure of a major highway.

Five dead as heatwave hits Bulgarian capital

Sofia - Five people died on Saturday as soaring temperatures hit the Bulgarian capital Sofia where the mercury was expected to reach as high as 44 degrees Celsius (111.2 degrees Fahrenheit), hospital sources said.

Record heat to end in Southwest as wildfire threat ramps up

The southwestern United States will finally get a break this week from the record-breaking heat wave that left 16 million residents under heat advisories. However, the dry conditions and wildfire threat will not subside.

Heatwave and strong winds continue to fuel Australia's bushfires

Sydney - Nearly 100 bushfires raged through Australia's New South Wales state over the weekend, destroying homes, outbuildings and a church. Authorities say property losses could go much higher.

Review: Florida Georgia Line revisit their roots on album number three

One of bro-country's hottest double acts, Tyler Hubbard and Brian Kelley are about to enter the fray once again with 'Dig Your Roots,' released worldwide on August 26. How does this record compare to its predecessors? Digital Journal found out.

Middle East's epic and hellish heatwave a sign of things to come

From Morocco to Saudi Arabia and beyond, record-shattering temperatures have scorched and wreaked havoc across the Middle East, and climate scientists warn that the hellish weather is just a sign of things to come.

Siberian heatwave releases anthrax bacillus frozen for decades

Moscow - Thirteen members of a community in western Siberia have been hospitalized amid an outbreak of anthrax, reports the governor's office of the Yamalo-Nenets autonomous region. Over 1,599 reindeer have died from the disease since last Sunday.

Firefighters battling wildfires in four states during heatwave

Firefighters are battling home-threatening wildfires in four southwestern states today, along with gusting winds and extreme, possibly record-breaking heat.

India in the grip of a killer heatwave: Over 160 people dead

A monstrous heatwave that has killed over 160 people is already compounding drought and water shortage problems in India, putting 330 million people at risk.

Op-Ed: Are you ready to choose the last generation?

All parents love their children. And every grandparent falls in love with their grandkids. Which generation are you willing to kill?

Heatwave melts car in Italy

Caorle - Italy has been experiencing some very hot weather as of lately. On Monday temperatures got so hot that a car ended up melting.

Pakistan heatwave death toll passes 1,000

Karachi - The death toll from Pakistan's killer heatwave rose past 1,000 on Thursday, with more fatalities expected, as cloud cover and lower temperatures brought some relief to the worst-hit city Karachi.

Deadly Pakistan heatwave shows signs of easing

Karachi - The death toll from a heatwave in southern Pakistan rose to 750 on Wednesday, but the scorching weather showed signs of easing, bringing some respite to the sweltering city of Karachi.

Death toll from Pakistan heatwave tops 500

Karachi - More than 500 people have died from a three-day heatwave in southern Pakistan, officials said Tuesday, as medics battled to treat victims after a state of emergency was declared in hospitals.
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Hay bales in Northamptonshire. Farmers normally complete harvesting around early October. A heatwave...
Hay bales in Northamptonshire. Farmers normally complete harvesting around early October. A heatwave would have made hard work for this farmers
Near Santa Barbara  the so-called Sherpa Fire in the Los Padres National Forest has expanded from tw...
Near Santa Barbara, the so-called Sherpa Fire in the Los Padres National Forest has expanded from two to six square miles (fifteen square kilometers), prompting authorities to declare a state of emergency and intermittently shut highways.
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Clear blue skies have covered all of England and Wales and this scene looks more like Miami than Penzance in Cornwall in late September 2011
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The beach in Brighton, England during the 2013 heatwave.
India heat wave 2015  with 48 degrees C in Telangana s Khammam  + 6 degrees C above normal.
India heat wave 2015, with 48 degrees C in Telangana's Khammam, + 6 degrees C above normal.
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Progress has been made on the Frye Fire with 39 percent containment seen on Sunday.
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