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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.

More than 500 dead as deadly heatwave bakes parts of India

Dehli - A blistering and deadly heatwave in India has so far taken the lives of over 500 people, and there are no signs of a let up. Temperatures in some places reached 118 degrees F. this past week. Weather forecasts call for another week of high temperatures.

Spain's extended summer set to end soon

Madrid - October has been a month of unusually warm, sunny and pleasant weather in Spain, which has, in the south, so far continued into November. This is due to change soon with reports of several cold fronts, bringing in rain and, in some areas, snow.

Infants in strollers at risk through sun cover

Stockholm - There has been a lot of talk recently about children and dogs dying after being left locked in hot cars. Now a pediatrician in Sweden is pointing out that it is equally dangerous to use a blanket to block sun from entering a baby's stroller.

Penguins are losing their cool in Norway's heatwave

Bergen - Those denying climate change should take note, as hot weather in Norway is causing problems for penguins in zoos across the country and zoo keepers are having to take extraordinary measures to keep them cool.

Frank Dancevic collapses in 108F heat at Australian Open tennis

Melbourne - The world's top tennis players have criticised organisers of the Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne, for not suspending play during "inhumane" heat conditions.

Three-quarters of Spain under extreme risk of fire

With a continuing heatwave spreading across the country, 17 Spanish provinces have been placed on a state of high alert due to fire risks.

Spain heading for an 'African heatwave' on Thursday

While it has already been pretty hot in Spain so far this summer, things are expected to heat up even more in the coming days as temperatures head for 43 degrees Celsius in some areas from Thursday on.

Heatwave causing deaths and severe sunburn in the UK

In the first prolonged heatwave since 2006, England is sweltering and is expected to do so for several more days. Around 650-760 people have reportedly died as a result and others are suffering severe sunburn.

Op-Ed: Global warming triggers worldwide drought conditions

Climatologists assess global warming has triggered worldwide drought conditions. Farmers have been digging deeper wells as the dead crops, extreme drought and endless wildfires become normal in America and the world.

US heatwave and drought expected to affect global food prices

Authorities around the world are raising the alarm about the impact of the heatwave and drought across the American farm belt. They say there will be food shortages, a spike in food prices and even a halt to ethanol production.

Blazing heat harming fish in the U.S. Midwest

In several areas of the U.S. Midwest, the scorching temperatures and drought-like conditions have been contributing to the deaths of fish.

Two British holidaymakers die in soaring heatwave in Gran Canaria

Las Palmas - Two holidaymakers from Britain have died in the Canary Islands after temperatures there have reached in excess of 40c (105F).

Autumnal heatwave confusing flowers and plants in the UK Special

It should be chilly, damp and autumnal in Britain at this time of the year, but instead of falling leaves and plants dying off from ever-increasing cold nights, the country is basking in a heatwave with record temperatures reaching 29c (84f) on Thursday.

France on heatwave alert

It's hot in France today and the country's meteorological service, Météo France, has put several regions on heatwave alert for the next couple of days.
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