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Ice cream for primates, blackouts for humans as Europe feels the heat

Paris - A blistering heatwave sweeping through Europe on Wednesday brought blackouts to France and fears of heat stroke for Wimbledon tennis fans, but meant a range of interesting ice creams for the continent's zoo animals.

Tennis players and pilgrims swelter as heatwave hits Europe

Paris - Tennis players at Wimbledon, fasting Muslims and ailing religious pilgrims in Lourdes were among those at risk from the blast of a major heatwave spreading up through Europe on Tuesday.

Western Europe bakes in heatwave

Seville - Temperatures soared above 40 degrees (104 degrees Fahrenheit) in Spain and Portugal on Monday prompting health concerns and the scorching heat was expected to move north to France and Britain later in the week.

Man drowns as floods hit Russian Olympic city of Sochi

Moscow - A man drowned on Thursday when severe flooding hit the Russian resort of Sochi which hosted the 2014 Winter Olympics, destroying homes and cutting off transport links.

Floods leaves 41 dead in western India

Ahmedabad - Flash flooding triggered by torrential rains has killed 41 people in India's western Gujarat state, as the annual monsoon season hits the country, a disaster management official said Thursday.

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.

Rainfall gives respite to drought-hit North Korea

Seoul - Parched North Korea has seen significant rainfall over the past 12 days, state media reported, but not enough to end a severe drought described as the worst in 100 years.

Over 200 dead in Pakistan heatwave: officials

Karachi - More than 200 people have died in a heatwave in southern Pakistan, officials said Monday, as the government called in the army to help tackle widespread heatstroke in the worst-hit city Karachi.

Last month was hottest May in modern history: U.S.

Miami - Last month marked the hottest May in modern history, continuing a troubling trend of rising global temperatures, US government scientists said Thursday.

Drought sparks fears of worsening food shortages in N. Korea

Seoul - North Korea's food supply faces a gloomy forecast this year due to a damaging drought which has sparked fears of worsening shortages in the impoverished communist country, experts said Wednesday.

N. Korea hit by worst drought in a century

Seoul - North Korea has been hit by its worst drought in a century, state media said Tuesday, sparking fears of worsening food shortages in the impoverished communist country.

Carlos regains hurricane force off Mexico coast

Acapulco - Carlos regained hurricane force off Mexico's Pacific coast Monday after unleashing rain and winds that partly shut down power in Acapulco and wiped out a turtle sanctuary.

Carlos becomes hurricane off Mexico Pacific coast

- Carlos gathered hurricane strength off the Mexican Pacific coast Saturday, as it threatened to lash the region with heavy rain.

Temperature in Alaska hits record high

Juneau - Perhaps unfairly known for dark, cold and bleakness, Alaska has recorded its hottest weather in 91 years, and this is only the start of the summer.

Hurricane Blanca churns toward Mexico

- Hurricane Blanca barreled toward Mexico and its Los Cabos tourist area on the Pacific Saturday as a weakening but still powerful Category Three storm, packing heavy rain and strong winds.

Hurricane Andres tracks far off Mexico's Pacific coast: Forecasters

- Andres, the first hurricane of the season in the Pacific, tracked far from Mexico's west coast Sunday, packing 169 kilometer (105 mile) an hour winds but posing little threat to land, forecasters said.

Rain brings relief as India heatwave death toll tops 2,200

Hyderabad - Scattered rain on Sunday brought much-needed but only temporary relief to parts of India hit by a long heatwave as the death toll from the blistering temperatures crossed 2,200, officials said.

India reels under heatwave as death toll tops 2,000

Hyderabad - India's brutal weeks-long heatwave has killed more than 2,000 people, authorities said Saturday, as the government launched a mass education campaign to help people cope with scorching temperatures.

India battles deadliest heatwave in two decades

Indian authorities urged hospitals to treat heatstroke as an emergency as the toll from a long heatwave topped 1,800 on Friday, making it the deadliest in more than two decades.

First Pacific hurricane forecast for Friday

Miami - Friday is expected to see the first hurricane of the Eastern Pacific storm season, US meteorologists warned, heralding the start of a turbulent six-month period.

Hospitals overwhelmed as India heatwave deaths top 1,700

New Delhi - Hospitals in India battled Thursday to treat victims of a blistering heatwave that has claimed more than 1,700 lives in just over a week -- the highest number recorded in two decades.

Deaths from major heatwave sweeping India top 1,100

Hyderabad - More than 1,100 people have died in a blistering heatwave sweeping India, authorities said Wednesday, as forecasters warned searing temperatures would continue.

Baby swept away by Mexico tornado found dead

- The body of a baby blown away by a tornado was found Tuesday in northern Mexico, raising the death toll from the twister to 14.

Houston submerged as wild weather kills at least 28 in US, Mexico

Houston - Torrential rain left much of Texas swamped Wednesday after wild weather killed at least 28 people in the United States and Mexico, and Houston's mayor warned more flooding could be in store.

India heatwave kills 800 as capital's roads melt

Hyderabad - At least 800 people have died in a major heatwave that has swept across India, melting roads in New Delhi as temperatures neared 50 degrees Celsius (122 Fahrenheit).

Tornado, floods leave deadly trail at Mexico-US border

- A tornado ripped into a town in northern Mexico, killing at least 13 people and flattening hundreds of homes in a deadly six-second blast of carnage, officials said.

More than 430 dead in India heatwave

Hyderabad - More than 430 people have died in two Indian states during a heatwave that has seen temperatures nudge 50 degrees Celsius and force Kolkata's iconic yellow taxis off the road, officials said Monday.

Flooding in Texas and Oklahoma leaves at least three dead

Washington - Flash flooding from record rains in Texas and Oklahoma left at least three people dead and destroyed hundreds of homes, authorities said Sunday, warning of more wild weather to come.
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