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Four passengers die in 'unbearable' heat on Indian train

Four passengers die in 'unbearable' heat on Indian train

Four people died in 'unbearable' heat while travelling by train in northern India, which has been in the grip of a heatwave for two weeks, officials and passengers said Tuesday.

Temperature soars to 45 degrees in Doha

Temperature soars to 45 degrees in Doha

Different parts of the country experienced hot conditions on Saturday with southerly fresh to strong winds causing blowing dust and low visibility, which dropped to below 3km in some areas.

Rickshaw pullers slowly fade from India's streets

Rickshaw pullers slowly fade from India's streets

Kolkata is one of the last places on earth where pulled rickshaws still feature in daily life, but Mohammad Maqbool Ansari is among a dying breed still eking a living from this back-breaking labour.

2017 was second or third warmest year, behind 2016

2017 was second or third warmest year, behind 2016

Last year was indistinguishable, so far, from 2015 as the second or third warmest behind 2016, making 2017 "the warmest year without an El Nino", the UN's World Meteorological Organisation said.

Australia has third hottest year on record in 2017

Australia has third hottest year on record in 2017

Australia endured one of its hottest years on record in 2017, the nation's chief weather service said, while it was the hottest in more than a century for the country's most populous state, New South Wales.

'Hottest' Ashes Test day on record as Australia swelters

'Hottest' Ashes Test day on record as Australia swelters

Australia's largest city recorded its hottest day since 1939 as the mercury rose to 47.3 degree Celsius in the western suburb of Penrith.

Dutch court takes heat off government in air pollution fight

Dutch court takes heat off government in air pollution fight

Air pollution in the Netherlands is worse than European rules permit, but the government is doing enough to limit emissions, a Dutch court ruled on Wednesday ...

Irma toll at 82 as 1.5mn in Florida remain without power

Irma toll at 82 as 1.5mn in Florida remain without power

Irma, which had ranked as one of the most powerful Atlantic storms on record before striking the US mainland as a Category 4 hurricane on Sunday, has been blamed for at least 82 deaths.

Heat record broken in 2016 for third year in a row

Heat record broken in 2016 for third year in a row

Last year, the Earth sweltered under the hottest temperatures in modern times for the third year in a row, US scientists said on Wednesday, raising new concerns about the quickening pace of climate change.

August shatters global heat records for 16th month

August shatters global heat records for 16th month

Last month was the hottest August in modern times and marked the 16th month in a row when global records for heat were shattered planet-wide, US authorities said on Tuesday.

Singapore PM's illness at rally caused by heat, dehydration

Singapore PM's illness at rally caused by heat, dehydration

Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong took ill on Sunday in the middle of his annual National Day Rally speech because of heat and dehydration, his office said.

Another scorching day expected in Qatar

Another scorching day expected in Qatar

Scorching conditions will continue in the country on Saturday while strong winds are expected in some places by midday, the Met department has said.