23 dead, 13,000 people hospitalized as heatwave continues to scorch Japan

TOKYO, Aug. 14 (Xinhua) — Japan’s Fire and Disaster Management Agency said Wednesday that 23 people died among 12,751 people who were rushed to hospitals due to heat-related illnesses across Japan over the week from Aug. 5. Amid a protracted … Read More

11 dead, 5,600 sent to hospitals last week due to heatwave

A woman shields herself from the heat with an umbrella as she walks by a securities firm in Tokyo on Tuesday.  Photo: AP/Koji Sasahara TOKYO Eleven people died and 5,664 people were taken to hospitals in Japan due to heat-related medical issues … Read More

Europe’s historic heat wave crushed more records this weekend, but it’s finally easing

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Eight countries saw their highest June temperatures in recorded history People play as they bathe in a fountain in front of the Eiffel Tower in Paris on Friday. (Zakaria Abdelkafi/AFP/Getty Images) The second pulse of a historic heat wave scorched … Read More

Wildfires rage across France, Spain as heatwave grips Europe

Wildfires engulf parts of Europe as record-breaking temperatures stifle life across the continent. Hundreds of firefighters battled to contain flames in southern France. In the Gard region, scores of fires burned some 600 hectares of land and destroyed several houses … Read More

European countries set new June heat records amid heatwave

France is bracing for temperatures over 40C in the coming days – AFP Germany, Poland and the Czech Republic hit their highest ever recorded June temperatures on Wednesday – with more records anticipated to fall as the heat continues to … Read More

Australia’s blistering heatwave is breaking records, killing animals en masse

While many Canadians and Americans suffer through the depths of winter, blistering summer temperatures are wreaking havoc with Australia‘s environment, killing animals, cooking fruit and toppling decades-old heat records. Adelaide set a record for the highest temperature ever recorded in an Australian city Thursday, … Read More

Soaring temperatures, wildfires scorch Europe

Record-breaking temperatures of up to 38 Celcius have caused deadly wildfires, water shortages and damaged crops. Initially seen as a refreshing change, many Europeans now say the heat wave can’t end soon enough. Racing against the clock The high temperatures … Read More

At least five dead as heatwave christened ‘Lucifer’ continues to cause temperatures to hit 110F across southern Europe

–Heatwave across southern Europe sees temperatures reach 110F across Croatia, Romania, Spain and Italy –Italian cities are on government health ministry’s maximum heat alert with concerns of more deaths to come –Are you suffering in the heat? Share your pictures … Read More