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More than 10 people have died from heatstroke as temperatures soar to nearly 41C
In Arizona zookeepers fed tigers frozen fish while meteorologists baked biscuits in their van
Cities and towns across the western United States took emergency measures on Saturday to cope with a heatwave, after dozens of people were taken ill and the region sweltered in dangerous triple-digit temperatures.
In summers gone by, today's weather statistics would hardly be worth a mention. But after a freezing winter, snow in May and a miserable summer so far, this afternoon at least brought a sunny smile to many British faces.
World No 5 attended daughter's graduation hours before tee-off as deluge caused delays
Tornadoes have killed twelve people in central Oklahoma, including a mother and her baby, and menaced Oklahoma City where 11 days ago a twister ranked as EF5, the highest level, tore through the suburb of Moore, killing 24.
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About 16 people have been killed in mudslides triggered by torrential rains in a mountain town north of Rio de Janeiro, state officials said.
In 1967 we didn't know that man-made chemicals could hole the stratospheric ozone layer. The term "global warming" had not been coined, and the link between climate change and human activities was not well-made. Some scientists thought a new ice age was approaching in the coming decades, not believing that polar and glacier ice would be melting at record rates, leading to unprecedented rates of rises in sea level.
Heidi Talbot employs an engaging blend of ancient and modern on Angels without Wings, embracing traditional folk forms within a sleek modern production involving the discreet use of such stellar players as Mark Knopfler and dobro king Jerry Douglas.
In recent years, the ancient county has been associated with fake tan and melodrama. In fact, argues Jonathan Meades, it’s one of the most extraordinary parts of Britain
A former mercenary and army officer saw the helicopter moments before it crashed
A strong earthquake struck the same Japanese coast that was devastated by last year's massive quake and tsunami, but despite understandable fears it generated only small waves, with no immediate reports of heavy damage.
Temperatures are expected to fall dramatically this evening leading to rain in some areas turning to sleet and possibly snow
Predicting the weather is no longer a mug’s game - it’s a social one. David Kenny, the king of US weather forecasts talks to Geoffrey Macnab.
Federal and local authorities, along with utilities across the north-eastern United States, are gearing up for a visit from a Halloween weather monster dubbed the ‘Frankenstorm’ that could inflict $1bn worth of damage as it brings gale-force winds, heavy rain, costal flooding and possibly snow next week.