People walk through a water mist cooling system in Tokyo on Monday. Photo: Kyodo

Japanese heatwave kills 57 in a week with 18,000 taken to hospital

  • The tally of those requiring treatment is the second-highest since records began in 2008, according to the Fire and Disaster Management Agency
Topic |   Japan

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People walk through a water mist cooling system in Tokyo on Monday. Photo: Kyodo
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People cool down in the fountains of the Trocadero gardens in Paris. Photo: AP

Record-high temperatures in Paris as Europe’s heatwave intensifies

  • The heatwave, which was expected to ease on Friday, again focused public attention on the problems caused by climate change
  • France remains haunted by the early summer of 2003 when 15,000 deaths were blamed on the heat
Topic |   Extreme weather

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People cool down in the fountains of the Trocadero gardens in Paris. Photo: AP
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