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Asia flooding: Hundreds dead, 1 million displaced as monsoon rains hit Myanmar, India, Pakistan

Monsoon rains have claimed the lives of hundreds of people across Asia as rescue workers scrambled to reach remote areas of India, Pakistan and Myanmar in the wake of flash floods and landslides. Authorities in India said more than 120 people had died across the country in recent days. More than a million have been displaced by rains worsened by a cyclone that barrelled through the Bay of Bengal last week. On Monday rescuers resumed their search for villagers after downpours caused a landslide in remote north-eastern Manipur, where an official said four bodies have been recovered from a hamlet buried by a collapsed hill…

 

Obama unveils major climate change proposal

Washington (CNN)—The Obama administration unveiled a major climate change plan on Sunday aimed at a large reduction in greenhouse gas emissions from the nation’s coal-burning power plants. On Monday, President Barack Obama started selling it to the public at a White House event…

 

‘Heat Dome’ In Iran Sees Heat Index Of 165 Fahrenheit, Nearing World Record

A man cools off during a warm summer day in Baghdad, July 30, 2015. A heat wave in the region, with the heat index in nearby Iran reaching up to 165 degrees Fahrenheit, has caused the Iraqi government to announce a four day public holiday.   Reuters

A man cools off during a warm summer day in Baghdad, July 30, 2015. A heat wave in the region, with the heat index in nearby Iran reaching up to 165 degrees Fahrenheit, has caused the Iraqi government to announce a four day public holiday. Reuters

A massive heat wave in the Middle East produced near record temperatures this week in Iran and Iraq with the countries announcing public holidays to protect people from the heat. In the city of Bandar Mahshahr, Iran, the heat index — measuring the temperature perceived by humans by factoring in humidity — reached 165 degrees Fahrenheit Friday, nearing the highest ever recorded heat index, which was 178F (81C) in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, July 8, 2003…

 

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