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India doctors' leave cancelled as heat wave kills 1,100

A heat wave in India has killed more than 1,100 people this week as temperatures soar above 47 degrees Celsius (116.6 Fahrenheit), and doctors' leave has been cancelled to help cope with the sick. May and June are India's

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Heat wave claims more than 500 lives in India

Soaring temperatures have gripped parts of southern and northern India in an extreme heat wave which has killed more than 500 people and looks set to continue this week, officials said on Monday. The hottest place in India was All

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Heat wave claims more than 500 lives in India

Soaring temperatures have gripped parts of southern and northern India in an extreme heat wave which has killed more than 500 people and looks set to continue this week, officials said on Monday. The hottest place in India was All

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Masdar launches heat safety awareness drive

The construction workers employed on projects within Masdar City, including the new headquarters for the International Renewable Energy Agency (Irena), were given advice and training on how to avoid heat related health problems during summer.

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Bahrain gets hotter as global climate changes

Global warming is behind soaring temperatures in Bahrain and is to blame for the country sweltering through record-breaking heat, according to the country's top weather expert.   It is also responsible for de

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Heat insulation guidelines for new buildings adopted

All new buildings must be equipped with thermal insulation under a new policy adopted by Bahrain's Electricity and Water Authority (EWA).   The rule was initially applied to all commercial properties over fou

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Qatar may have been 'mistake,' says soccer chief

Awarding the 2022 World Cup to Qatar may well have been "a mistake", FIFA president Sepp Blatter said for the first time on Monday.   Staging the tournament in the Middle East has caused much controvers

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Alba gives heat stress management training

Aluminium Bahrain (Alba) is implementing the Heat Stress Management Programme to ensure that employees remain better informed about practical measures needed to be taken for enjoying a comfortable and safe summer. The programme, c

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State of climate: Hot 2012 'new normal'

Last year was one of the 10 hottest on record, with sea levels at record highs, Arctic ice at historic lows and extreme weather in various corners of the globe signaling a "new normal," scientists said Tuesday in the 2012 State of the

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World experiences climate extremes in past decade

The world suffered unprecedented climate extremes in the decade to 2010, from heatwaves in Europe and droughts in Australia to floods in Pakistan, against a backdrop of global warming, a United Nations report said on Wednesday. Ev

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