Mandatory masks rolled out in Paris in certain public areas
16 August 2020 | 9:00 am
Parisians already had to cope with a heatwave, and now they have to wear masks in the capital's busiest areas, such as Rue Montorgueil, in order to stop the coronavirus from bouncing back.
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A heatwave has killed 65 people in Pakistan's southern city of Karachi over the past three days, according to a social welfare organization.
4 Jun 2019
People in Amritsar cool off in a swimming pool as temperatures soar in northern India.
16 Jun 2019
With temperatures nearing record highs across India, residents of some areas started fighting over access to water. Madhya Pradesh authorities have deployed police to escort water tankers.
22 Jul 2019
People cool off at a fountain at Flushing Meadow in the borough of Queens in New York City. The US is sweating through a weekend of extremely hot weather, with major cities including New York and Washington among the hardest hit.
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Parisians and tourists use the French capital's picturesque water features to cool off as the second heatwave in less than a month sends temperatures soaring
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"It's an incredible feeling of joy": on the first day of 2020, visitors from Paris and all around the world ice skate on the world's largest indoor ice rink in Paris's Grand Palais.
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Thousands crowd the beach in the English coastal town of Bournemouth to soak up the sun on the hottest day of the year as lockdown measures are slowly eased -- but with officials still warning of another surge in COVID-19 cases.
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Otters at Oregon Zoo enjoy an ice bath as the temperature in Portland reached 35°C on Monday. The mercury is expected to rise as high as 42°C during the week. "Set the A/C to ottermatic," the zoo cheekily posted on its Facebook page.
4 Jul 2021
Oregon Zoo releases a video showing Asian elephants Samudra, Rose-Tu and Chendra splash around Oregon Zoo’s Elephant Lands pool while enjoying some tasty treats. A record-breaking heatwave has swept across parts of western US and Canada since the weekend, prompting authorities to issue heat warnings and advisories.
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Tourist attractions close in Athens as temperatures soar during one of the worst heatwaves the country has seen in decades. The intense heat has led to deadly wildfires in the region, with nearby Turkey suffering its worst fires in at least a decade.
22 Aug 2021
Spain is on alert for wildfires as a heatwave that has enveloped southeastern Europe in recent days shifts west. Temperatures are forecast to reach highs of around 40 degrees Celsius (104 degrees Fahrenheit) in much of the Iberian peninsula in the coming days. As firefighters try to extinguish a fire in Tarragona, forestry agents try to prevent a new fire from breaking out near Barcelona amid the worst heat wave in nearly 20 years.
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Former Rwandan police officer Fulgence Kayishema, accused of ordering the killing of around 2,000 Tutsis during the 1994 genocide, has appeared before a South African court. He was on the run for more than two decades.
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Like many European countries, Belgium has been witnessing a crisis in its asylum system for several months. With its welcome centres and public services stretched to breaking point, NGOs are now sounding the alarm. They say more resources are needed to help process the many unaccompanied minors arriving in Belgium, with three quarters coming from Afghanistan.
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The Civic Party, one of the main democratic groups in the Chinese territory, said its members had agreed to wind up their activities. Almost three years ago, Beijing introduced a security law limiting their activities.
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