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World 19 Jul 2006 | 12:00 AM

Scramble to save lives as heatwave hits Europe

LONDON (Reuters) - European governments scrambled to save lives in record high temperatures on Wednesday to avoid a repeat of the catastrophic heatwave of 2003 that killed 15,000 people in France and 2,000 in Britain.

Nation 10 Jul 2006 | 12:00 AM

‘Heatwave’ in hospital

Some patients at the University Malaya Medical Centre here have had to deal with the additional stress caused by the hot weather after part of the hospital's air-conditioning system broke down.

World 22 Jan 2006 | 12:00 AM

Heatwave sparks Australian bushfires, blackouts

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - A heatwave scorching southeastern Australia knocked out power to nearly 4,000 homes in Adelaide and regional areas, disrupted sports events and stoked bush fires, some threatening homes, in three states on Sunday.

World 22 Jan 2006 | 12:00 AM

Heatwave sparks Australian bushfires, blackouts

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - A heatwave scorching southeastern Australia knocked out power to nearly 4,000 homes in Adelaide and regional areas, disrupted sports events and stoked bush fires, some threatening homes, in three states on Sunday.

Nation 08 Jan 2006 | 12:00 AM

Highlights of the week

World 18 Oct 2005 | 12:00 AM

Birdflu carries political risk for Europe's leaders

PARIS (Reuters) - Some European politicians have made a point of eating chicken in public. One had a vaccine injected in front of cameras. Others have settled for simply calling for calm.

World 18 Oct 2005 | 12:00 AM

Birdflu carries political risk for Europe's leaders

PARIS (Reuters) - Some European politicians have made a point of eating chicken in public. One had a vaccine injected in front of cameras. Others have settled for simply calling for calm.

Community 12 Aug 2005 | 12:00 AM

Goodbye to sauna days

TALE OF TWO CITIES BY HOO BAN KHEE.

World 30 Jul 2005 | 12:00 AM

China educates farmers on pig-borne disease

BEIJING (Reuters) - Sichuan province in southwestern China has launched a campaign to educate poor, illiterate farmers not to slaughter sick pigs or eat their meat after an outbreak of swine flu hit about 100 villages and killed at least 32 people.

World 30 Jul 2005 | 12:00 AM

China educates farmers on pig-borne disease

BEIJING (Reuters) - Sichuan province in southwestern China has launched a campaign to educate poor, illiterate farmers not to slaughter sick pigs or eat their meat after an outbreak of swine flu hit about 100 villages and killed at least 34 people.