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Food News 14 Aug 2018 | 7:06 AM

Fried fish: Japan heatwave threatens famed tuna auction at Tsukiji

The ageing market's air conditioners struggle to keep up with a heatwave blanketing the country.

Nation 29 Jul 2018 | 12:00 AM

Sik, Kuala Krai and Beluran on heatwave alert

PETALING JAYA: Sik in Kedah, Kuala Krai in Kelantan and Beluran in Sabah are on heatwave alert following un­usually high temperatures in recent days.

India 30 May 2015 | 6:46 PM

India reels under heatwave as death toll tops 2,000

HYDERABAD, India: India’s brutal weeks-long heatwave has killed more than 2,000 people, authorities said Saturday, as the government launched a mass education campaign to help people cope with scorching temperatures.

Nation 18 Mar 2016 | 10:43 AM

40°C threshold for ‘heatwave emergency’

PUTRAJAYA: The Government will declare a “heatwave emergency” if the temperature in an area exceeds 40°C for seven days or more.

AseanPlus News 14 Jan 2014 | 11:00 AM

Australia braces for fire danger as heatwave hits

SYDNEY, Jan 14, 2014 (AFP) - Australian authorities warned Tuesday of some of the worst fire danger since a 2009 inferno which killed 173 people, with a major heatwave forecast for most of the continent's southeast.

AseanPlus News 28 May 2015 | 5:05 PM

Hospitals overwhelmed as India heatwave deaths near 1,500

NEW DELHI, May 28, 2015 (AFP) - Hospitals in India were struggling Thursday to cope with an influx of victims of a blistering heatwave that has claimed nearly 1,500 lives in just over a week.

India 25 May 2015 | 4:29 PM

More than 430 dead in India heatwave

HYDERABAD, India (AFP) - More than 430 people have died in two Indian states from a days-long heatwave that has seen temperatures nudging 50 degrees Celsius (122 degrees Fahrenheit), officials said Monday.

India 31 May 2015 | 8:56 PM

Rain brings relief as India heatwave death toll tops 2,200

HYDERABAD, India: Scattered rain on Sunday brought much-needed but only temporary relief to parts of India hit by a long heatwave as the death toll from the blistering temperatures crossed 2,200, officials said.

AseanPlus News 14 Aug 2018 | 12:00 AM

Japan heatwave threatens famed tuna auction market

TOKYO: Fishmongers at Tokyo’s famed Tsukiji tuna auction are feeling the heat as the ageing market’s air-conditioners struggle to keep up with a heatwave in the country.

Nation 22 Mar 2016 | 12:39 PM

Heatwave hits four states in five days

KUALA LUMPUR: Six locations in peninsula Malaysia experienced heatwave for five days in a row with authorities advising the public to take precautionary measures.