3 dead as unseasonably high temperatures continue across Japan

National May 28, 2019

3 dead as unseasonably high temperatures continue across Japan

Three women died and around 10 students were taken to hospitals Monday due to heatstroke symptoms as unseasonably hot weather continued in Japan, authorities have said. The mercury topped 30 degrees Celsius for a fourth straight day in central Tokyo, setting a new record for ...

Asia Pacific / Science & Health Feb 28, 2019

Australia's summer was hottest on record

Australia suffered its hottest summer on record from December through February, and forecasts show the autumn will continue to be drier and warmer than average, the government said Thursday. "After a record hot December and January, it won't come as a surprise that this summer ...

Million dead fish cause environmental stink in Australia

Asia Pacific Jan 14, 2019

Million dead fish cause environmental stink in Australia

As many as a million fish are believed to have died along the banks of a major river system in drought-battered eastern Australia, and the authorities warned Monday of more deaths to come. The banks of the Murray-Darling Rivers are thick with rotten fish, with ...