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Heat wave ravages European fields, sending wheat prices soaring

Aug 3, 2018

Heat wave ravages European fields, sending wheat prices soaring

Searing heat has devastated wheat fields across northern Europe and a combination of dry conditions and extreme rain in the Black Sea have hit output estimates, with prices soaring on fears of further crop damage. Evidence of serious harm to crops is growing as harvesting ...

Japanese men turn to parasols to ward off intense summer heat

Jul 29, 2018

Japanese men turn to parasols to ward off intense summer heat

Parasols — accessories normally associated with women trying to protect their skin from the sun — are proving increasingly popular with men as the nation grapples with one of its hottest summers ever. Parasols have been attracting attention in recent years, but this summer sales ...

U.S. government approves aid as California battles raging wildfires

Jul 29, 2018

U.S. government approves aid as California battles raging wildfires

The U.S. federal government approved aid Saturday for California as thousands of firefighters battled to contain a series of deadly raging wildfires that have killed six people, including two young children and their great-grandmother, and destroyed hundreds of buildings. The largest of the fires menacing ...