People gather during hot weather on Perranporth Beach in Cornwall, Britain, July 18, 2022. REUTERS/Tom Nicholson

Fans, hoses and air con – heatwave-hit Britons seek relief

Sales of electric fans, hoses, air conditioning units and sprinklers are soaring as Britons swelter amid record temperatures, retailers said. Britain was braced for temperatures to hit 40C (104 degrees Fahrenheit) for the first time this week, with ministers urging…

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This aerial photo taken on June 23, 2022 shows a flooded area after heavy rains in Yingde, Qingyuan city, in China’s southern Guangdong province. (Photo by AFP) / China OUT

What is causing record floods and heatwaves in China?

Record floods in southern China this month displaced more than half a million people, while searing heat buckled roads in other parts of the country. Authorities have issued extreme weather warnings…

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