A family cools off at Alki Beach as an excessive heat warning remains in effect a day after record-breaking temperatures hit the region in Seattle, Washington, on Tuesday. AFP
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Millions of people in Canada and the northwestern United States were under heat alerts on Wednesday as the region baked in record-breaking temperatures.
Police reported scores of deaths probably linked to the scorching conditions in the US and Canada.
The service said in a statement it recorded 233 deaths between Friday and Monday, compared with 130 on average.
"We are in the midst of the hottest week British Columbians have ever experienced, and there are consequences to that, disastrous consequences for families and for communities," British Columbia Premier John Horgan told a news conference.
He urged "checking up on those people we know might be at risk, making sure we have cold compresses in the fridge or we're staying in the coolest part of our homes, and making sure that we're taking steps to get through this heat wave."
An international website that monitors temperatures around the world has ranked 13 Arab cities among the hottest spots in the world during the last 24 hours, with temperatures exceeding 53.2ºC.
The death toll in Germany has risen to at least 103.Germany's most read daily newspaper, Bild, headlined its front page "Floods of Death" after heavy rain fell in several regions of the country.
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Sheikh Ahmed was introduced to the observation cabins of Ain Dubai, which provide visitors the perfect vantage point for 360-degree views of Dubai, over the waters of the Arabian Gulf. The 48 passenger cabins have the capacity to carry more than 1,750 visitors at once.
Qureshi said Pakistan was determined to help Afghanistan avoid a collapse of its economy and had agreed measures to ease some border restrictions and facilitate trade, including on-arrival visas for Afghan business travellers. "
Employees of the Federal Penitentiary Service in Russia’s Ivanovskaya district have arrested a cat trying to transfer marijuana to Russian prisoners.