[SHANGHAI] The northern Chinese province of Hebei issued an extreme heat 'red alert' on Thursday, with temperatures set to soar beyond 40 deg C in its major cities and putting the area's corn crop...

"IT'S a warning," Catherine Bernard said gravely as she surveyed rows of withered vines at her wine estate in southern France, where a blazing sun scorched part of the harvest.

[PARIS] Wildfires burned tracts of land in France and Spain at the weekend as Europe sweltered in record-breaking temperatures that pushed the mercury towards all-time highs on Sunday in Germany,...

[BERLIN] German police cautioned a man riding naked on a moped while topless sunbathers sparked a row in Munich, as temperatures were to soar to record highs in several European countries...

[PATNA, India] More than 100 children in the Indian state of Bihar -- home to some of the country's worst health indicators - have now been killed by a brain virus potentially linked to lychees,...

[SYDNEY] Australia suffered its hottest summer on record from December through February and forecasts show the southern autumn will continue to be drier and warmer than average, the government...

[SYDNEY] Thousands of people in northeast Australia should expect "unprecedented flooding", authorities have warned, after relentless downpours forced a dam to be fully opened on Sunday...

[SYDNEY] Australia suffered its hottest month ever in January, when widespread heatwaves exacerbated an already devastating drought, fuelled bushfires and contributed to mass fish deaths,...

[SYDNEY] Tens of thousands of people sweltering through a brutal heatwave in southern Australia were left without power Friday, as the grid struggled with surging demand.

[ADELAIDE] Temperatures in southern Australia neared 48 degrees Celsius on Thursday, shattering previous records as sizzling citizens received free beer to help weather a heatwave of historic...