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UK weather forecast: Met Office confirms Friday is third hottest day on record as temperatures reach almost 38C

The latest headlines in your inbox twice a day Monday – Friday plus breaking news updates Today is the third hottest UK day on record as temperatures reached 37.8C at Heathrow Airport, the Met Office said. Brits have flocked to beaches and outdoor spaces to enjoy the sizzling heat as temperatures soar. But now thunderstorms […]

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21 injured in fire aboard ship at Naval Base San Diego

SAN DIEGO — Twenty-one people suffered minor injuries in an explosion and fire Sunday on board a ship at Naval Base San Diego, military officials said. The blaze was reported shortly before 9 a.m. on USS Bonhomme Richard, said Mike Raney, a spokesman for Naval Surface Force, US Pacific Fleet. Seventeen sailors and four civilians […]

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Bogus ‘contact tracing’ apps deployed to steal data: researchers

WASHINGTON, UNITED STATES — At least a dozen bogus “contact tracing” apps designed to look like official software to track coronavirus infections have been deployed globally to spread malware and steal user data, security researchers said Wednesday. The researchers from California-based firm Anomali said the apps, once installed on a device, “are designed to download […]

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Big banks able to weather Bank of Canada’s worst-case scenario, but risks higher for households and businesses

Canada’s six biggest banks survived a severe stress test by the Bank of Canada, which is a relief since they might be the only thing standing between a relatively short recession and something much worse. The analysis was part of the central bank’s latest Financial System Review (FSR), which is devoted to the COVID-19 crisis. […]

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‘They are completely intertwined’: Tentative signs of recovery in China help some Canadian companies weather COVID-19 storm

One night in late January, Canadian Jacob Cooke found himself in Jiangsu province in China, desperately trying to find seats on a plane leaving the country and promising his brother, Joseph, he’d make it to Vancouver. For more than a decade, they had run a business called WPIC Marketing + Technologies with an ocean between […]

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UK weather: The latest Met Office forecast

Watch the latest UK weather forecast from the Independent for today. We’ll be updating this page daily with the latest available live video. Download the new Independent Premium app Sharing the full story, not just the headlines Download now This forecast is supplied to us by the Met Office, which is the national weather service […]

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Changing Weather Patterns Spell Doom for Unprepared Pakistan Farmers — Global Issues

Inconsistent rainfall can be disastrous for winter and summer crops in Pakistan, where many farmers are still unaware of how to adapt to climate change. Credit: Ashfaq Yusufzai/IPS by Xari Jalil Friday, March 13, 2020 Inter Press Service Mar 13 (IPS) – Unpredictable weather patterns in the form of excessive or prolonged rainfall are wreaking […]

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UK snow forecast: Long-range chart shows Britain BOMBARDED by snow | Weather | News

The UK has been rocked by a series of storms in recent weeks, with Ciara, Dennis and Jorge, triggering widespread disruption across the country. February went down as the wettest on record and the fifth wettest Winter with severe flooding in parts of Yorkshire, Wales and the Midlands. But, according to the latest long-range weather […]

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UK weather forecast: Snow WHITEOUT to hit Britain with ‘danger to life’ warnings in place | Weather | News

The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for wind in Scotland on Monday and Tuesday. However, this could later be extended to England, Wales and Northern Ireland. Some areas will be battered by torrential rain as the weekend’s sunny spell comes to an abrupt end. Sunday morning will see outbreaks of rain and […]

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Vancouver Weather: Rain then sunshine

Expect heavy rain before the weather lifts later Wednesday afternoon in Metro Vancouver. NICK PROCAYLO / PNG VANCOUVER, B.C.: Wednesday, Jan. 29. Metro Vancouver is in for a good soaking today before the weather clears up a bit. Environment and Climate Change Canada says the region can expect rain, at times heavy, with up to 30 […]

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