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Britain braces for scorching heat that could break records

LONDON — Britain braced for what could be its hottest day on record on Sunday. Many schools in England were planning to close, hospitals were canceling non-essential procedures and care homes were preparing to keep their vulnerable residents safe. Britain has declared a national emergency and released its first-ever “Red” warning for exceptional heat, which

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Wildfires sweep across southern Spain amid scorching heatwave

Forest fires continued to burn in southern Spain on Friday July 15, amid a scorching heat wave across Western Europe. Video posted by Twitter user @JoseMSantiagoD, who said it was captured from the coastal town of Alhaurin de la Torre, Malaga, shows thick plumes of smoke above the Sierra mountains from Mijas on Friday. On

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