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Temperature spike: Earth ties record high heat May reading

Temperature on land set a heat record, while ocean temperatures ranked second. (File photo: AP)

June 16 (AP) - Earth's temperature spiked to tie a record high for May, US meteorologists reported Friday. Last month the global average temperature was 60.3 degrees (15.7 degrees Celsius), tying 2016 for the hottest May in 141 years of record-keeping, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. That's 1.7 degrees (nearly 1 degree Celsius) higher than the 20th ...

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Sri Lanka to reimpose selective lockdown after virus cases spike

Sri Lanka's President Gotabhaya Rajapaksa (C) arrives to attend a laying in state ceremony for late tea plantation trade union leader and government minister Arumugam Thondaman at the national Parliament in Colombo on May 28, 2020

Colombo, May 29 (AFP) - Sri Lanka will reimpose selective lockdown restrictions from Sunday to restrict large gatherings after recording its biggest daily surge in coronavirus infections -- most found in citizens repatriated last week from Kuwait. The island nation on Tuesday lifted a shutdown on the capital and a neighbouring district, two weeks after easing it in other parts of ...

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Malaysia worshippers getting screened, event organizer says after coronavirus cases spike

Police officers wearing protective masks stand guard outside National Mosque, after all mosques in the country suspended Friday prayers during the movement control order due to the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia March 20, 2020. REUTERS/Lim Huey

Kuala Lumpur, March 22 (Reuters) - Worshippers who attended a mass religious event in Malaysia that is now linked to 840 coronavirus cases across Southeast Asia are cooperating with authorities, an organizer said, after the government said thousands of them were still being traced. The four-day Islamic gathering held at a mosque near the Malaysian capital Kuala Lumpur is connected ...

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