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India’s extreme heat wave, in pictures

Telegraph: Soaring temperatures have gripped parts of India in an extreme heat wave. Lying in the shade and splashing into rivers, Indians are doing whatever they can to stay cool during a brutal heat wave that has killed more than 1,400 in the past month.

United Kingdom: Flooding: 200,000 house at risk of being uninsurable

Telegraph: Responding to the Committee's report Flood risk management in England, Simon Douglas, director of broker AA Insurance, said, "Flood protection is a national priority, yet many people in flood-prone areas may find their homes difficult to insure from later this year. "People want the government to take decisive action now, to ensure that their homes are protected. "But that's not happening with the Environment Agency's budget cut by 10pc. What's more, the Department for Environment, Food and...