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Powerful typhoon approaches Korea

Powerful typhoon approaches Korea

Korea is on high alert as powerful Typhoon Soulik is set to batter the country with downpours and thunderstorms over the next few days. It is forecast to become the first typhoon in six years to make landfall on the Korean Peninsula Thursday night and pass through by Friday morning, the Korea Meteorological Administration (KMA) […]

Heatwaves sweep northern hemisphere, causing scores of deaths

Heatwaves sweep northern hemisphere, causing scores of deaths

Temperatures have risen to record levels in several parts of Europe and Asia this week, with dozens of people killed in wildfires and many others dying from heat stroke. “Extreme weather, including record temperatures and heatwaves, drought and disastrous precipitation, has marked the first half of summer in the northern hemisphere,” the World Meteorological Organization […]

Iran closes capital’s schools due to air pollution

Iran closes capital’s schools due to air pollution

Iran is to close schools for two days in Tehran following air pollution three times the acceptable level that has blanketed the city in fog. Air quality in Iran’s capital was the worst for at least nine months this week, media said, and airborne particles from car emissions were at “seven times the standard level”. […]

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