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Pakistan battles forest fires amidst heat wave

Authorities in Pakistan battled forest fires in multiple areas, including the capital Islamabad, on Friday as the country grappled with heat waves and dry weather. Officials are yet to confirm if the fires are related to the high temperatures or due to arson. Parts of Pakistan have seen temperatures as high as 52.2 degrees centigrade (126 F) over the last week with South Asia sweltering in a hotter summer this year - a trend scientists say has been worsened by human-driven climate change. Plu...

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