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Weather remains hot, dry in most parts of country

KARACHI: Weather remained hot and dry in most parts of the country. However, rain-thundershower occurred at isolated places in Malakand, Hazara, Peshawar division and Kashmir. The heat wave will continue in Karachi through Wednesday. Continental air is prevailing over most parts of the country. According to Pakistan Meteorological Department, the highest maximum temperature recorded on Sunday is as follows: Mithi 45°C, Sibbi 44 °C, Karachi 44°C, Moenjodaro 43 °C, Mirpurkhas 43 °C, Shaheed Benazirabad 43 °C, Badin…

Iraq reopens hot springs spa amid Mosul war chaos

HAMMAM AL-ALIL, IRAQ: Some Iraqis in this town get massages in a spa or take muddy baths and relax in the morning sun on the banks of the Tigris. Others beg for food or rise at dawn to queue for water. Hammam al-Alil, a town south of Mosul once famous throughout Iraq for its healing hot waters, is back in business after a U.S.-backed offensive retook the area from Islamic State militants and authorities reopened its spa. This oasis of leisure now coexists, however, with camps housing more than 30,000 of the people…

Met department forecasts hot and dry weather nationwide

KARACHI: Pakistan will experience mainly hot and dry weather in most parts of the country, and is likely to remain in the hot spell in upcoming days, weather department says. According to the Pakistan Meteorological Department, continental air is prevailing in most parts of the country. Karachi also witnessed a high temperature of 35 degrees centigrade on Saturday (today). The mercury is expected to rise further and reach 38 degrees Celsius in the next few days. Hot and dry weather is also expected in Multan,…