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Summer heat blamed for car fires in Bahrain

A spate of vehicle fires across Bahrain in recent months has been blamed on the scorching summer heat. Every month for the last three months there have been at least 10 recorded vehicle fires that Civil Defence personnel have had

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Food safety alert for Ramadan heat

A warning has gone out on the dangers of buying food from unlicensed street vendors in Bahrain during the hottest days of Ramadan. Health officials are urging the public to report any cases of food poisoning, saying many roadside

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Qatar will not host 2022 World Cup, says Fifa official

The 2022 World Cup will not be held in Qatar because of the scorching temperatures in the Middle East country, Fifa executive committee member Theo Zwanziger said on Monday. "I personally think that in the end the 2022 World Cup wi

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Summer heat, rain on rise as weather gets trapped

Summer heatwaves and downpours have become more frequent in the northern hemisphere this century, apparently because extreme weather can get trapped for weeks in the same place in a warming world, a study showed. Disruptions to th

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Sickle cell claims 13th victim in Bahrain

A Bahraini yesterday (June 15) became the 13th sickle cell patient to die since the start of this year, a report said. The Gulf Daily News earlier reported authorities were restricting access to prescription painkillers to combat

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Changes to summer work ban rules sought

A top emergency doctor has called for a 'pro-active' approach regarding the summer work ban for workers in Bahrain, saying it should be implemented in co-ordination with meteorology officials. Cases of people suffering from heat ex

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Noon work ban for workers

The Cabinet has moved to protect workers from Bahrain's scorching summer heat. The Premier has urged a ban on construction or other outdoor work from 12 to 4 pm during July and August. 'This stems from the government's concern fo

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