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Russians hold outdoor kissathon in coldest city

Loved-up couples in Russia's coldest city, Yakutsk, on Friday braved plunging temperatures to take part in an outdoor kissing contest, with the winners locking lips for almost 1 1/2 hours. Eighteen couples took part in the Saint Valentine's Day contest called "Love warms you up" on a snowy central street in Yakutsk, where the daytime temperature was -29 degrees centigrade (-20 degrees Fahrenheit), the Interfax news agency reported. "The first couple dropped out after half an hour," organiser Natalya Argunova told Interfax.

Russians hold outdoor kissathon in coldest city

Loved-up couples in Russia's coldest city, Yakutsk, on Friday braved plunging temperatures to take part in an outdoor kissing contest, with the winners locking lips for almost 1 1/2 hours. Eighteen couples took part in the Saint Valentine's Day contest called "Love warms you up" on a snowy central street in Yakutsk, where the daytime temperature was -29 degrees centigrade (-20 degrees Fahrenheit), the Interfax news agency reported. "The first couple dropped out after half an hour," organiser Natalya Argunova told Interfax.

Tennis: Extreme heat halts play at Australian Open

Organisers suspended play at the Australian Open Thursday after temperatures hit 41.7 Celsius (107.1 Fahrenheit) on a third day of extreme heat. Players will complete their current sets before a suspension of at least one hour, a spokeswoman said, while the roofs will be closed on the centre and second courts. The tournament's opening days have been dominated with complaints over heat, with players falling dizzy, fainting and vomiting, and warnings of serious health problems.

Factbox: Tips to stay safe during severe winter weather

(Reuters) - As dangerously cold temperatures and massive snow totals have gripped the United States in the past few days, federal and state agencies have issued tips for how people can stay safe and warm during the winter. The following guidance was provided by agencies including the National Institutes of Health and the Wisconsin Department of Health Services. PREPARE AT HOME

Heatwave alert in Britain after freezing spring

British authorities issued a heatwave alert on Wednesday after the first prolonged period of high temperatures since 2006, following the coldest spring for more than 50 years. The country has been basking in sunshine for several weeks and temperatures have reached more than 30 degrees Celsius (86 degrees Fahrenheit) for five days in a row for the first time in seven years.

US Southwest scorched by heat wave

The southwest of the United States sizzled Saturday as a heat wave baked the region amid predictions that temperatures in some areas could approach all-time record highs. The National Weather Service warned that the scorching heat could be life-threating and that it was not expected to let up for the next several days. It said one of the hottest areas would be Death Valley, with temperatures there expected to be near 130 degrees Fahrenheit (54 degrees Celsius) on Saturday, Sunday and Monday.

REFILE-Australian heat wave sears new colours onto maps

(Removes extraneous word from headline) SYDNEY, Jan 9 (Reuters) - Australia's record-breaking heatwave has sent temperatures soaring, melting road tar and setting off hundreds of wildfires - as well as searing new colours onto weather maps. The Australian Bureau of Meteorology has added dark purple and magenta to its colour-coded weather forecasting map to represent temperatures of 51 to 54 degrees Celsius (123.8 to 129.2 Fahrenheit), officials said.

2012 was hottest year on record in U.S., climate agency says

By James B. Kelleher CHICAGO, Jan 8 (Reuters) - The year 2012 was the warmest on record for the contiguous United States, beating the previous record by a full degree in temperature, a government climate agency said on Tuesday.
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