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The wildfire that broke out in Lytton three days after Canadian town saw an unprecedented rise in temperature is yet to be brought under control

1,000 people evacuated in and around western Canadian village as wildfire rages amid heatwave

Amid an unprecedented heatwave in Canada, which is believed to have killed hundreds, wildfires charred the western Canadian town of Lytton, forcing the authorities to evacuate 1,000 residents in and around the town, news agencies reported. The province of British Columbia has recorded 62 new fires in the past 24 hours. Almost 90 per cent of Lytton, which is 250 kilometres northwest of Vancouver, has been burnt.

FILE - President Joe Biden delivers his first State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress at the Capitol, March 1, 2022, in Washington. (Jim Lo Scalzo/Pool via AP, File)

State of the Union 2023: When is US president Joe Biden's speech? What to expect

United States president Joe Biden will deliver his second State of the Union address Tuesday, at around 9 pm EST, which will be Wednesday 7.30 am IST. The speech normally begins with the House Speaker - a Republican, currently Kevin McCarthy - presiding over the event. He will be accompanied by the vice president - Kamala Harris - who is also the president of the Senate. The Speaker may also invite up to 24 guests.

Prince Harry-Meghan Markle: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, Duke and Duchess of Sussex are seen.

Meghan 'repeatedly' says she gave 'everything up' for Prince Harry because…

A royal expert said that Prince Harry's wife Meghan Markle is working on Meghan Markle's brand name apart from her husband. Royal commentator Kinsey Schofield said that the Duchess of Sussex could discreetly be planning new projects separate from Prince Harry. Read more: Kate Middleton says it is 'tough' to raise children today.

China Heavy Fog Warning: A man wearing a mask stands amid heavy fog in Jinan, Shandong province, China.

China issues heavy fog warnings, some shipping suspended

China issued dangerous heavy fog warnings for many regions and shipping was suspended in the Qiongzhou Strait, an important economic transport hub near Hainan, according to state and local media on Tuesday. The Central Meteorological Observatory announced a yellow warning on Tuesday morning for several provinces including parts of Shandong, Anhui, Jiangsu, Zhejiang, Hubei, Hunan, Jiangxi, Fujian, Guizhou and Guangdong, and the Guangxi region.

Turkey Earthquake: Rescue workers help a wounded person next to the rubble in Hatay.

Turkey declares seven days of national mourning following deadly earthquakes

Turkey has declared seven days of national mourning after earthquakes jolted southern provinces of the country. At least 1,541 people were killed and 9733 others were injured when two earthquakes hit southern provinces of Turkey on Monday, Anadolu Agency reported citing Turkish Vice President Fuat Oktay. According to AFAD, there is no tsunami threat to the Eastern Mediterranean coasts in Turkey.

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