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Deadly heat wave is shattering all-time records in Southeast Asia and India

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Southeast Asia and India are currently enduring a historic and brutal heat wave that has already been blamed for more than 150 deaths and shows few signs of relenting.

April in Thailand is typically hot and sweaty, but this year’s scorching weather has set a record for the longest heat wave in at least 65 years.

The temperature in Sukhothai, Thailand spiked to 44.3 degrees Celsius, or 111.7 degrees Celsius, on April 12 — just short of the all-time national record. Surrounding countries have…

10 brilliant photos that flip your world upside down

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Last week, we challenged our Instagram community to experiment with perspective and shoot upside down photos. We saw a handful of creative shots, ranging from flipped cityscapes and sunsets to reflections in puddles

The world looks completely different upside down, and these photos prove it. Scroll through our selected #MashPics_UpsideDown images below.

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10 brilliant photos that flip your world upside down

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Last week, we challenged our Instagram community to experiment with perspective and shoot upside down photos. We saw a handful of creative shots, ranging from flipped cityscapes and sunsets to reflections in puddles

The world looks completely different upside down, and these photos prove it. Scroll through our selected #MashPics_UpsideDown images below.

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Huawei’s P9 is a very capable phone that’s just shy of greatness

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The smartphone landscape is changing so fast that what worked a year ago would be a disaster today.

Every manufacturer deals with it in its own way: Apple is moving at its own pace, careful to add one marquee feature in each new iPhone. Samsung seems to love tossing in a dozen odd features in the hopes something will stick (although the company’s toned down the gimmicks this year).

Australia is getting a new climate research center. Here’s why scientists are unhappy about it

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In Australia, a bold, and potentially damaging experiment is playing out to see what happens when a former venture capitalist with no scientific experience takes over a top science research agency.

Lightning strikes an airplane en route to London in unreal footage

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Airplane passengers reported lightning strikes on their flights around London on Wednesday, including a British Airways plane flying into Heathrow airport. Flight BA857, which had departed from Prague, landed safely in London

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Planes struck by lightning before landing in London

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LONDON — Passengers reported lightning strikes on planes around London on Wednesday night, including on a British Airways plane flying into Heathrow airport, according to passengers and a photographer who captured the moment.

UK will shelter Singapore trans woman who faces compulsory army service as a man back home

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In the first case of its kind, the UK will allow a Singaporean transgender woman to stay in the country, so that she does not have to return to her home country and do compulsory military service as a man.

In Singapore, males are conscripted into the army for full time national service for two years after they turn 18, after which they are obligated to be called up for a period of several weeks each year as a “reservist” in the army. The reservist period lasts till the man is 40, or 50,…

Oops! Tinder’s new friend-finding feature, Tinder Social, is outing which of your friends use the app

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Oops! Tinder’s new friend-finding feature, Tinder Social, is outing which of your friends use the app

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