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Hello, this is Kasmira. Here in Geneva, though still hot and uncomfortable, we were given some brief respite yesterday from the baking temperature levels of the past week. But for large swathes of Europe, the monstrous Cerberus heatwave, as named by Italian meteorologists, continues to rage on with worrying health implications, especially as nights become hotter.

And the international community voiced their dismay yesterday after the United Kingdom passed a controversial bill to stop people claiming asylum in the UK – a move which the UN rights chief said would have “profound consequences” on people in need of protection and the human rights system as a whole.

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An elderly tourist struggling with the heat gets a hand by two women while crossing Ponte Sant Angelo. Southern Europe faces a heatwave, bringing potentially record-breaking temperatures. (Photo: Keystone/DPA/Oliver Weiken)

☀️⚠️WMO, IFRC warn of health dangers of night-time heat as Europe sizzles. In many locations where temperatures have been rising well beyond 40°C, overnight minimum temperatures are also set to reach new worrying highs, increasing risks of heart attacks and death, the two organisations said.

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