South Asia

Rising heat could make parts of South Asia uninhabitable by 2100 -study

Most of India, Pakistan and Bangladesh will experience temperatures close to the limits of survivability by 2100, without emissions reductions.

The research says the fraction of the population exposed to dangerous, humid heat waves may reach 30 percent.

South Asia is home to one-fifth of the world's inhabitants.

Wet bulb threat

Most official weather stations around the world measure temperature with two thermometers.

Injuries reported after magnitude 6.6 shakes Afghanistan, Pakistan, India

The USGS said the quake was centred about 40 kilometres west of Ashkasham in remote north-eastern Afghanistan, close to the border with Tajikistan and just across a narrow finger of land from Pakistan's north-western Chitral province.

Radio Australia reports it was measured at a depth of 210 kilometres and struck at about 2:58pm local time.