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‘Furnace’: Argentina roasts in record-setting heat wave

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By Juan Bustamante BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) – Argentina is facing a historic heat wave with temperatures soaring above 40 degrees Celsius (104°F), making the country for a while the hottest place on the planet, straining power grids and forcing residents to seeking sanctuary in the shade. With temperatures up around 45°C (113°F) in parts of the South American nation, hundreds of thousands of people were left without electricity when power grids failed in and around populous capital city Buenos Aires. “I came home and we were without electricity and the house was a furnace,” said Jose Casabal, 42…

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