Heat wave brings blackouts to Melbourne, halts play at Australian Open

Tennis - Australian Open - Semi-final - Melbourne Park, Melbourne, Australia, January 24, 2019. Czech Republic's Petra Kvitova wipes sweat during match against Danielle Collins of the U.S. REUTERS/Edgar Su

MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Scorching temperatures suspended play at the Australian Open tennis grand slam in Melbourne on Friday, expected to be the hottest day in a decade, as a week-old heat wave brought power outages and left streets bare in the business district. Firefighters went on alert as the mercury crept towards an expected maximum […]

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