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Year 2017 was Belgium’s fifth hottest year since 1833

Brussels, Jan 3 (UNI) For Belgium, 2017 was the fifth hottest year since 1833, tying with 1989 and 2015, the Royal Meteorological Institute, IRM, stated in its climate report for 2017.
The Brussels Times reported that the average temperature in Uccle was 11.3°C (normal temperature: 10.5°C), which is abnormally high. Most monthly averages were normal, but June was exceptionally hot, March was very abnormally hot (a new record) while May and October were abnormally hot, according to the IRM.
The lowest temperature for 2017 (-17,4°C) was recorded on the 23rd of January in Elsenborn (Bütgenbach), while the hottest (36,2°C) was registered on the 22nd of June in Houyet.
The year 2017 was also characterized by lower-than-normal rainfall, to the chagrin of farmers, especially in Spring. The amount of rain registered at Uccle, 749.1 mm, was 15% lower than normal.
“Since November 2016, we had to wait in Uccle until the month of September this year to have a total monthly rainfall that was above normal,” the IRM noted. “April was very abnormally dry and October abnormally dry, while November was abnormally wet and December very abnormally wet.”
Despite an exceptionally dark month of December, annual sunlight was normal at Uccle. The sun shone for 1,559 hours and two minutes in 2017.
The average windspeed for the year was 3.4 metres per sec (m/sec) in Uccle, which is a “very abnormally low” value. The normal value is 3.7 m/sec.
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Nepal: ECN publishes NA voters' list

22 Jan 2018 | 12:46 PM

Kathmandu, Jan 22 (UNI) The Election Commission of Nepal has published list of voters’ of the National Assembly election slated for February 7, a report in The Himalayan Times said.

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NA body summons Anwar over Naqeebullah encounter

22 Jan 2018 | 12:16 PM

Islamabad, Jan 22 (UNI) Pakistan National Assembly Standing Committee on Human Rights on Monday summoned sacked SSP Malir Rao Anwar over Naqeebullah Mehsud’s alleged ‘encounter’ in Karachi, according to the Dunya News.

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Rohingya camps at risk of deterioration

22 Jan 2018 | 12:00 PM

United Nations, Jan 22 (UNI) Humanitarian conditions in camps hosting Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh are set to worsen in the next few months, a human rights investigator has told, while also raising concerns about a plan to repatriate the fleeing minority back to Myanmar.

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UN dealing with sexual harassment: Under SecGen

22 Jan 2018 | 11:54 AM

United Nations, Jan 22 (UNI) The UN Secretary-General, António Guterres, has revised UN policies on investigations and disciplinary processes; and has strengthened whistle-blower protection for those who report harassment, According to Mr Jan Beagle, UN Under Secretary-General for Management.

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