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Australia swelters in heatwave

A record-breaking heat wave in south-eastern Australia has caused up to 35 fatalities and left firefighters struggling to contain bushfires in the state of Victoria. Correspondent Nick Bryant reports on the most severe heatwave in the country for over 100 years.

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