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    76,000 in hurricane-hit Bahamas may need food

    Agence France-Presse . Geneva | Updated at 12:00am on September 07, 2019

    More than 76,000 people could be in need of food and other aid in the Bahamas after the Caribbean nation was ravaged by Hurricane Dorian,...

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    French first lady ugly: Brazil minister

    Agence France-Prersse . Rio de Janeiro | Updated at 12:00am on September 07, 2019

    A Brazilian government minister said French first lady Brigitte Macron was ‘truly ugly’ Thursday, only days after the country’s president appeared to endorse an attack...

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    Bolsonaro accuses UN rights chief of Macron-style ‘interference’

    Agence France-Presse . Brasília | Updated at 12:00am on September 05, 2019

    Brazil’s president Jair Bolsonaro on Wednesday accused UN rights chief Michelle Bachelet of meddling in Brazil’s affairs ‘along the lines’ of French President Emmanuel Macron....

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    Brazil’s Amazon basin fires keep surging

    Agence-France-Presse . Brazil | Updated at 02:35pm on September 01, 2019

    The number of fires in Brazil’s Amazon basin is still on the rise, even though the government has banned burning, officials said Saturday. In the...

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    Brazil agents raid illegal miners in Amazon

    Reuters . Altamira, Brazil | Updated at 12:00am on September 01, 2019

    Federal agents in Brazil exchanged gunfire with illegal miners in the Amazon state of Para on Friday, according to Reuters witnesses, in a dramatic example...

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    Amazon fires pose health risks to children: WHO

    Reuters . Geneva | Updated at 12:00am on August 31, 2019

    Fires raging in the Amazon pose a risk to health including from respiratory diseases, especially in children, the World Health Organisation said on Friday. The...

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    Brazil bans burning for two months to defuse Amazon crisis

    Agence-France-Presse .  Brazil | Updated at 12:00am on August 30, 2019

    Brazil’s president Jair Bolsonaro signed a decree Wednesday to ban burning throughout the country for two months, government sources cited in local media said, as...

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    Amazon fires a tipping point: forestry group chief

    Agence France-Presse . Yokohama | Updated at 12:00am on August 29, 2019

    The fires tearing through the Amazon represent a ‘tipping point’ for the health of the rainforest, the head of a top global forestry management body...

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    Archeologists find remains of 227 sacrificed children in Peru

    Agence France-Presse . Lima | Updated at 01:55pm on August 28, 2019

    Archeologists in Peru say the 227 bodies they have unearthed from a site used by the pre-Columbian Chimu culture is the biggest-ever discovery of sacrificed...

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    Venezuelan migrants flood into Ecuador

    Reuters . Bogota | Updated at 12:00am on August 28, 2019

    More than 85,000 Venezuelan migrants crossed into Ecuador from Colombia in the last month, ahead of new visa restrictions from Quito that took effect on...