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    Brazil arrests 63, $8.7m fines over fires in Amazon

    Agence-France-Presse . Brazil | Updated at 12:25am on September 25, 2019

    Brazil’s defence minister said on Monday 63 people were arrested and issued fines amounting to $8.7 million after the military was sent to fight raging...

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    63 people arrested in Brazil over Amazon rainforest fires

    Agence France- Presse . Brasilia | Updated at 02:12pm on September 24, 2019

    Brazil’s defence minister said on Monday that 63 people were arrested and issued fines amounting to $8.7 million after the military was sent to fight...

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    Trudeau returns to campaign with promise of lower taxes

    Agence-Presse-France . Montreal | Updated at 12:00am on September 24, 2019

    Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau on Sunday resumed his re-election campaign with a promise to lower taxes, but once again had to apologize for a...

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    World leaders meet over Amazon rainforest fire

    Agence France-Presse . Rio De Janeiro | Updated at 01:52pm on September 22, 2019

    The fires that burned through the Amazon rainforest last month sparked international outcry and offers of help, but as world leaders meet in New York,...

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    Seven killed, three hurt in Colombia plane crash

    Agence France-Presse . Bogota | Updated at 02:29pm on September 16, 2019

    At least seven people were killed and three others were injured when a small plane crashed in south western Colombia on Sunday, a fire fighter...

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    At least 11 killed in Brazil hospital fire

    Agence France-Presse . Rio De Janeiro | Updated at 01:32pm on September 14, 2019

    At least 11 people, many of them elderly, were killed when a fire swept through a hospital in the Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro...

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    10 dead in Rio de Janeiro hospital blaze

    Agence France-Presse . Rio de Janeiro | Updated at 12:40am on September 14, 2019

    At least 10 people died in a fire inside a hospital in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on Thursday evening with rescuers desperately trying to evacuate...

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    Mass protest in Santiago against abuses of Pinochet era

    Agence-France-Presse . Santiago | Updated at 12:00am on September 10, 2019

    Thousands of demonstrators poured into the streets of Santiago on Sunday to honour the victims of general Augusto Pinochet’s dictatorship, in a march that started...

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    Search for bodies continues

    Reuters . Marsh Harbour, Bahamas | Updated at 12:00am on September 10, 2019

    Rescue workers wearing white hazard suits continued their grim search for bodies and survivors in the hurricane-ravaged Bahamas on Monday, as relief agencies worked to...

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    Amazon countries hold meeting to protect rainforest

    Agence France-Presse . Leticia | Updated at 11:18am on September 07, 2019

    Presidents and ministers from seven Amazon countries met in Colombia on Friday to agree on measures to protect the world’s biggest rainforest, under threat from...

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