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    More fires flare up in Amazon

    Agence France-Presse . Porto Vrlho, Brazil | Updated at 12:00am on August 27, 2019

    Hundreds of new fires have flared up in the Amazon in Brazil, data showed Monday, even as military aircraft dumped water over hard-hit areas and...

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    Pope fears for Amazon, the planet's 'vital lung'

    Agence France-Presse . Vatican City | Updated at 06:46pm on August 25, 2019

    Pope Francis on Sunday voiced concern for the Amazon rainforest, a ‘vital’ lung for the planet, as the worst blazes in years have sparked a...

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    Iran test fires new missile

    Reuters . Geneva | Updated at 12:00am on August 25, 2019

    Iran has test fired a new missile, the commander of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards, major general Hossein Salami, said on Saturday, according to the...

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    Macron has colonialist mentality over Amazon fires: Brazil

    Agence France-Presse. Rio De Janeiro | Updated at 12:51pm on August 23, 2019

    Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro blasted his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron on Thursday as having a ‘colonialist mentality’ for rallying G-7 countries to address wildfires raging...

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    Venezuelan officials reached out to discuss Maduro exit

    Agence-France-Presse . Caracas | Updated at 12:00am on August 23, 2019

    Venezuela’s opposition leader Juan Guaido said Wednesday his rival Nicolas Maduro had been made to look ridiculous by insisting he had authorised back channel talks...

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    Forest fires in Brazil surge as deforestation accelerates

    Agence-France-Presse . Sao Paulo | Updated at 12:00am on August 22, 2019

    The number of forest fires in Brazil surged in the first eight months of 2019, official data show, as president Jair Bolsonaro faces growing criticism...

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    Brazil bus hijacker shot dead by police

    Agence France-Presse . Rio de Janeiro | Updated at 12:15am on August 21, 2019

    A gunman holding a busload of passengers hostage in Rio de Janeiro on Tuesday was shot dead by police, officials said, ending the hours-long hijacking....

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    Venezuela threatens early polls to pressure opposition

    Agence France-Presse . Caracas | Updated at 12:00am on August 18, 2019

    Threatening to bring forward parliamentary elections is the latest card played by Venezuela’s regime to put pressure on the US-backed opposition at the negotiating table...

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    Mexico rescues 45,000 migrants from human traffickers in 8 months

    Agence-France-Presse .  Mexico City | Updated at 12:00am on August 16, 2019

    Mexico said Wednesday it has rescued more than 45,000 undocumented migrants from human traffickers since president Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador took office last December. The...

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    Thousands of women march in Brazil against president

    Agence-France-Presse . Brazil | Updated at 12:00am on August 16, 2019

    Tens of thousands of women took to the streets of Brazil’s capital Wednesday to denounce president Jair Bolsonaro, in the third anti-government protest in the...