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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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    Bolsonaro authorises army to help fight Amazon fires

    Agence France-Presse. Porto Velho | Updated at 11:56am on August 24, 2019

    President Jair Bolsonaro on Friday authorised the deployment of Brazil’s armed forces to help combat fires raging in the Amazon rainforest, as a growing global...

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    Ireland may withold EU-Mercosur deal support over Amazon fires: PM

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

    Ireland may vote to block a trade deal between the EU and South American nations if Brazil fails to curb record fires ravaging the Amazon,...

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    Jatiya Party demands rehabilitation of Mirpur slum dwellers

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:00am on August 21, 2019

    Jatiya Party demanded rehabilitation of all the victims of the fire incident on Friday at the Mirpur slum. Visiting the burnt slum at Chalantika in...

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    Victims of slum fire to be rehabilitated: Quader

    Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha .  Dhaka | Updated at 12:00am on August 20, 2019

    Awami League general secretary Obaidul Quader on Monday said victims of shanties razed in the last Friday’s fire at Mirpur’s Chalantika will be rehabilitated. ‘The...

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    Yet another slum fire

    | Updated at 12:00am on August 19, 2019

    The fire that broke out at a slum at Mirpur in the capital city on Friday, leaving all belongings of more than 10,000 families burnt,...

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    BNP demands fair probe into Mirpur fire

    United News of Bangladesh . Dhaka | Updated at 01:12am on August 18, 2019

    BNP on Saturday demanded a fair and neutral investigation into Friday’s fire at a slum in the capital’s Mirpur-7 area as such incidents are on...

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    Stand by slum fire victims: Kamal

    United News of Bangladesh . Dhaka | Updated at 12:38am on August 18, 2019

    Gono Forum president Kamal Hossain on Saturday urged the government and social organisations to come forward in aid of the victims of Friday’s fire at...

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    Material belongings of thousands of families burnt to ashes

    Rashad Ahamad | Updated at 12:31am on August 18, 2019

    All the material belongings of over 10,000 families who live at Chalantika Mor Slum, Mirpur in the capital was burned to ashes on Friday night...

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    Indian soldier killed as India, Pakistan exchange fire

    Agence France-Presse . Srinagar | Updated at 12:13am on August 18, 2019

    India and Pakistan exchanged ‘heavy’ cross-border fire on Saturday, after New Delhi’s move to strip the restive Kashmir region of its autonomy prompted a rare...