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Brazil President Jair Bolsonaro causes global outrage over Amazon forest fires

The country's National Space Research Institute, which monitors deforestation, has recorded more than 77,000 wildfires in Brazil this year, a record since the institute began keeping records in 2013.

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G7 summit: Donald Trump switches tone on Iran, raising hopes

On the final day, the G7 agenda includes discussions of the fires destroying chunks of the Amazon, a scenario that European leaders have described as an assault on the so-called green lungs of the wor

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Indonesia picks eastern Borneo island for new capital

Indonesia has chosen the eastern edge of jungle-clad Borneo island for its new capital, President Joko Widodo said Monday, as the country looks to shift its political heart away from congested megalop

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Brazil’s president Jair Bolsonaro causes global outrage over Amazon fires

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has insulted adversaries and allies, disparaged women, blacks and homosexuals, and even praised his country's 1964-1985 dictatorship.

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US President Donald Trump suggested nuking hurricanes, says report

President Donald Trump suggested dropping nuclear bombs on hurricanes before they made landfall in the United States, Axios reported Sunday.

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Pakistan’s Senate Chairman Sadiq Sanjrani cancels UAE visit as PM Modi honoured by Gulf nation

Despite trying to put a bold face before the media, the Pakistani leadership are upset at the timing of the UAE award for Modi, sources said.

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Explained: Why are the Amazon fires sparking a crisis for Brazil – and the world?

Here is what you need to know about the Amazon rainforest fire.

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Hong Kong protest Highlights: Protests escalate, police fire gun, use water cannon on demonstrators; 36 held

Hong Kong Extradition Bill Protests: Hong Kong police on Sunday arrested nearly 36 protesters after a clash on the streets to protest against extradition bill.

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Bolivia’s electoral campaign caught fire, as forest fire rages out of control in the Eastern Lowlands

As many as 8,500 forest fires have been detected in the region of Santa Cruz, were the Chiquitania is located, and two other Amazonic Bolivian regions that limit with Brazil, where Amazon forest has b

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Brazilian troops begin deploying to fight Amazon fires

The government of Bolivian President Evo Morales has backed the increased cultivation of crops for biofuel production, raising questions about whether the policy opened the way to increased burning.

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Nawaz Sharif disqualified for concealing assets, submitting fake testimony: Pakistan SC

The court said that the public representatives were not honest in accordance to article 62-1F of the Constitution. It added that the court cannot ignore the fake testimony submitted by the candidates.

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200,000 Rohingya rally to mark ‘Genocide Day’ in Bangladesh camps

Some 200,000 Rohingya rallied in a Bangladesh refugee camp to mark two years since they fled a violent crackdown by Myanmar forces, just days after a second failed attempt to repatriate the refugees.

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South Korean military drills around disputed island draw Japanese protest

South Korea's military on Sunday began two days of drills around a tiny island also claimed by Japan, prompting a protest from Tokyo just days after Seoul decided to scrap an intelligence-sharing pact

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Hong Kong police arrest 29 after overnight clashes, more protests planned

Hong Kong police said on Sunday they arrested 29 people after clashes overnight in which volleys of tear gas were fired to disperse anti-government protesters, as the Asian financial hub braced for mo

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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un oversaw test of super-large multiple rocket launcher

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un oversaw the test of a "super-large" multiple rocket launcher on Saturday, state news agency KCNA reported on Sunday.

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Brazil military begins operations to fight Amazon fires

Brazil says military aircraft and 44,000 troops will be available to fight fires sweeping through parts of the Amazon region.

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Why is part of the Amazon burning?

Amazon deforestation began in earnest in the 1970s, reaching its peak rate at the end of the 1990s and the start of the 2000s.

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Donald Trump says US would tax French wine in response to digital tax

Speaking to reporters at the White House before leaving for a Group of Seven summit in France, Trump said he is not a "big fan" of tech companies but "those are great American companies and frankly I

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Hong Kong airport operating normally despite planned ‘stress test’ protest

Authorities had taken out a court order to prevent demonstrations at the airport, which was forced to close for part of last week after protesters thronged the main terminal for several days, groundin

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UN, France raise concern over Amazon wildfires ‘crisis’

The Arria-Formula Meeting of the Security Council on 'Advancing the Safety and Security of Persons Belonging to Religious Minorities in Armed Conflict' was organised by Poland, the Council President f

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Amazon wildfires represent an ‘international crisis’, says Emmanuel Macron

The French president, who tweeted in French and English, is the latest international figure to raise the alarm over the raging wildfires in the Amazon.

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Hong Kong gears up for fresh protests as activists target airport

In 1989 an estimated two million people joined arms across three Baltic states in a protest against Soviet Union rule which became known as the Baltic Way or Baltic Chain.

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UN chief Antonio Guterres urges world to stamp out religious persecution

Guterres said Thursday's International Day Commemorating the Victims of Acts of Violence Based on Religion and Belief was an opportunity to demonstrate support "by doing all in our power to prevent su

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North Korea says ready for dialogue or confrontation with US

Trump and Kim met again in June at the inter-Korean border and agreed to reopen negotiations, but that has not happened as yet

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‘Seriously looking’ to end birthright citizenship: US President Donald Trump

"Birthright citizenship where you have a baby on our land, you walk over the border, have a baby, congratulations, the baby is now a US citizen. We're looking at it very, very seriously," Trump said.

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Jet catches fire in Northern California; 10 aboard unhurt

All 10 people aboard a small jet escaped injury Wednesday after the aircraft aborted its takeoff at a small Northern California airport, went off the runway and burst into flames, officials said.

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Afghanistan official: Wedding attack’s death toll rises to 80

The Islamic State (IS) militant group claimed responsibility for the attack. Mirwais Elmi Mohammadi, the 26-year-old groom whose wedding party was attacked, said he was in a complete state of disbelie

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