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Aug 23, 2019 05:35PM

Amazon fires: Brazil sends army to help tackle blazes

President Jair Bolsonaro orders soldiers to be sent to the region, after pressure from EU leaders.

Aug 23, 2019 03:39PM

Amazon fires lead to worldwide protests over Brazilian government inaction

Demonstrators gathered outside Brazilian embassies to protest against inaction on Amazon fires.

Aug 23, 2019 04:20PM

US-China trade war: Trump announces new retaliatory tariff hikes

The president hits back at Beijing's plans by hiking tariffs on Chinese imports by another 5%.

Aug 23, 2019 12:54PM

David Koch: Billionaire Republican donor dies aged 79

The 11th richest man in the world and his brother had a huge influence on the conservative movement.

Aug 23, 2019 04:26PM

What is the G7 summit and what does it do?

This weekend's meeting in France brings together the heads of the world's leading economies.

Aug 23, 2019 03:57PM

'First vape death in the US' recorded in Illinois

The Illinois case comes as US health officials track 149 cases of vaping-related lung illness.

Aug 23, 2019 01:24PM

Ruth Bader Ginsburg treated for cancer

The 86-year-old is the most senior liberal justice at the Supreme Court.

Aug 23, 2019 09:27PM

Boris Johnson: UK will not retreat from global community

Speaking ahead of the G7 summit, the prime minister says the UK will be an "energetic partner" after Brexit.

Aug 23, 2019 10:35AM

Jeffrey Epstein case: France launches rape inquiry

The financier, who was facing sex charges in the US when he killed himself, had a home in Paris.

Aug 23, 2019 04:31AM

Russia floating nuclear power station sets sail across Arctic

The world's first such facility begins a long voyage across the Arctic ocean to Russia's far east.

Aug 23, 2019 11:51AM

Kashmir unrest: Clashes at protest after Friday prayers

Demonstrators throw stones at police, who respond with tear gas in the restive city of Srinagar.

Aug 23, 2019 10:13AM

Ocean Viking: EU nations to take in migrants stuck near Malta

Six EU countries are to host 356 African migrants, who were stranded at sea for two weeks.

Aug 23, 2019 10:11AM

Amazon rainforest fires: Ten readers' questions answered

You had many questions about the fires burning through the Amazon. Here are some of the answers.

Aug 23, 2019 01:39PM

Why so many US 'mass shooting' arrests suddenly?

In the last three weeks, there have been 28 people arrested after threats of mass violence.

Aug 23, 2019 04:41PM

'This is very scary': Greenlanders on Trump wanting to buy their island

"He's not even talking to Greenland - he's talking to Denmark about buying Greenland."

Aug 23, 2019 04:45PM

The African American who moved to Ghana 'to escape US racism'

Ghana is encouraging African Americans to relocate to the country, which was at the heart of the slave trade.

Aug 23, 2019 04:02AM

Althea Gibson: The pioneering champion America forgot

Althea Gibson became the first black player to win a Grand Slam yet she received little recognition during her life. Why?

Aug 23, 2019 02:01PM

Retirement home for elderly pets

In Tokyo, a growing number of pet homes have opened to give elderly and sick pets the love and attention their human carers no longer can.

Aug 23, 2019 02:57PM

Jay Powell or Xi Jinping: Which chairman is Trump's enemy?

The US president asks if America's top banker or the Chinese leader is more of an economic threat.

Aug 23, 2019 04:05AM

'I will give my last drop of blood for this forest'

Members of Brazil's Mura tribe vow to defend their land, as wildfires rage in the Amazon rainforest.

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