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Bolsonaro says Brazil lacks resources to fight Amazon fires

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SAO PAULO (Reuters) – The Brazilian government lacks the resources to fight a record number of wildfires burning in the Amazon rainforest, President Jair Bolsonaro said on Thursday, weeks after telling donors he did not need their money. An aerial view shows a deforested plot of the Amazon near Porto Velho, Rondonia State, Brazil, Brazil Read More

Hong Kong protesters raise £1.5m in a day to fund global ad campaign

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By Rowland Manthorpe, technology correspondent A crowdfunding campaign launched by protesters in Hong Kong has raised more than £1.5m in less than 24 hours. Organisers say it will be used to raise awareness of the protests in the UK and the US. The campaign, which was started on 11 August, has raised $1,908,980 (£1,580,635) – Read More

U.S. Democratic candidates demonize oil industry

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By Ari Natter on 8/7/2019 WASHINGTON D.C. (Bloomberg) –Bernie Sanders says the industry is a criminal enterprise. Joe Biden is vowing to take action against it. Other candidates are competing to say who will wean America from its products the soonest. The fossil fuel industry is squarely in the cross hairs of Democrats running for Read More

China’s ban on US agriculture hurts American farmers & Trump’s re-election bid

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The loss of China as the fourth largest market for US agricultural exports has put the already weakened sector in danger of further decline, experts warn, despite billions in federal aid already paid and more promised. Chinese companies have stopped buying US agricultural goods, the Commerce Ministry announced on Monday. While farming exports are not Read More

Bangladesh facing worst dengue fever outbreak in its history, 1,000 people diagnosed in under 1 day

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Hospitals are overflowing and social media is filled with pleas for blood donors as 1,000 people, the majority of whom are children, have been diagnosed with dengue fever in the past 24 hours in a historic outbreak in Bangladesh. Official figures state that eight people have died as a result of infection since January, though Read More

Networks invite Democratic presidential candidates to climate change town halls

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FILE PHOTO – Students hold banners and placards during a demonstration against climate change in New York, U.S., March 15, 2019. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. cable networks CNN and MSNBC have invited Democratic presidential candidates to participate in televised town hall events in September focused on climate change after activists and some candidates Read More

Zelensky’s party just defeated Ukraine’s pro-war elite. Have they the guts to make peace in Donbass?

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​Volodymyr Zelensky’s party defeated the old nationalist elite in Sunday’s vote, but there are reasons to question whether Ukraine’s new president will push for reform and make peace in Donbass, a top political analyst told RT. ​Zelensky’s Servant of the People party won more than 42 percent of the vote in last weekend’s parliamentary elections, Read More

Monsoon flooding forces thousands from their homes in Myanmar

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YANGON (Reuters) – Days of heavy monsoon rain and dangerously high river levels in Myanmar have forced more than 18,000 people from their homes and flooded at least one camp for people displaced by recent fighting, authorities and a politician said on Monday. Four towns along the Ayeyarwady and Chindwin rivers were in danger of Read More

United Nations chief calls for more support for cyclone-hit Mozambique

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FILE PHOTO: A child is transported on a fridge during floods after Cyclone Idai, in Buzi, outside Beira, Mozambique, March 21, 2019. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko MAPUTO (Reuters) – U.N. Secretary General Antonio Guterres on Thursday called on the international community to provide more aid to Mozambique, where two cyclones spurred by climate change killed hundreds and Read More

Quick on pledges, slow on cash: France’s mega rich in no hurry with promised donations to Notre Dame

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Only €38 million of the promised €850 million have been received so far for the reconstruction of the fire-damaged Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, the city’s Catholic archbishop of Michel Aupetit has said. This is less than five percent of the amount promised. Aupetit told Radio France Internationale he remains confident that more money will Read More