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Amazon: Pope Francis calls on world to join forces to extinguish fires

Pope Francis on Sunday called on nations around the world to unite to extinguish wildfires in the Amazon jungle, saying the region is important for the safety of the planet. "We are all worried about the huge fires that broke out...

Thousands of Brazilians take to the streets against government on Amazon forest fires

Thousands of Brazilians took to the streets of the country's largest city to express their dissatisfaction with leftist President Jaire Bolsonaro and his government against the backdrop of widespread fires devouring the Amazon jungle, accusing their president of "lying". For...

Azevedo: America does not provide concrete assistance to fight Amazon fires

Brazilian Defense Minister Fernando Azevedo said on Saturday that the United States is not providing tangible support to fight forest fires despite President Donald Trump's loose offer of assistance. Azevedo told reporters at a press conference that there had been...

NASA: Amazon forest fires increase carbon monoxide in the atmosphere

NASA has revealed a moving picture that highlights the alarming increase in carbon monoxide in the atmosphere as a result of fires in the Amazon jungle. The levels of polluted gas up to 18,000 feet above the ground to 160...

Iran may release Swedish owned British tanker Stena Impero soon

Stockholm has obtained "very strong indications" that the British oil tanker Stena Impero, which was seized by Iran last month in the Strait of Hormuz, will be released soon, Swedish TV reported on Thursday, quoting Swedish Foreign Ministry sources....

Saudi Arabian new passport rules comes into force

Saudi Arabia has begun enforcing regulations that allow women over the age of 21 to apply for a passport and travel abroad without the consent of a male guardian, from August 20. The policy change, announced earlier this month, aims...

Houthi drones attack Saudi Arabia’s Shaybah oil field

A drone strike launched by a Houthi Yemeni rebels on an oil field in eastern Saudi Arabia Saturday ignited a fire at a gas plant but did not affect oil production, Saudi Aramco said. A Houthi military spokesman said the...

Thousands of women demonstrate in Mexico to protest against police brutality

Thousands of women protested in New Mexico City after police officers raped underage girls. The women organized the demonstration under the slogan "They do not protect me, they rape me" and began peaceful and then turned into confrontations when some...

Scientists find plastic materials in the floating ice of Arctic Ocean

Plastics have been polluting water, the deep sea, and even distant parts of the Arctic. Scientists have recently found plastic concentrations in floating ice in the Fram Strait, a corridor that links the frozen Arctic Ocean to the rest...

‘Nora will always be in our hearts’, Mother broke out with tears

"Nora will always be in our hearts," said Nora Anne Quoirin's family in a statement on her Facebook page here Wednesday. The family also thanked the search and rescue team for trying their best. They also thanked billions of the...
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Trump and Macron to meet journalists after G-7 summit today

President Donald Trump will attend a news conference with French President Emmanuel Macron on Monday at the end of the Group of Seven summit...

Malaysian Prime Minister: Special incentives planned to infrastructure investment and technology-based tourism

Malaysian Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad said special incentives are being planned to attract infrastructure investment and technology-based tourism for the sector. The Prime Minister...

Hong Kong: China warns intervention if protest escalates

Hong Kong: China sent its strongest warning so far to use its troops on the streets of the the region where Beijing said protests...

Hezbollah warns Israel to be ready for reaction

Hezbollah have warned Israeli troops to be ready for reaction after the Zionist regime launched a drone attack on the Lebanese capital. Hezbollah movement leader...