Firefighters continue their duties at Rio hospital | AFP

Firefighters continue working after a fire erupted in a hospital in the Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro, leaving at least 10 people dead and forcing medical staff and desperate relatives to rescue patients from the smoke-filled wards.

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Pompeo: US-Brazil have entered a new important era

Secretary of State Pompeo met with his visiting Brazilian counterpart Foreign Minister Ernesto Araujo at the State Department Friday. The two made statements to the press confirming the strategic partnerships between the two nations. (Sept. 13)

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Firefighters struggle to contain Amazon fire

Firefighters in the Brazilian state of Rondonia struggled to contain a fast-moving fire near a national forest reserve as uncertainty loomed over whether Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro would accept international aid to help fight the wildfire. (Aug. 27)

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Brazil’s Bolsonaro hits back at France’s Macron over Amazon | AFP

The worsening crisis in the Amazon in Brazil has fueled a row between Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro and his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron, who has been piling pressure on the Brazilian leader to do more to protect the forest. of the tweet

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Protest outside French embassy in Brasilia | AFP

Around 40 supporters of Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro protest against French Emmanuel Macron outside French embassy in Brasilia, after Macron has accused Bolsonaro of lying over Brazil’s stance on climate change. IMAGES

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London: Climate activists protest inaction on Amazon deforestation and fires | AFP

Climate change activists with the Extinction Rebellion group protest outside the Brazilian embassy in London to denounce the inaction of Jair Bolsonaro’s government on Amazon deforestation and on fighting the fires ravaging the rainforest for weeks. Official figures show nearly 73,000 forest fires were recorded in Brazil in the first eight months of the year — the highest number for any year since 2013. Most were in the Amazon. IMAGES

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Here’s the latest for Thursday, August 22nd: Amnesty International, Brazilian president at odds over Amazon rainforest fires; Pompeo on Canadians detained in China; Youth in Hong Kong take to the streets; Arrests in Spain exotic animal smuggling.

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Police kill armed man who held bus hostage in Rio

Brazilian authorities say an armed man who took dozens of hostages on a bus in Rio de Janeiro was shot dead by police following a four-hour standoff on Tuesday. (Aug. 20)

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Police on the scene of Brazil bus hijacking in Rio de Janeiro | AFP

Brazilian authorities are on the scene near where a gunman held a busload of passengers hostage in Rio de Janeiro and was later shot dead by police, officials said, ending the hours-long hijacking. IMAGES

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