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September 20, 2020
Amazon land grabbers assail ecotourism paradise in Brazil
Brazil’s Alter do Chao, a sleepy village that blends rainforest and beaches, bet on tourism and scored big. Visitors flocked ...
September 17, 2020
Amazon Indigenous group patrols to expel invading loggers
A bit after sunrise, dozens of Indigenous Tembé men began preparing for the important day ahead. They danced, chanted and ...
September 05, 2020
Brazil leader rapped for stirring doubt on COVID-19 vaccine
Critics of Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro are again speaking out against the leader’s stance on the coronavirus pandemic, ...
August 28, 2020
AP finds Brazil's plan to protect Amazon has opposite effect
In May, facing urgent international demands for action after a string of massive wildfires in the Amazon, Brazilian President ...
August 26, 2020
The Latest: SKorea urges striking doctors to return to work
SEOUL, South Korea -- Health officials in South Korea called on thousands of striking doctors to return to work as the ...
August 19, 2020
Amazon continues to burn in 2020 despite promises to save it
A year ago this month, the forest around the town of Novo Progresso erupted into flames — the first major blazes in the ...
August 17, 2020
The Latest: Coronavirus slams Japan's economy
TOKYO — Japan’s economy shrank at annual rate of 27.8% in April-June, the worst contraction on record, as the coronavirus ...
August 13, 2020
The Latest: Seattle schools to start with remote teaching
SEATTLE — The Seattle school board has voted unanimously to begin the academic year with remote teaching only. The Seattle ...
August 12, 2020
Worldwide virus cases top 20 million, doubling in six weeks
It took six months for the world to reach 10 million confirmed cases of the coronavirus. It took just over six weeks for that ...
August 06, 2020
The Latest: Australia pledges $1.4M for Beirut relief effort
The Latest on the explosion in Beirut (all times local): 6 a.m. Thursday The Australian government has pledged an initial 2 ...
August 01, 2020
Facebook bows to Brazil judge, blocks 12 accounts worldwide
Facebook announced Saturday it has obeyed a Brazilian judge's order for a worldwide block on the accounts of 12 of President ...
July 31, 2020
First Bolsonaro trip since recovery aims at opponents' votes
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro on Thursday took his first trip since recovering from COVID-19, ignoring social distancing ...
July 26, 2020
The Latest: Ga. Democratic Senate candidate's wife has virus
ATLANTA -- Georgia Democratic Senate candidate Jon Ossoff says he's in isolation with his wife, who contracted COVID-19.
July 25, 2020
Thousands of families evicted in Sao Paulo amid pandemic
Jussara de Jesus never thought that her family would live in a shack. But work as a hairdresser dried for up after the novel ...
July 23, 2020
In struggle against pandemic, populist leaders fare poorly
The countries that top the rankings of COVID-19 deaths globally are not the poorest, the richest or even the most densely ...
July 23, 2020
The Latest: Masks compulsory in Australia's 2nd biggest city
MELBOURNE, Australia — Wearing masks became compulsory in Australia’s second-largest city of Melbourne on Thursday as ...
July 22, 2020
The Latest: Nepal ends 120 days of coronavirus lockdown
KATHMANDU, Nepal — Nepal’s government has ended a lockdown 120 days after it was imposed to control the spread of coronavirus
July 21, 2020
The Latest: SKorea's new virus cases bounce back after drop
SEOUL, South Korea __ South Korea’s new virus cases have bounced back to above 40, a day after it reported its smallest daily ...
July 17, 2020
Brazil tops 2 million coronavirus cases, with 76,000 dead
A thousand deaths a day. Since late May, three months after Brazil's first reported case of the coronavirus, it has recorded ...
July 14, 2020
WHO boss slams 'mixed messages' from leaders on coronavirus
The World Health Organization's chief on Monday slammed some government leaders for eroding public trust by sending mixed ...
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