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Brazil grants permit to pave highway through heart of Amazon rainforest

SAO PAULO, July 28 (Reuters) – Brazil’s environmental authority granted its first permit on Thursday to pave a major highway through the middle of the Amazon rainforest, the infrastructure minister said, in a move that threatens to increase deforestation. Right-wing President Jair Bolsonaro on the campaign trail had promised to repave the road, dubbed BR-319, …

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Al-Shabaab group in Somalia carries out rare attack near Ethiopian border

MOGADISHU, July 21 (Reuters) – Militants from Somali Islamist group al-Shabaab attacked two villages near the border with Ethiopia, killing 17 people, including three civilians and Ethiopian police officers on Somali territory, while 63 of its fighters were killed, an Ethiopian security commander at the scene said. The rare attack in the border area took …

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Britain sizzles on hottest day on record with temperatures reaching 40C

Temperature reaches record 40C across the country Train services canceled due to the heat Heat wave draws attention to climate change promises LONDON, July 19 (Reuters) – Britain registered its hottest day on record on Tuesday, with temperatures exceeding 40C (104F) as a heat wave gripping Europe forced train tracks to buckle and sparked fires …

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France fights huge forest fires, Great Britain records highest temperature ever

Wildfires burn forests in Gironde, Southwest France UK temperatures exceed 40C for the first time Germany, Belgium brace for possible record temperatures More than 30 wildfires devastate parts of Spain LONDON/PARIS July 19 (Reuters) – Firefighters in southwestern France battled it out on Tuesday to contain massive wildfires and Britain recorded its highest temperature ever …

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Israel sells the port of Haifa to Adani Ports in India and Gadot in Israel for $1.2 billion

A dock worker uses his cell phone while resting next to a cargo ship docked in the port of Haifa, Israel, on Aug. 8, 2021. Photo taken August 8, 2021. REUTERS/Nir Elias Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register JERUSALEM, July 14 (Reuters) – Israel said Thursday it will sell Haifa Port, a …

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China says it ‘expelled’ US destroyer sailing near disputed islands

The Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Benfold (DDG 65), forward deployed in the US 7th Fleet Operations Area, conducts ongoing operations in the South China Sea, in this photo, released July 13, 2022. US Navy/ Handout via REUTERS Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register BEIJING, July 13 (Reuters) – A US …

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United Arab Emirates EXCLUSIVE to run Kabul airport in deal with Taliban, sources say

Taliban members stand on the runway of the international airport in Kabul, Afghanistan, Sept. 9, 2021. WANA (West Asia News Agency) via REUTERS EDITORIAL ATTENTION – THIS IMAGE IS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY./File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register UAE poised to beat rival Qatar-Turkey joint bid Taliban officials visited …

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In China’s Shenzhen, nostalgia for the old days of Hong Kong culture persists

SHENZHEN, China, July 7 (Reuters) – A trip to glamorous Hong Kong was a distant dream for most mainlanders in the mid-1990s, but for schoolgirl Tracey Chen in Shenzhen’s southern boomtown, it was just a lunchtime stroll . As Hong Kong loses its autonomy after 25 years of Chinese rule, Chen is one of many …

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Floods in Australia worsen as thousands of people flee Sydney’s homes

Rains likely to abate soon in Sydney, head north 50,000 residents of NSW to be evacuated Some places get a year of rain in three days SYDNEY, July 5 (Reuters) – Torrential rain continued to plague Australia’s east coast on Tuesday, exacerbating Sydney’s flood crisis as thousands more residents were ordered to evacuate their homes …

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Rescue teams scan mountains for missing people after Italian glacier collapse

CANAZEI, Italy, July 4 (Reuters) – Helicopter crews and drones flew over the Italian Alps on Monday in search of 13 people missing after part of a mountain glacier collapsed, killing at least seven people in a disaster experts linked to rising temperatures have caused . Much of Italy has suffered an early summer heat …

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