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Amazon burning: Brazil reports record forest fires

The Amazon is often referred to as the lungs of our planet because it is a major absorber of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere.

Eid al-Adha 2019: Here’s how Muslims around the world are celebrating the festival

Eid al-Adha, also called the festival of sacrifice, is being celebrated on Monday. Also known as Bakrid, the festival commemorates the readiness of Ibrahim (Abraham) to sacrifice his son in order to prove his obedience to Allah.

Europe, US melt under heat wave as Greenland sees massive ice melt

Temperature records that had stood for decades or even just hours fell minute by minute in July and Europeans and tourists alike jumped into fountains, lakes, rivers or the sea to escape a suffocating heat wave rising up from the Sahara.

Chernobyl encourages curious tourists to visit Lithuania

Tourists who come to Lithuania to see the locations, first visit the KGB museum in downtown Vilnius where interrogation scenes were shot. They are taken to a Soviet-era district of gray condos built in the mid-1980s that look somewhat like Pripyat, a nuclear city that served the Chernobyl plant.

Ebola’s life and death struggle in eastern Congo

Health experts agree the experimental Ebola vaccine has saved multitudes in Congo, but after nearly a year and some 171,000 doses given, the epidemic shows few signs of waning - over 1700 have died from the disease.

Hot, hotter, hottest: Western Europe braces for record temperatures

Climate scientists warn this could become the new normal. But temperate Europe - where air conditioning is rare - isn't equipped for the kind of temperatures frying the region this week.

Boris Johnson’s journey from journalist to UK PM

Johnson is admired by many Conservatives for his ability to connect with voters, but others mistrust him for his long record of misleading and false statements, verbal blunders and erratic performance.

Clashes involving Hong Kong’s protest movement grow violent

While the demonstrations have been largely peaceful, some confrontations between police and protesters have turned violent. Later, police threw tear gas canisters at protesters to try to disperse them.

Rebuilding Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris

Three months after the devastating fire that wrecked the 850-year-old jewel of Paris and triggered a global outpouring of grief, France’s Parliament voted Tuesday in favour of a law to restore the damaged roof of Notre Dame Cathedral.

Protestors, police clash after Bastille Day parade

Flags of the 10 European countries that are in a joint military pact spearheaded by Macron last year led contingents of French and foreign armed forces from the Arc de Triomphe down the Champs-Elysees avenue.

Lights for Liberty: Thousands protest Trump immigration policies in Chicago

The protesters at Saturday's march belted chants critical of President Donald Trump and the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency. Many of them carried placards with messages including "No kids in cages" and "Abolish ICE."

No lights in big city: New York goes dark as fire causes blackout in Manhattan

A big cheer went up among Upper West Side residents when power flickered back on at about 10:30 p.m. For hours before that, doormen stood with flashlights in the darkened entrances of upscale apartment buildings along Central Park West.

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