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Amazon fires: Fines for environmental crimes drop under Bolsonaro

Media playback is unsupported on your device The record number of fires in Brazil's Amazon rainforest has coincided with a sharp drop in fines for environmental violations, BBC analysis has found.Officia

Amazon fires: Brazil threatened over EU trade deal

Media playback is unsupported on your device France and Ireland say they will not ratify a huge trade deal with South American nations unless Brazil does more to fight fires in the Amazon.French leader E

Amazon fires: Bolsonaro says Brazil cannot fight them

Media playback is unsupported on your device Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has said his government lacks the resources to fight the record number of fires in the Amazon.And he again suggested that n

Greenland: Trump criticises ‘nasty’ Denmark over cancelled visit

Media playback is unsupported on your device US President Donald Trump has called the Danish leader "nasty" after she rebuffed his idea of buying Greenland.He lashed out hours after Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen s

Italy government crisis: PM Conte to quit amid coalition row

After a blistering attack on coalition partner Matteo Salvini, Italy's Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte has said he will tender his resignation.Mr Conte said Mr Salvini had been "irresponsible

Syrian civil war: ‘Three killed’ in attack on Turkish convoy

A Syrian government air strike aiming to stop a Turkish convoy reaching a rebel-held town in northern Syria has killed three civilians, Turkey alleges.Another 12 people were injured in the

Hong Kong protests: Huge crowds rally peacefully

Media playback is unsupported on your device Hundreds of thousands have held another day of pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong, amid increasingly severe warnings by Beijing.Activists and police have cla

Sudan conflict: Army and civilians seal power-sharing deal

Media playback is unsupported on your device Sudan's ruling military council and civilian opposition alliance have signed a landmark power-sharing deal. The agreement ushers in a new governing council, i

North Korea snubs peace talks with South Korea over war drills

North Korea has rejected any further talks with South Korea, calling its decision "completely the fault of South Korea's actions".It issued a statement in response to a speech by South Kore

Israel bars Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib from visiting

Israel is blocking two US Democratic lawmakers and prominent critics of Israel from visiting.Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib were due to visit the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem next we

China describes Hong Kong protests as ‘near terrorism’

China has condemned violent clashes in the Hong Kong protests as "behaviour that is close to terrorism" - in a sign of its rhetoric hardening.After days of peaceful protests at Hong Kong In

Hong Kong protests cripple airport for second day

Media playback is unsupported on your device Flight check-in has been suspended at Hong Kong International Airport for a second consecutive day because of anti-government protests.The airport, which is o

Trump targets legal migrants who get food aid

US President Donald Trump's administration is to make it more difficult for poorer legal migrants to extend their visas or gain permanent resident status (a green card).The rule targets mig

Norway mosque shooting probed as terror act

Media playback is unsupported on your device A shooting at a mosque in Norway is being investigated as a possible act of terrorism, police say. A gunman opened fire on the Al-Noor Islamic Centre, on the

Jeffrey Epstein: Financier found dead in New York prison cell

US financier Jeffrey Epstein has been found dead in his prison cell while awaiting trial on sex trafficking charges.His body was discovered at 06:30 local time (10:30 GMT) on Saturday at a

Hong Kong: China bans Cathay Pacific staff seen to support protests

China has ordered the Hong Kong-based airline Cathay Pacific to suspend any staff who support pro-democracy protests in the territory. Beijing's demand coincided with a peaceful rally at

Kyrgyzstan’s ex-president arrested after raids on home

Media playback is unsupported on your device Kyrgyzstan's security forces have arrested former President Almazbek Atambayev after a botched raid on his property overnight resulted in the death of one off

President Trump visits mass shooting sites amid criticism

Media playback is unsupported on your device Donald Trump has arrived in Dayton, Ohio, at the start of a visit to the sites of two mass shootings at the weekend which left 31 people dead.He will travel o

Toni Morrison: Nobel Prize-winning author dies

The Nobel Prize-winning US author Toni Morrison has died at the age of 88.The Morrison family confirmed "with profound sadness" that Morrison had died "following a short illness".The author

Article 370: India strips disputed Kashmir of special status

India's government has revoked part of the constitution that gives Indian-administered Kashmir special status, in an unprecedented move likely to spark unrest.Article 370 is sensitive becau

Texas Walmart shooting: El Paso attack ‘appears to be hate crime’

Media playback is unsupported on your device A shooting at a supermarket in the US state of Texas that left 20 dead could have been a hate crime, officials say.A 21-year-old white man was arrested at the

Russia protests: Hundreds detained during unauthorised demonstration

Media playback is unsupported on your device Russian opposition leader Lyubov Sobol is among more than 600 people detained over an unauthorised protest in Moscow.Ms Sobol was in a taxi about to set off for the rally

INF nuclear treaty: Nato ‘to avoid arms race’ after US-Russia pact ends

Nato will aim to avoid a new arms race with Russia, its secretary general says, after the US formally withdrew from a key nuclear treaty with Moscow.Both Jens Stoltenberg and US Secretary o

Ebola crisis: Rwanda shuts border with DR Congo to stop spread of virus

Media playback is unsupported on your device Rwanda has restricted movement across its border with the DR Congo, where an Ebola outbreak has killed more than 1,800 people in the past year.Parts of the border were clo

Israel backs West Bank homes for settlers and Palestinians

Israel has approved the construction of 6,000 new homes for Jewish settlers and 700 homes for Palestinians in the occupied West Bank.The decision about new homes in settlements further exte