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Why the world is outraged by the Amazon fires

There has been a global and collective outrage following days of fires in the Amazon rain-forest, posing a threat to the world’s climate. The Amazon is the largest rainforest in the world. It is a vital carbon store helping to slow down the pace of global warming. For many around the world the forest is a symbol of a significant source of breathing air for mankind. Considered the the “lungs of the world” the Amazon is also home to about three million species of plants and animals, and one million…

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Riots continue in Brazil over World Cup

Even Brazil’s footballers condemn country’s government for spending billions on the World Cup as tens of thousands continue to protest on the streets Hulk and David Luiz among footballers to back protesters  Striker Hulk said he was tempted to join in demonstrations  Protests against cost of World Cup and poor public services continue Many Brazilians frustrated by heavy tax burdens and rising costs By ASSOCIATED PRESS and BECKY EVANS PUBLISHED: 12:03 EST, 19 June 2013 | UPDATED: 12:03 EST, 19 June 2013       0 View comments   Some of Brazil’s most famous footballers have backed the…

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