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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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Kenya’s Main Airport Resume Domestic Flights After Fire

Segeni Ngethe/AP Photo Passengers at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport are safe and the entire facility is being evacuated, the Nairobi-based Kenya Airports Authority said in a statement on its Twitter feed today, after a fire broke out at the arrivals terminal. Kenya’s main airport resumed cargo and domestic flights and may reopen international routes tomorrow after a fire razed the arrivals terminal and shut sub-Saharan Africa’s fourth-busiest air-transport hub. State security agencies are investigating the cause of the blaze that broke out at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport at about 5 a.m.…

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