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Amazon.com, Inc., is an American multinational technology company based in Seattle, Washington, that focuses on e-commerce, cloud computing, digital streaming, and artificial intelligence. It is considered one of the Big Four technology companies along with Google, Apple, and Facebook.

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Brazilian state creates task force to protect Amazon tribe from loggers

The government of the Brazilian state of Maranhao set up a police task force on Monday to protect the Guajajara tribe from illegal loggers that killed one of its warriors in a clash over deforestation..
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Pope asks forgiveness for theft of controversial Amazon statues

Pope Francis asked for forgiveness from Amazon bishops and others at a Church assembly on Friday after conservative Catholic militants stole statues they considered pagan idols from a church and dumped..
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Amazon Expands Free Music Service [Video]Amazon Expands Free Music Service

The company made its ad-sponsored amazon music streaming tier free to iOS, Android and Amazon Fire TV users Amazon, via blog post.

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Tinie Tempah to perform free concert for Amazon's Home of Black Friday event [Video]Tinie Tempah to perform free concert for Amazon's Home of Black Friday event

Tinie Tempah is set to perform a free concert for Amazon Prime members as part of Amazon's Home of Black Friday event.

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Amazon challenges Pentagon's cloud award to Microsoft [Video]Amazon challenges Pentagon's cloud award to Microsoft

U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper on Friday rejected any suggestion of bias in a Pentagon decision to award Microsoft an up to $10 billion cloud computing contract, after Amazon announced plans to..

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Free broadband for all: UK's Labour vows to part-nationalize BT [Video]Free broadband for all: UK's Labour vows to part-nationalize BT

The UK Labour party says it will part-nationalize BT if it wins the upcoming election, as part of a plan to offer free broadband to all households. Julian Satterthwaite reports.

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Nike Halts Sales on Amazon [Video]Nike Halts Sales on Amazon

The company will no longer directly sell its sneakers or clothing on the website.

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Disney+ Will Be Available on Amazon's Fire TV [Video]Disney+ Will Be Available on Amazon's Fire TV

The service's availability comes after a deal made between The Walt Disney Company and Amazon.

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Woody Allen settles lawsuit with Amazon [Video]Woody Allen settles lawsuit with Amazon

Woody Allen has agreed to drop his $68 million dollar lawsuit against bosses at Amazon after reaching an undisclosed settlement.

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Bezos Reportedly Called Bloomberg: Asked If He Would Run For President [Video]Bezos Reportedly Called Bloomberg: Asked If He Would Run For President

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos called former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg earlier this year and asked him if he was interested in running for president, according to Recode. Bloomberg filed paperwork..

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LeBron James' life gets comic book treatment [Video]LeBron James' life gets comic book treatment

The NBA star's personal and professional life is detailed in a new glossy.

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Edward Snowden Talks About A Systematic Abuse Of The Vulnerable [Video]Edward Snowden Talks About A Systematic Abuse Of The Vulnerable

Edward Snowden said big tech firms like Amazon, Google and Facebook have abusive business models. Famously known for being a whistleblower and activist, Snowden spoke at a Web Summit technology..

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Pope Francis to consider allowing married priests in Amazon [Video]Pope Francis to consider allowing married priests in Amazon

Pope Francis is to consider allowing married men in the remote Amazon region to be ordained as priests in order to solve problems over access to Mass

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Amazon Catholic bishops propose allowing married priests [Video]Amazon Catholic bishops propose allowing married priests

Pope Francis will consider the reccommendations and report back by the end of the year.

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James Mattis: President Said To 'Screw Amazon' On Pentagon Contract [Video]James Mattis: President Said To 'Screw Amazon' On Pentagon Contract

(CNN) A new biography of former Defense Secretary James Mattis reports President Donald Trump personally got involved in who would win a major $10 billion contract to provide cloud computing services..

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Microsoft beats Amazon for Pentagon's $10 bln cloud computing contract [Video]Microsoft beats Amazon for Pentagon's $10 bln cloud computing contract

Microsoft has won the Pentagon's $10 billion cloud computing contract, the Defense Department said on Friday, beating out favorite Amazon. Mia Womersley reports

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Jeff Bezos' Net Worth Falls [Video]Jeff Bezos' Net Worth Falls

Bezos can blame his company's third quarter earnings, which came in below Wall Street's estimates and sent the company's shares tumbling. Much of Bezos' wealth is tied to Amazon's stock. He owns..

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Amazon's gloomy holiday outlook drives down shares [Video]Amazon's gloomy holiday outlook drives down shares

Amazon on Thursday forecast revenue and profit for the holiday quarter below expectations, as it faces fierce competition and rising costs from its plan to speed up delivery times globally. Lisa..

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Use artificial intelligence to create rather than to kill, says AI pioneer [Video]Use artificial intelligence to create rather than to kill, says AI pioneer

From self-driving cars to Amazon’s Alexa, artificial intelligence is already here. But some fear AI could be used to create killer robots.

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Can Amazon deliver in its second biggest market? [Video]Can Amazon deliver in its second biggest market?

A driver shortage could threaten to inflict higher costs and logistical challenges on Amazon in Germany, where subcontracted drivers complain of long hours and low pay. As Francis Maguire reports,..

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Prosus $6 bln Just Eat bid sets up food fight with Takeaway [Video]Prosus $6 bln Just Eat bid sets up food fight with Takeaway

Dutch internet conglomerate Prosus made an unsolicited $6.3 billion cash bid to buy British food delivery firm Just Eat Plc on Tuesday, using its superior financial firepower to try to scupper an all..

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Amazon founder visits Washington, DC high school [Video]Amazon founder visits Washington, DC high school

American tech giant's CEO Jeff Bezos meets with high school students as part the company's initiative to fund computer science. Rough cut (no reporter narration).

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Wall Street pressured by global growth concerns [Video]Wall Street pressured by global growth concerns

Yahaira Jacquez wraps up Friday's market action on Wall Street.

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Key earnings next week: McDonald's, Boeing, Caterpillar [Video]Key earnings next week: McDonald's, Boeing, Caterpillar

Earnings season heats up in the coming week with key quarterly results and updates from several marquee names including McDonald's, Boeing, Catepillar, Microsoft and Amazon. Conway G. Gittens has the..

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Zuckerberg says Warren as president would be bad for tech [Video]Zuckerberg says Warren as president would be bad for tech

Facebook Inc Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg told employees in July that the company would “go to the mat” to defeat Democratic candidate Elizabeth Warren’s expected effort to break up..

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Fashion chain Forever 21 files for bankruptcy [Video]Fashion chain Forever 21 files for bankruptcy

Fashion retailer Forever 21 filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy on Sunday as it joined a growing list of brick-and-mortar players who have succumbed to the onslaught of e-commerce.

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Controversial Amazon statues stolen from Rome church, dumped in river

Ultra-conservative Catholic militants admitted they stole statues they consider to be Amazon pagan idols from a church near the Vatican on Monday and dumped them from a bridge into the Tiber River.
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Germany shooting streamed on Amazon's Twitch site

Footage from shooting attacks in the German city of Halle on Wednesday was livestreamed on Amazon's video gaming platform Twitch, according to a Twitch spokeswoman.
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Poll shows Brazilian Catholics do not agree with Bolsonaro on Amazon

A majority of Brazilian Catholics believe global warming is a scientific fact and preservation of the Amazon rainforest is vital to reduce the effects of climate change, contrary to the view of..
Reuters - Published

Rains help douse Bolivian forest fires after two-month inferno

Heavy rains over recent days in the Bolivian Amazon have helped put out forest fires that have raged for two months across the land-locked South American nation, charring more than 4 million hectares..
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Rains, military response help curb fires in Brazil's Amazon in September

The number of fires in Brazil's Amazon rainforest has receded, falling 36% in September from August to well below a 20-year historic average for the month, amid improved weather conditions and..
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Amazon sued for marketing charcoal produced on land seized by Cuba in 1960s

A Florida resident is suing Amazon for marketing charcoal produced on land he says Cuba confiscated from his grandfather after the 1959 revolution, the latest in a recent slew of lawsuits regarding the..
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Brazil's Amazon chief Raoni calls on Bolsonaro to step down

Indigenous chief Raoni Metuktire, proposed for the Nobel Peace Prize, said on Wednesday his people would not leave the Amazon and called on Brazil President Jair Bolsonaro to step down, a day after the..
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In remote Amazon, indigenous married Catholics spread gospel, pray for priesthood

Just before dawn, Shainkiam Yampik beats a drum carved from a tree trunk at the start of a Roman Catholic prayer service in Wijint, a hamlet of thatched-roof huts in the heart of the Peruvian Amazon.
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Hundreds killed in Brazil's Amazon over land, resources in past decade: HRW report

A Human Rights Watch report on Tuesday found that more than 300 people have been killed over the past decade in conflicts over the use of land and resources in the Amazon, many by organized criminal..
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Brazil's Amazon chief Raoni tapped for 2020 Nobel Peace Prize nomination

A group of Brazilian anthropologists and environmentalists has put forward Chief Raoni Metuktire of the Kayapó tribe as a candidate for the 2020 Nobel Peace Prize for a lifetime of work protecting the..
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Brazil says U.S. offer for help on Amazon appears more effective

Brazil's Foreign Affairs Minister Ernesto Araújo said on Friday that the United States' offer to help in the Amazon appears to be a more effective cooperation than former European efforts in that..
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Years after nun's murder, church activists face threats in lawless Amazon

Fourteen years ago, on a dirt road near a remote settlement in northern Brazil, a gunman paid by local cattle ranchers executed a U.S. nun who had spent much of her life fighting to save the Amazon..
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'Day of Fire': Blazes ignite suspicion in Amazon town

A maverick journalist in this isolated Brazilian ranching town warned his readers last month that the surrounding Amazon was about to go up in flames.
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EU antitrust chief Vestager gets another five-year term with more powers

Europe's antitrust chief Margrethe Vestager will retain her job for another five years but with more powers to go after Facebook, Apple and Amazon and their massive hoovering up of consumer data.
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Brazil indigenous agency worker killed in remote Amazon town

Indigenist Maxciel Pereira dos Santos was murdered execution-style before members of his family in the Amazon town of Tabatinga, according to INA, a union group representing workers at Brazil's..
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Brazil deforestation rises in August, adding to Amazon fire worries

Deforestation in Brazil's Amazon rainforest rose for the fourth straight month in August from a year earlier, according to preliminary government data released on Friday, adding to concerns over fires..
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Brazil to hire short-term environmental enforcers following Amazon fires

Budget restrictions mean Brazil cannot hire more permanent environmental enforcement agents in the wake of surging Amazon fires but will contract local environmental police on a short-term basis,..
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Amazon countries sign forest pact, promising to coordinate disaster response

Seven Amazonian countries on Friday signed a pact to protect the world's largest tropical forest via disaster response coordination and satellite monitoring, amid recent fires that torched thousands of..
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Disapproval of Bolsonaro presidency jumps after Amazon crisis: poll

Brazilians saying that President Jair Bolsonaro is doing a "bad or terrible" job rose to 38% from 33% previously, in the first major poll since the government faced global outcry over its handling of..
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Brazil officials, Bolsonaro's son meet with Trump to discuss Amazon fires

Brazil's foreign minister and President Jair Bolsonaro's son met with U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday to discuss the fires ravaging the Amazon rainforest, although no concrete measures to deal..
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Bolsonaro says conversation with Merkel reaffirms Brazil sovereignty over Amazon

Brazilian President Bolsonaro said he had a productive conversation on Friday regarding fires in the Amazon with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, which reaffirmed Brazil's sovereignty over the world's..
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Why is Bolsonaro wary of foreign Amazon aid? Ask Brazil's military

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro's furious reaction to foreign criticism of his handling of Amazon fires reflects the sacred place the vast region occupies in the minds of Brazil's military, for whom..
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Brazil weighs offers from U.S. and others to help fight Amazon fires

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said on Friday he may have news later in the day on his request to U.S. President Donald Trump for help fighting the Amazon rainforest fires, as the country also..
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ADM, Bunge say not sourcing from newly deforested parts of Amazon

Grain traders Archer Daniels Midland Co and Bunge Ltd said in separate statements on Friday they do not source crops from newly deforested areas in the Amazon and are using satellite monitoring to..
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Brazil's Bolsonaro awaits news on U.S. help for Amazon

Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro said on Friday he may have news later in the day on his request to U.S. President Donald Trump for help fighting the Amazon rainforest fires, adding that he will talk..
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Amazon fires scorch Bolsonaro's reputation abroad, but not in Brazil

President Jair Bolsonaro has drawn sharp criticism on the international stage from European leaders and environmental groups for his handling of wildfires raging in the Amazon, but at home few..
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Corporate fallout for Brazil heats up despite signs Amazon fires may be slowing

Fires in Brazil's Amazon rainforest have receded slightly since President Jair Bolsonaro sent in the military to help battle the blazes, but international fallout accelerated as a major shoemaker said..
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Owner of Timberland, Vans stops buying Brazilian leather as Amazon burns

The U.S. parent company of apparel and shoe brands Timberland, Vans and the North Face will no longer buy Brazilian leather, it said on Thursday, as surging forest fires in the Amazon raise questions..
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Brazil looks to neighbors for Amazon support, defends record

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said on Wednesday he would meet with other South American countries to set common policy for defending the Amazon rain forest, while his foreign minister told Reuters..
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Fish farmer Mowi could halt Brazil soy imports over Amazon fires

Mowi ASA , the world's largest salmon producer, could stop buying Brazilian soy for its fish farms unless the South American country curbs Amazon deforestation, the Norwegian company said on Wednesday.
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Brazil announces South American meeting on Amazon, takes Chile's help

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said on Wednesday that South American countries would meet to determine a common policy in defense of the Amazon rainforest, and took another swipe at France for an..
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Exclusive: As fires race through Amazon, Brazil's Bolsonaro weakens environment agency

As the world recoils at the sight of fires ravaging Brazil's Amazon jungle, the nation's far-right government is undermining the agency charged with protecting the rainforest, Reuters has learned from..
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Brazil says open to aid for Amazon fires, but will decide how it's used

Brazil said on Tuesday it was ready to accept foreign aid to help fight fires in the Amazon but only if it could determine how it was spent, in an apparent attempt to smooth over a public spat between..
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Brazil welcomes help to fight forest fires, will decide how to use it

The Brazilian government said on Tuesday that it welcomed all foreign aid from organizations or countries to help fight the forest fires in the Amazon, as long as it could decide how to use the..
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Brazil's neighbors call for meeting and Amazon pact as fires rage

Peru and Colombia called on Tuesday on fellow Amazonian countries to attend a presidential meeting next month on the forest fires raging in Brazil and Bolivia and to forge a pact to protect the world's..
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Macron must take back 'insults' for Brazil to accept G7 Amazon aid: Bolsonaro

Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro said on Tuesday he wants French President Emmanuel Macron to withdraw the "insults" made against him before he considers accepting a $20 million offer from the G7..
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Brazil's Bolsonaro thanks Trump for support amid Amazon fires crisis

Brazil President Jair Bolsonaro on Tuesday thanked U.S. President Donald Trump for his support over the issue of Amazon wildfires, as the far-right Brazilian government sought to find a way out of the..
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Brazil to only accept G7 Amazon aid if Macron withdraws 'insults'

Brazil President Jair Bolsonaro said on Tuesday he wants French President Emmanuel Macron to retract "insults" against him before he considers accepting aid from the Group of Seven nations who offered..
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Brazil to reject G7 offer of aid to fight Amazon fires: G1

Brazil will reject an offer of at least $20 million from the Group of Seven wealthy nations to help fight the fires sweeping through the Amazon rainforest, website G1 reported presidential chief of..
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Rain will not extinguish Amazon fires for weeks, weather experts say

Weak rainfall is unlikely to extinguish a record number of fires raging in Brazil's Amazon anytime soon, with pockets of precipitation through Sept. 10 expected to bring only isolated relief, according..
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The Amazon fires are still raging. Here's what you can do to help.

#PrayForAmazonia has been trending on social media for the last week, but many say it's action - both from governments and individuals - that will really bring change.
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Scott Morrison says Australia will leave Amazon firefighting to others

PM Scott Morrison says Australia is keeping an eye on efforts to fight wildfires in the Amazon but needs its bushfire resources at home over the summer.
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Brazil tells ambassadors no time off due to Amazon fires

Brazil's Foreign Ministry on Monday ordered its ambassadors in Europe and other G7 countries not to take vacation for the next two weeks in order to coordinate a diplomatic response to global concerns..
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Canada says it will send water bombers to help fight Amazon fires

Canada will send water bombers to Brazil to help fight wildfires in the Amazon jungle and is also contributing C$15 million ($11.30 million) in aid, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Monday at the..
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Don't treat Amazon like a 'colony', says Brazil's Bolsonaro

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said on Monday the idea of creating an international alliance to save the Amazon rainforest would be treating Brazil like "a colony or no man's land," calling it an..
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G7 leaders near deal to provide $20 million to tackle Amazon fires

The leaders of the group of seven nations are close to agreeing a deal to provide $20 million in emergency help to stop the Amazon forest fires, a French presidential source said.
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Leonardo DiCaprio's Earth Alliance just pledged $7 million to preserve the Amazon

The Earth Alliance environmental foundation, backed by Hollywood actor Leonardo DiCaprio, has pledged more than $7 million in aid to help repair the fire-ravaged Amazon.
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Leonardo DiCaprio-backed climate change fund pledges $5 million to Amazon fires

The Earth Alliance environmental foundation, backed by Hollywood actor Leonardo DiCaprio, has pledged more than $AU7 million in aid to help repair the fire-ravaged Amazon.
SBS - Published

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