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Drones fly to rescue of Amazon wildlife

A hoarse sound abruptly wakes visitors staying at a floating house that serves as a base for environmentalists on the Jaraua river in the Amazon rainforest.
August 16, 2018
The death toll from floods in India's tourist hotspot of Kerala increased to 77 on Thursday, as torrential rainfall threatened new areas, officials told AFP.
August 16, 2018
Gunmen launched an attack on an intelligence training centre in Kabul early Thursday, officials said, just a day after a suicide bomber killed dozens of students in the war-weary city.
August 16, 2018
As dry conditions and high temperatures persist, there are growing concerns about the spring and summer crops that will be harvested later this year.
August 12, 2018
A 12-year-old boy is the sole survivor of a plane crash that killed eight people in mountainous eastern Indonesia, authorities said Sunday.
August 12, 2018
A South Carolina company plans to lay off most of its workers because of the tariff war that President Trump has initiated with China.
August 09, 2018
Life at the Komik monastery, which is over 500 years old, has been affected by climate change and varying levels of snowfall.
August 07, 2018
A wave of US sanctions kicks in against Iran on Tuesday, cementing Washington's hard line against Tehran after President Donald Trump pulled out of the 2015 nuclear pact.
August 06, 2018
The Gilis are three coral-fringed tropical islands popular with backpackers and divers, a few kilometres off the northwest coast of the larger Lombok island.
August 06, 2018
Ninety-five percent of the world's lemur population is "on the brink of extinction," making them the most endangered primates on Earth, a leading conservation group said.
August 02, 2018
Evacuation orders are still in place across Bago, Karen, Mon and Taninthari provinces with 36 dams and reservoirs overflowing, according to state media.
August 02, 2018
Hundreds of commuters and holidaymakers were evacuated from one of Paris' busiest metro lines on Tuesday evening after a power failure halted the driverless trains.
August 01, 2018
Canadian armed forces officially launched their peacekeeping mission in restive northern Mali Tuesday, marking Ottawa's return to the blue helmets after more than a decade.
August 01, 2018
At least 85 people were injured after an Aeromexico flight crashed on takeoff during a heavy hail storm in northern Mexico, engulfing the plane in flames, officials said.
August 01, 2018
The US imposed 25 percent tariffs on $34 billion of Chinese products earlier this month, with plans to add another $16 billion of imports on Tuesday.
August 01, 2018
The scientists say their findings could have implications for astrobiology and cryomedicine.
July 30, 2018
Spain said Saturday it had rescued more than 1,200 migrants from the sea in two days as the country's interior minister called for a European-wide solution to illegal immigration.
July 29, 2018
USDA said it would use a Depression-era farm support fund to make direct payments to producers of soybeans, sorghum, corn, wheat, cotton, dairy and hogs.
July 29, 2018
A powerful 6.4-magnitude earthquake struck the popular Indonesian tourist destination Lombok Sunday, killing at least 10 people and injuring dozens more, officials said.
July 29, 2018
More than 300 firefighters, five aircraft and two helicopters have been mobilised to fight the fires in Greece
July 24, 2018
In the week to Sunday at least 65 people died of heat stroke while 22,647 people were hospitalised, the Fire and Disaster Management Agency said in a statement.
July 24, 2018
Britain will only pay its EU divorce bill if the bloc agrees the framework for a future trade deal, the new Brexit Secretary warned in an interview published Sunday.
July 22, 2018
Flash floods in Vietnam have now claimed at least 19 lives, the government said Sunday, as residents in affected areas sought safety in higher ground.
July 22, 2018
Loss of coral reefs around the world would double the damage from coastal flooding, and triple the destruction caused by storm surges, researchers said Tuesday.
June 13, 2018
The US stations around 30,000 troops in security ally South Korea to protect it from its neighbour, which invaded in 1950 in an attempt to reunify the peninsula by force.
June 13, 2018
The United Nations aid chief raised alarm Tuesday over a worsening food crisis in the Sahel region that has sent malnutrition rates skyrocketing to their worst level since 2012.
June 13, 2018
The first step to end decades of hostilities since the Korean War has been made, Joongang said.
June 13, 2018
Pledges worth nearly $3 billion dollars to help vulnerable women and girls, including refugees, get an education were announced at a G7 summit on Saturday.
June 10, 2018
Britain's royal patriarch Prince Philip, turns 97 on Sunday, his first birthday since retiring after a lifetime of public service.
June 10, 2018
Under the conservative Kurz, Austria has strived to act as a mediator between Russia and the West.
June 10, 2018