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Fire damages Pattaya's popular night club; no casualties reported
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Fire damages Pattaya's popular night club; no casualties reported

The fire, which began in the Nashaa Club, spread to several adjoining structures on the city’s famous Walking Street

World Environment Day: Data shows the world has lost a Switzerland-size area of primary rainforest in 2019
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World Environment Day: Data shows the world has lost a Switzerland-size area of primary rainforest in 2019

In order to stop deforestation, researchers say emphasis must be placed on changing the incentives driving forest loss on a domestic, local level.

Australia declares state of emergency for capital city of Canberra as strong winds, rising temperatures threaten to fan bushfires
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Australia declares state of emergency for capital city of Canberra as strong winds, rising temperatures threaten to fan bushfires

Australian officials declared a state of emergency for the capital city of Canberra and surrounding regions, as soaring temperatures and strong winds threatened to propel a large bushfire beyond the control of firefighters.

Australia Day 2020: Raging bushfires take centrestage as thousands pay tribute to firefighters at parade
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Australia Day 2020: Raging bushfires take centrestage as thousands pay tribute to firefighters at parade

Australia Day celebrations on Sunday saw thousands of people flock to beaches and music festivals, but festivities were clouded by the tragedy of bushfires which have killed 33 and destroyed hundreds of homes.

Health warning in Melbourne, air quality down to 'hazardous' due to Australia's bushfires
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Health warning in Melbourne, air quality down to 'hazardous' due to Australia's bushfires

Health warnings were issued after a thick haze from the bushfires in Victoria descended on Melbourne.

Australia commits $1.4 bn towards wildfire recovery, pledges to pay 'whatever it takes' to help communities recover from bushfire
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Australia commits $1.4 bn towards wildfire recovery, pledges to pay 'whatever it takes' to help communities recover from bushfire

Australia's government on Monday said it was willing to pay 'whatever it takes' to help communities recover from deadly wildfires that have ravaged the country

Australia bushfires: Cooler weather brings relief, but 64 of 150 fires remain uncontrolled; 24 dead, 2,000 homes destroyed
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Australia bushfires: Cooler weather brings relief, but 64 of 150 fires remain uncontrolled; 24 dead, 2,000 homes destroyed

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison defended his leadership and his government's record on climate change Sunday as milder temperatures brought hope of a respite from wildfires that have ravaged three states, claiming 24 lives and destroying almost 2,000 homes.

Australian prime minister Scott Morrison cancels official trips to India, Japan amid bushfire emergency in country
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Australian prime minister Scott Morrison cancels official trips to India, Japan amid bushfire emergency in country

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has cancelled official trips to India and Japan that were scheduled for the second half of January as he battles a bushfire emergency at home

'Millions of sparks': Bushfires raging across Australia prompt govt to conduct evacuations as authorities predict blaze may worsen with strong winds
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'Millions of sparks': Bushfires raging across Australia prompt govt to conduct evacuations as authorities predict blaze may worsen with strong winds

Wildfires raging across Australia have prompted one of the largest evacuations in the country's history as what is already the worst season on record is likely to become even more devastating due to hot weather and strong winds

Nature and forests through 2019: The year of uncontrollable rain forests fires all over the world
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Nature and forests through 2019: The year of uncontrollable rain forests fires all over the world

2019 closed out a “lost decade” for the world’s tropical forests, with surging deforestation from Brazil to the Congo Basin.

Amazon fires in Brazil are causing glaciers in South America's Andes to melt even faster
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Amazon fires in Brazil are causing glaciers in South America's Andes to melt even faster

The Amazon rainforest burns every year, but the past few months saw the numbers increase by more than 70 percent.

NASA calls Africa fire continent, is home to 70 percent of all the world's fires
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NASA calls Africa fire continent, is home to 70 percent of all the world's fires

There are around 6,000 fires in Angola, more than 3,000 in Congo and just over 2,000 fires in Brazil.

Venezuela: Two killed as Maduro loyalists block aid convoy with tear gas, bullets; Guaido says president doesn't care for citizens
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Venezuela: Two killed as Maduro loyalists block aid convoy with tear gas, bullets; Guaido says president doesn't care for citizens

In the Venezuela border towns of San Antonio and Urena, troops fired rubber rounds at opposition supporters, including lawmakers, who walked toward the frontier waving Venezuelan flags and chanting “freedom”.

Australia: Wildfire razes 26 homes, 29 people seek treatment
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Australia: Wildfire razes 26 homes, 29 people seek treatment

Officials say more than two dozen homes have been destroyed or badly damaged and almost 30 people have sought medical treatment as a result of a massive wildfire.