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Leonardo DiCaprio's new environmental fund pledges $5 million in aid amid Amazon fires

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Boris Johnson says: "Melton Mowbray pork pies, which are sold in Thailand and in Iceland, are currently unable to enter the US" Melton Mowbray Pork Pie Association says: "We don't actually export to Thailand or Iceland" UK PM's #Brexit  claims disputed

Police officers point handguns at protesters in Hong Kong, after violence erupted during anti-government protests.

U.S. president says China wants to negotiate over trade war

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Indonesia picks area on Borneo island as site of new capital: president

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Dubbed the sport for all citizens, #tabletennis  is loved and played by many Chinese and that passion and practice have earned the nation over 1,000 medals in games, including 28 out of the 32 gold medals at the Summer Olympics in 2008.

What is Kashmir like under Indian PM Modi's lockdown? These photos give you a sense of a people under siege:

#GavinWatson An image of the crash scene where #Bosasa  CEO #GavinWatson  died in Johannesburg on Monday, 26 August 2019. Credit: Supplied

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Thousands of people gather to commemorate 400 years since American slavery began

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#PopeFrancis leads prayers that the #AmazonFires  will be quickly extinguished; describes the Amazon forest as "lung that is vital to our planet."

@Channel4News ' interview with @BorisJohnson  at #G7Biarritz  cancelled, despite team being told to travel to summit for interview. Decision by @Number10gov  was made following criticism from Dorothy Byrne that Mr Johnson limits access to media like Putin.

JUST IN: Trump reportedly floated the idea of nuking hurricanes to stop them from hitting US

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Comedian Dave Chappelle is hosting a free concert for Dayton, Ohio, to honor people killed in this month's mass shooting and to benefit families and survivors. Chappelle lives with his family in Yellow Springs, Ohio, about 20 miles east of Dayton.

Aerial footage shows the world's largest rainforest in flames. Brazil's Amazon is known as "the planet's lungs" for producing about 20 percent of the world's oxygen. This inferno threatens the rainforest ecosystem and also affects the entire globe.

#JammuAndKashmir : State flag removed from Civil Secretariat building in SRINAGAR, only tricolor seen atop the building.

It’s very cool that the position of New York City cops is that if they can’t summarily execute someone on the street then the job isn’t worth doing.

Hong Kong police fire gunshot and deploy water cannon during protests for the first time since demonstrations broke out in June [Tap to expand]

WATCH: Can anything be done to prevent China from cracking down on Hong Kong protests? #MTP  #IfItsSunday  @PeteButtigieg : "China needs to know that if they're going to perpetrate a repeat of Tiananmen, that they will be isolated from the democratic world"

This 8-month old dugong had captured people's hearts in Thailand. She has now died from eating plastic in the water.

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Scoops of the Week

Ramon Torres, a U.S. citizen, was detained for four days — despite carrying a U.S. passport, a driver’s license, and a Social Security card. The sheriff’s office explained that they had a policy of detaining all Latinx people for immigration review.

There are going to be a million Danes in the streets waving American flags when President Obama arrives 9/28, aren't there?

"Titanic is returning to nature" Parts of the wreck are now deteriorating rapidly [Tap to expand]

Opinion: The Trump presidency is not just unfolding, it is unraveling

The Amazon was in danger long before the fire that’s ravaged the rainforest for three weeks. Indigenous communities in Brazil have been struggling with illegal mining, logging, and the loss of protected status for indigenous lands.

Many people—especially women—get unwanted sexually explicit pictures by text or social media. It’s disgusting. Now, it’s illegal in Texas. #txlege 

Physical toll on Andrew Luck through 6 NFL seasons: » Torn cartilage in 2 ribs » partially torn abdomen » a lacerated kidney that left him peeing blood » at least 1 concussion » a torn labrum in his throwing shoulder » and this mysterious calf/ankle issue that led to this

The Amazon is reaching a dangerous tipping-point. Beyond this, the rainforest is unlikely to survive

so @billmaher  said he's glad david koch died, and his audience applauded. evidence of a needy phony and a gleeful mob uniting. Koch was a generous libertarian, whose millions went to fight disease. he did more for the world in a day, than Maher will do in his lifetime

BREAKING: We just prevented a pending, large-scale attack of multiple killer drones on Israel by striking Iranian Quds Force operatives and Shiite Militia targets in Syria.

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