LIFTOFF: India successfully launches an unmanned spacecraft to the far side of the moon, a week after aborting the mission due to a technical problem. It will take around 47 days to travel before landing on the moon in September.
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"Our house is burning. Literally. The Amazon rain forest — the lungs which produces 20% of our planet's oxygen — is on fire," France's President Macron tweeted.
Brazil has been burning at a record rate, according to its National Institute for Space Research. Environmental groups say Brazilian President Bolsonaro has rolled back protections, paving the way for illegal clearing of forests in favor of cattle farming and agriculture. (4/6)
German Chancellor Angela Merkel says the Amazon wildfires are an "acute emergency" that belongs on the G7 agenda