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Why is part of the Amazon burning?

The thousands of fires burning in the Amazon don't look like the major forest fires of Europe or North America – instead, they are fueled mainly by branches, vegetation and other byproducts of deforestation in cleared areas, experts say.

Lebanon vows action after mixed financial rating 

Lebanon vowed Friday to cut the budget deficit, implement reforms and speed up the release of the 2020 draft budget after rating agencies Standards & Poor’s and Fitch gave mixed verdict of Lebanon’s financial situation.

Lebanon vows action after mixed financial rating 

Lebanon vowed Friday to cut the budget deficit, implement reforms and speed up the release of the 2020 draft budget after rating agencies Standards & Poor’s and Fitch gave mixed verdict of Lebanon’s financial situation.

Iran to strike four zeroes from its currency

Iran’s president sent a bill to Parliament Wednesday that would cut four zeroes from the value of the Islamic Republic’s sanctions-battered currency, the rial, as tensions remain high between Tehran and Washington.

Trump prods U.S. firms to shut China operations

President Donald Trump said Friday he was ordering U.S. companies to look at ways to close their operations in China and make more of their products in the United States instead, sending U.S. markets down sharply in a new rhetorical strike at Beijing as trade tensions mounted.

Archer takes six as Australia all out for 179

Jofra Archer took six wickets as England dismissed an Australia side without star batsman Steve Smith for just 179 on the first day of the third Ashes Test at Headingley Thursday.

Marquez takes Czech MotoGP for 50th premier win

Honda’s world champion Marc Marquez won the rain-affected Czech MotoGP in Brno Sunday, his sixth victory of the season, and became only the fourth rider to achieve 50 premier-class victories.

Heart attacks halved by daily polypill: study

A cheap, once-a-day pill combining aspirin with drugs that lower blood pressure and cholesterol cuts cardiovascular disease as a whole by a third, and heart attacks by more than half, researchers said Friday.

An unusual haven in the mountains of Akkar 

The winding road leading into the mountains in Chambouq, above the village of Qobeiyat on the far edge of Akkar overlooking the Syrian border, is pitted from the trucks carrying loads of watermelons and other goods from the Bekaa Valley.

Celebrities spread misinformation on Amazon fires

Many high-profile figures seeking to denounce the fires in the Amazon - from Madonna and Cristiano Ronaldo to Leonardo DiCaprio and France’s President Emmanuel Macron - have unwittingly ended up misleading millions on social media, either sharing photographs of the region that are years old or images taken in other parts of the world.