Massive forest fires that blazed across four Turkish cities, have been brought under control, but the suspicion of arson is now being investigated after a PKK-affiliate claimed responsibility
The first six months of 2020 were the worst on record for deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon, with an area bigger than the nation of Luxembourg cleared.
President Jair Bolsonaro said the World Wildlife Fund had paid for images taken by volunteer firefighters that it then supposedly used to solicit donations, including a $500,000 contribution from US actor Leonardo DiCaprio.
At least 64 lives were lost as the fire still rages. Many of the victims were burned alive in their cars while trying to escape the Pedrogao Grande region.
More than 90 fires have scorched 1,800 square kilometres and have destroyed hundreds of homes. Six people – four firefighters and two police – have been killed battling the forest fires in central Chile.
Chile's worst forest fires in decades have destroyed an area of land twice the size of New York City.
More than a thousand people have been evacuated and sent to makeshift shelters and army barracks.
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