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Why is part of the Amazon burning?

Washington, United States | AFP | 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. The dramatic scale of this year’s …

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Amazon workers strike as ‘Prime’ shopping frenzy hits

San Francisco, United States | AFP |  Amazon workers walked out of a main distribution center in Minnesota on Monday, protesting for improved working conditions during the e-commerce titan’s major “Prime” shopping event. Amazon workers picketed outside the facility, briefly delaying a few trucks and waving signs with messages along the …

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Fact-check: Does Amazon pay ‘$0’ in taxes?

Washington, United States | AFP | A tweet by a popular US Congresswoman spotlighted a report about US tech behemoth Amazon’s tax burden for the past two years. While the company paid no US federal income tax, it reported “cash taxes paid” of $1.2 billion last year and $957 million in …

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Oscar nominations: all the fun facts

Los Angeles, United States | AFP | The nominations for the 91st Oscars were announced Tuesday, with “Roma” and “The Favourite” leading the pack. But the statistical quirks that the annual event throws up can be as intriguing as tracking which movies get the most nods. Here are some fun …

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Somali-American Amazon workers demand better conditions

Shakopee, United States | AFP | A group of Amazon workers in Minnesota who are Somali refugees resettled in the Midwestern US state demanded better working conditions Friday during a protest outside one of the retailer’s warehouses. Hundreds braved frigid temperatures to demonstrate outside of the Amazon warehouse in the …

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