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Israel Sends Firefighters to Fight Amazon Wildfires

11-member team will help firefighting and search and rescue     JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel says it will be dispatching a team of firefighters to assist Brazil with combatting the fires that have consumed large swaths of the country’s Amazon ...

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G-7 Nations Pledge $40M to Fight Amazon Wildfires

It was unclear how exactly the new money would be administered     By LUIS ANDRES HENAO and CHRISTOPHER TORCHIA Associated Press PORTO VELHO, Brazil (AP) — The Group of Seven nations on Monday pledged tens of millions of dollars ...

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Brazilian Troops Begin Fighting Amazon Wildfires

44,000 troops back by military aircraft begin fighting fires     By MARCELO SILVA de SOUSA Associated Press RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Backed by military aircraft, Brazilian troops on Saturday were deploying in the Amazon to fight fires that ...

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Firefighters Control Wildfire in Brazil

Official says 160,000 acres of national park were burned By STAN LEHMAN SAO PAULO (AP) — Firefighters in Brazil have mostly controlled a wildfire that has destroyed more than a quarter of a national park in the central state of ...

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