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Amazon deforestation at highest level since 2008
It follows a series of major fires in the region earlier this year.
Indigenous Amazon land defender killed by illegal loggers in ambush
A logger also died in the attack on Friday night in Maranhao, Brazil.
Pope Francis apologises over theft of Amazon statues from church in Rome
The pontiff asked for forgiveness and said the indigenous statues had been found.
Seven South American countries sign pact to protect the Amazon
Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro did not travel to Leticia, citing doctors’ orders.
60-day ban on burning in Brazil following global outcry over Amazon fires
However, activists have doused hopes that the ban would work.
US ready to fight Amazon forest fires ... but only if it involves working with Brazilian government
On Monday, the countries of the G7 pledged €18 million to tackle the Amazon fires.
Tens of thousands of fires are burning in the Amazon - here's what you need to know
There is huge concern about the local, national and international impact of the fires.
G7 commits $20 million to Amazon as new fires flare up in world's largest rainforest
Aircraft have poured thousands of litres of water on the rainforest.
Over 1,500 new fires ignited in Amazon rainforest, official data shows
43,000 troops are have been made available to combat the fires.
Amazon, Microsoft and Intel may be putting world at risk through killer robot developments, study says
The report surveyed major players from the tech sector about their stance on lethal autonomous weapons.
Brazilian miners reportedly murder Amazonian tribal leader during land invasion
Police have been deployed to the area following the killing last week.
United States announces investigation into whether major online companies have 'stifled' competition
The investigation comes after the European Union imposed hefty fines on Google recently.
Rare footage shows uncontacted Amazon tribe who activists say are threatened by loggers
Since taking office, Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has been accused of harming the Amazon rainforest.
EU launches probe into Amazon's use of third-party sellers data
Commissioner Margrethe Vestager said the investigation would be completed as a matter of priority.
Amazon founder Jeff Bezos reveals spaceship model and plans to put humans on the moon
Bezos said his space company Blue Origin will land a robotic ship the size of a small house on the moon.
Amazon's Bezos agrees record-breaking $35 billion divorce settlement
MacKenzie Bezos retains a 4% stake in online retail giant Amazon which her husband founded in 1994.
Amazon investigator says Saudi Arabia hacked Jeff Bezos’s phone
Gavin de Becker was looking into the leaking of Bezos’s personal information.
What's going on with Jeff Bezos, a tabloid magazine, Donald Trump and alleged blackmail?
A heated dispute is ongoing in the US involving some very high profile figures.
Woody Allen sues Amazon for $68m over film deal breach of contract
He is accusing Amazon of cancelling a film deal because of a “baseless” decades-old allegation that he sexually abused his daughter.
Help, I can't stop watching videos of people buying mystery boxes filled with shite
So. Much. Shite.
Here's why Daisy Jones & The Six should be on you must-read list for 2019
Reese Witherspoon LOVED it.
Excess heat from Amazon's giant data centre will be used to warm homes in Tallaght
The local authority has a €15 million plan for Ireland’s first data centre-based ‘district heating system’.
Amazon says customers' email addresses were exposed
Customers in Europe and the US were affected.
Judge asks Amazon to share Echo recordings in US murder case
Timothy Verrill is accused of murdering two women and prosecutors believe there are Echo recordings of the attack.
Irish Life is worried Amazon's huge data centre in Tallaght could affect its future housing projects
The pensions fund has a site adjacent to the facility being planned by the tech giant.
Amazon has become a trillion dollar company
The company, which was created in a garage in Washington, has come a long way.
'If you hate me, hate me!' Check out the trailer for the new Amazon documentary on Man City's historic 2017-18 campaign
Featuring an inevitable Oasis soundtrack.
13 deadly pool inflatables you never knew you needed
It’s time to stock up for summer.
Parts of the Amazon thought uninhabited were actually home to up to a million people
Archaeologists have uncovered evidence that there were hundreds of villages in the rainforest away from major rivers.
Amazon said it's trying to stop its Alexa software from spontaneously laughing
Many people online joked that the device was becoming sentient.
Amazon's Jeff Bezos is now the richest person in the world as Trump's value drops by $400 million
Forbes published its billionaires list today.
An Irish answer to Amazon's same-day delivery has bagged €650k from investors
Dublin startup WeBringg has raised funding from several private investors – but it needs more.
Body of second Irishman recovered after Ecuador river tragedy
David Higgins’ body was found by search teams yesterday.
Amazon's €1bn 'Project G' for Dublin gets the go-ahead
One of the men who tried to block Apple’s plans for Galway had lodged an objection.
Amazon's grand plans for its new Dublin data centre could use as much power as a city
The US tech giant says it could build up to eight facilities at Mulhuddart.
Amazon's grand plans for its new Dublin data centre could use as much power as a city
The US tech giant says it could build up to eight facilities at Mulhuddart.
Amazon's Alexa won Christmas this year
The Alexa app was the most downloaded app on Christmas Day.
Premier League 'to boost TV matches' in bumper deal
Football will go head-to-head with popular entertainment programmes on Saturday evenings, according to reports.
'I tell my son: never put out your hand to the white man': What it's like living in the Amazon rainforest
A look at how people rely on the forest to give them all that they need.
Amazon's newest service will let couriers unlock your front door
Amazon has said it will launch a service called Amazon Key next month.