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WION Web Team New Delhi, India Aug 25, 2019, 08.50 AM(IST) Edited By: Riya Gupta

Satellite image shows smoke and fires in Brazil's state Mato Grosso which is mostly covered by Amazon rainforest. Photograph:( Reuters )

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Bahrain honours PM Modi with King Hamad Order of the Renaissance

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been conferred with King Hamad Order of the Renaissance (or for Development by the King of Bahrain.

India, Bahrain sign four MoUs after delegation-level talks

India and Bahrain on Saturday signed four Memorandums of Understanding (MoUs) in the field of culture, space, solar energy, and on the roll-out of RuPay card, following the delegation-level talks between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Bahraini counterpart Prince Khalifa Bin Salman Al Khalifa.

French police fire tear gas, water cannons at anti-G7 protesters

French riot police used water cannons and tear gas on Saturday to disperse anti-capitalism protesters in Bayonne, near the resort of Biarritz where President Emmanuel Macron and G7 nation allies were meeting for a three-day summit.

Boris Johnson urges Trump to remove 'considerable barriers' for UK trade

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Saturday urged US President Donald Trump to remove the "considerable barriers" for UK companies seeking to export to the American market, saying they risked impeding a free-trade deal after Brexit.

Hundreds of new fires in Brazil as outrage over Amazon grows

Hundreds of new fires are raging in the Amazon rainforest in Brazil, official data showed Saturday, as thousands of troops were made available to help fight the worst blazes in years following a global outcry.