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Silva is a former Amazon activist, senator and environment minister who pushed policies that helped Brazil slash the rate at which it was destroying the jungle

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Deals with Boeing and SpaceX will end reliance on Russia to carry astronauts into orbit

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The man yells "give me the backpack!" in Spanish, but Hennessy fails to understand in the dramatic footage

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Hurricane Odile hit Baja California early on Monday, damaging resorts and ripping trees from their roots

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Hollywood actress was mistaken for a prostitute by the LAPD after she was seen kissing her husband in the street

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These Iranian-controlled Shia militias used to specialise in killing American soldiers. Now they are fighting Isis, backed up by US airstrikes

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Ian Paisley’s decision to make peace with his IRA enemies

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