Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has sent Brazil's army to try to help bring forest fires in the Amazon rainforest under control. The move comes after weeks of inaction which brought criticism from around the world.
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In today's news roundup, tens of thousands of women march in Brazil, a Russian plane lands in a cornfield, Tunisia has 26 people running for president, and a 15-year-old girl makes social media posts from her refrigerator - maybe.
Huge amounts of Brazil's unique rainforest are being destroyed quickly under the country's new president, Jair Bolsonaro. Since he became president in January, more forest is being cut down and less is being done about it.
In today's news roundup, Venezuela has another huge power outage, Puerto Rico's governor agrees to quit, an electric truck pulls a million-pound train, and the sender of a 50 year old message-in-a-bottle is found.
In today's news roundup, Japan struggles with landslides and floods, Chile and Argentina get to see a solar eclipse, a party in the Philippines sends people to the hospital, and President Trump's July 4 event has an unusual history lesson.
A massive power failure has struck several countries in South America, leaving millions of people without electricity for nearly a day. No one is sure yet what caused the blackout.
A beauty company in Brazil will soon begin selling two brand-new perfumes. But there's an unusual story behind the perfumes - the smells were created by a computer.
Students are skipping school to hold climate strikes in 119 countries around the world today. And they're asking adults to join them in another worldwide climate strike on September 20.
Today, museums around the world are holding "Slow Art Day" in order to encourage their visitors to take their time and appreciate art more deeply.