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Brazilian military drops water and chemicals on Amazon fires

The Brazilian military has dropped water and chemicals on the Amazon in a bid to bring raging forest fires under control.

Brazil's president, Jair Bolsonaro, has been accused of encouraging deforestation, and environmentalists say only a policy reversal will bring an end to the fires.

Also on the programme: The offshore Chinese territory of Macau has just elected a new chief executive; and the UK government says new 3D baggage screening equipment must be installed in all major UK airports by 2022.

(Photo: Fires burn in the Amazon. Credit: Reuters)

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