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UK PM deeply concerned about Amazon rainforest fires

Britain is deeply concerned about fires in the Amazon rainforest and Prime Minister Boris Johnson will use the G7 summit to call for a renewed focus on protecting nature, his office said on Friday.

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“The prime minister is deeply concerned by the increase in fires in the Amazon rainforest and the impact of the tragic loss of these precious habitats,’’ said a spokeswoman.

Brazil’s far-right President, Jair Bolsonaro, has accused non-governmental organisations of burning down the Amazon rainforest to hurt his government, amid a growing global outcry against the wildfires. (NAN)