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Amazon fires lead to worldwide protests over Brazilian government inaction
Demonstrators gathered outside Brazilian embassies to protest against inaction on Amazon wildfires.

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President Trump was upset at Denmark rejecting his idea of buying Greenland
President Trump was upset at Denmark rejecting his idea of buying Greenland. But Denmark has sold territory to the United States before.  The BBC's James Robbins reports.
(Picture: General view of the the town of Kulusuk, in Greenland.
Credit: AFP/Getty)

'When the smoke started my nose began to bleed'

São Paulo is covered by smoke from the Amazon fires
Social-media users in Brazil's São Paulo have been sharing images of a smoke-filled sky across the city.

São Paulo was blackened for around an hour on Monday afternoon after strong winds and a cold front brought in smoke from forest fires burning in the states of the Amazonas and Rondonia, more than 2,700km away.

We spoke to two residents of the city who say that they have been affected by the smoke.

Photo: Darkness descends on Sao Paulo at 16:00 (20:00 GMT) due to smoke from forest fires
Credit: Jeff Nascimento