French president’s call for G7 action on record Amazon blazes prompts sharp rebuke from Brazilian leader Jair Bolsonaro.
Brazil’s environment minister, Ricardo Salles, has been heckled at a meeting on climate change over the record number of fires in the Amazon.
Brazilian Amazon beset by raging fires, prompting fresh scrutiny of President Bolsonaro’s environmental stewardship.
Prosecutors in Brazil have formally charged the former head of the country’s Olympics committee with corruption during the campaign to win last year’s Games for Rio de Janeiro.
At least 22 people have died after a ferry sank off the north-eastern Brazilian city of Salvador.
Brazil’s government has abolished a vast national reserve in the Amazon to open up the area to mining.