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Two young brothers rescued from Brazil’s Amazon rainforest after nearly four weeks

Two young indigenous boys rescued after almost four weeks lost in Brazil’s Amazon rainforest have been found and taken to hospital. Glauco and Gleison Ferreira, eight and six, got lost trying to catch small birds in the jungle near Manicoré, Amazonas state, on 18 February. A local tree cutter found them by chance. They are […]

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Amazon is shutting down all its physical Amazon Books, 4-star and Pop Up shops

Amazon is shutting down all its Amazon Books physical bookstores, as well as its Amazon 4-star and Amazon Pop Up shops, which sold a variety of electronics and other hot items. The closures affect 68 stores across the United States and United Kingdom, Amazon said. Closure dates will vary by location and Amazon said it […]

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Record number of trees cut down in Brazilian Amazon in January

The number of trees cut down in the Brazilian Amazon in January far exceeded deforestation for the same month last year, according to government satellite data. The area destroyed was five times larger than 2021, the highest January total since records began in 2015. Environmentalists accuse Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro of allowing deforestation to accelerate. […]

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Protesters plan to egg Jeff Bezos’ mega-yacht when it passes through port city of Rotterdam

When Amazon owner Jeff Bezos gets his $500 million mega-yacht in June, it may come primed in egg yolk. More than 1,200 Dutch protesters have organized to shell the big boat with eggs when it passes through the port city of Rotterdam. The historic Koningshaven Bridge is supposed to be dismantled so Bezos’ more than […]

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Amazon raises Prime membership fees to offset growing shipping costs and wages

Amazon on Thursday said it was raising the price of its Prime subscriptions, as it looks to offset higher shipping costs and wages even after beating profit expectations for the holiday quarter. Amazon’s profits included a pre-tax gain of $11.8bn from its stake in electric car maker Rivian Automotive. On the heels of its windfall […]

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Rotterdam to dismantle historic bridge to allow Jeff Bezos’ luxury superyacht to sail through

Rotterdam has confirmed it will dismantle a historic bridge to allow a superyacht built for Amazon founder Jeff Bezos to fit through. The luxury yacht linked to the world’s richest man is being built by Dutch firm Oceanco. The vessel is reported to be 417 feet long and too tall to fit through the Koningshaven […]

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Amazon warehouse manager pleads guilty to stealing over $273,000 in merchandise

A 27-year-old Amazon warehouse operations manager pleaded guilty to mail fraud after stealing over $273,000 worth of merchandise. Between June 2020 and September 2021, Douglas Wright Jr. of Charlotte, North Carolina, allegedly stole computer parts, such as hard drives, processors and graphics processing units, and shipped them to his home, according to the DOJ. Wright […]

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Amazon updates Alexa’s software after it asked 10-year-old girl to put coin in plug socket

Amazon has updated its Alexa voice assistant after it “challenged” a 10-year-old girl to touch a coin to the prongs of a half-inserted plug. The suggestion came after the girl asked Alexa for a “challenge to do”. “Plug in a phone charger about halfway into a wall outlet, then touch a penny to the exposed […]

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Amazon-owned Twitch bans Spanish Amazon Prime Video channel over nudity during live show

Amazon-owned livestreaming site Twitch has banned the official Spanish-language Prime Video channel on Sunday, with no public reason given. It was banned after an incident on the talk show Esto es un Late — the presenter appeared to accidentally reveal her breast during a live show. Twitch has strict rules around partial or full nudity […]

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Amazon faces criticism over health and safety policies at tornado-hit warehouse

Amazon is facing questions over health and safety policies at a warehouse in the US state of Illinois after six workers died when the building was destroyed by a tornado.”This never would have happened if they cared about lives over productivity,” the sister of one of the victims commented on social media.The company says its […]

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Amazon cargo driver died in bathroom sheltering from tornado with colleagues

Amazon cargo driver Austin J. McEwen, 26, was an only child who loved to listen to rapper Mac Miller and hunt with his friends.He died trying to shelter from a powerful tornado in the bathroom at an Amazon warehouse on Friday night, according to a coworker.McEwen was one of six workers identified by police on […]

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At least 50 people killed in Kentucky as tornadoes hit several US states

At least 50 people are thought to have been killed by overnight tornadoes in the US state of Kentucky, officials said. Andy Beshear said the figure could rise to as many as 100 in what he called the worst tornadoes in the state’s history. He said the number was “probably closer to somewhere between 70 […]