Trees burn in a forest on the slopes of the Throodos mountain chain, as a giant fire rages on the Mediterranean island of Cyprus, on Sunday night. AFP
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President Nicos Anastasiades called the forest blaze "an unprecedented tragedy" except for the destruction wreaked by a 1974 war. President later toured a crisis management centre in Vavatsinia, before moving to the areas ravaged by the fire.
He said the flames appeared largely contained but could resurge. "The high temperatures and the wind are our biggest dangers," the president added.
Anastasiades said that the government will provide immediate financial aid to the victims and their families.
Two C-130 Hercules aircraft carrying thousands of liters of water on Sunday began dousing fires devouring chunks of the world's largest rainforest.
The Amazon in South America is the largest, most diverse tropical rainforest on Earth and it is natural that the entire world is worried and angry over the worst blazes in years raging there. It is hugely important that the fires in the Brazilian rainforest, known as the lungs of the planet, be extinguished as quickly
Researchers found that the total forest loss between 2002 and 2019 was larger than the size of France, with more than half of the destruction happening in the Amazon region.
The three teachers, all in their 30s, reportedly told investigators that their treatment of the toddlers was "discipline,” while the director said he had the document signed only to protect privacy of those involved and denied trying to cover up the abuses.
Dr Sheikh Sultan Bin Mohammed Al Qasimi has approved 2,000 jobs in Sharjah Police. The new jobs will be included in the 2023 and 2024 budgets.
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