This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world
Civil protection official Carlos Tavares says the fire in Gois affected 20,000 hectares. The firefighting effort involves nearly 2,400 firemen and water-bombing planes.
As water-bombing planes make regular passes over the flames, there were growing questions as to whether the response to the disaster could have been better
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(4th UPDATE) Many of the fatalities were burnt to death in their cars, the government says
Konser 'Musika Foresta' akan digelar Sabtu, 13 Mei mendatang
The cities of Valparaiso and Vina del Mar had been put on alert as the fire tore through 230 hectares (570 acres) in just a few hours, amid strong winds and soaring temperatures
Flames have destroyed 155,000 hectares (600 square miles) of land in the center of the country and at least 4,000 people have been evacuated
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Cleopatra's Needle Forest Reserve (CNFR), one of the oldest and most diverse forests in the country, now has additional protection
Farmers in Basuanga want the killer of peasant leader Arnel Figueroa jailed. Figueroa's murder was caught on video.
The anti-graft court Sandiganbayan's 4th Division has sentenced NBN-ZTE deal whistleblower Jun Lozada and his brother to 6 to 10 years in prison
A planned multi-billion-dollar new city near Singapore is attracting interest from investors with promises of luxury living but there are questions over its future
'If Singapore could easily try Indonesian citizens, it could be a violation of Indonesia's sovereignty'
(UPDATED) Police say the boy's parents will not face charges for abandoning their son in a forest
Takayuki Tanooka says he has apologized to his 7-year-old son, Yamato, for leaving the boy in a forest as punishment
(UPDATED) Reports say the boy had taken shelter in the hut and found a tap to drink from but was hungry and was immediately given food when discovered
'We want to save our forests – development should continue but we can't let it destroy our environment'
Amina Ali is discovered on Tuesday, May 17, in the Sambisa Forest area of Borno state by civilian vigilantes assisting the military
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With US and European support, African states threatened by Boko Haram are out to smash the militant Islamist group terrorizing the region – but a coordinated response is required if they are to succeed
Netizens express anger and sorrow for the macaques
The 96 Liverpool fans who died in the 1989 Hillsborough football stadium disaster were unlawfully killed, a jury concludes
To build a road to the property of Baguio City Representative Nicasio Aliping Jr, nearly 300 pine trees were uprooted and hundreds of saplings were damaged in Mount Sto Tomas, a forest reserve and watershed in Benguet
Responders need bolos (machetes), shovels, pikes, gloves, chainsaws, and food
(UPDATED) Accounts say the fire started at 1 pm on Black Saturday along the blueberry area near the Mt Apo summit, the highest peak in the country and a major tourist spot
Forests are the lifeline and cultural heritage of at least 100 million indigenous peoples in Asia
The charred bodies of the endangered Bornean orangutans, believed to be a mother and her two daughters, were discovered among fire-blackened remains of trees, their limbs outstretched and grimaces of pain on their faces
Two men are under arrest over the shooting of the endangered bird in Davao City
The MWSS finally pays forest guards whose role is to protect a watershed crucial for Metro Manila's water needs
'Game of Thrones' actress Natalie Dormer stars in 'The Forest,' directed by Jason Zada
The forest, also called the Sea of Trees, boasts a spectacular view from afar. But once you enter, everything changes.
Full text of President Aquino's message to the Chinese-Filipino community on the celebration of the Lunar New Year 2016 – the Year of the Fire Monkey
The Ombudsman files charges against former mayor Pedro Cuerpo and municipal official Aristotle Cruz
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'The new year marks a new beginning. I sincerely hope and believe that through our joint efforts, we will continue to make new progress and open a new chapter of win-win cooperation,' says Chinese Ambassador Zhao Jianhua
The Ipo Watershed – part of a watershed system which provides 97% of Metro Manila's water needs – is now vulnerable again to illegal logging and burning – no thanks to MWSS' 'oversight'
One of the last expanses of temperate wilderness in the world, the Tasmanian Wilderness is part of the World Heritage list because of its significant natural and cultural values
The site of the fire has an active volcano, Mount Makaturing
Kamu juga bisa nonton film horor ‘The Forest’ atau datang ke pameran tentang Garuda Pancasila
Feng Shui expert Marites Allen gives us a glimpse at what's to come
It is the first time the government has revoked company licences over forest fires, an annual occurrence caused by slash-and-burn land clearance
Indonesia's economy took a $16-billion hit this year from forest fires that cloaked Southeast Asia in haze, more than double the sum spent on rebuilding Aceh after the 2004 tsunami, the World Bank said
The chick, hatched at a conservation center on December 7, is the first in two years and the 26th in 23 years
Orangutans are native to the rainforests of Borneo and Sumatra but they are often illegally smuggled throughout Southeast Asia, either for private zoos or as pets
Many apes have recently fled their forest homes which have been engulfed by fires set to clear land and headed to villages to find food, but locals view them as pests and there has been an increase in human-animal conflict
Indonesia’s public health crisis and ecological calamity 'presents Jokowi with an opportunity to finally enact reforms in the forest and plantation sectors that his predecessor Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono failed to implement'