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Amazonas

(ˌæməˈzəʊnəs)
n
(Placename) a state of W Brazil, consisting of the central Amazon basin: vast areas of unexplored tropical rainforest. Capital: Manaus. Pop: 2 961 801 (2002). Area: 1 542 277 sq km (595 474 sq miles)
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A•ma•zo•nas

(ˌæm əˈzoʊ nəs)

n.
a state in NW Brazil. 2,390,102; 601,769 sq. mi. (1,558,582 sq. km). Cap.: Manaus.
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Smoke blew 2,700km from the states of Amazonas and Rondonia which saw people trying to get around in pitch darkness.
The latest deaths, which were reported in Manaus, the capital of Amazonas state, all appeared to be the result of asphyxiation, authorities said.
Summary: Rio De Janeiro [Brazil], May 28 (ANI): At least 55 people were found dead after violent clashes broke out among rival drug factions in several prisons in northern Brazilian state of Amazonas, correction officials said on Monday.
The victims appeared to have been killed by "asphyxiation," the Amazonas state government said in a statement, a day after 15 people were killed in one of the prisons.
The majority of the victims was found in the Antonio Trindade Penal Institute near Manaus, the capital of Amazonas state, where the facilities in question are located, Al-Jazeera reported.
Rio de Janeiro, May 28 (BNA): Forty-two inmates were killed at three different prisons in the capital of Brazil's northern Amazonas state , authorities reported, a day after 15 died during fighting among prisoners at a fourth prison in the same city.
RIO DE JANEIRO -- Forty-two inmates were killed at three different prisons in the capital of Brazil's northern Amazonas state Monday, authorities reported, a day after 15 died during fighting among prisoners at a fourth prison in the same city.
Visitors at the first Quilt Time Festival in Yokohama, Japan, gazed in awe at the painting-like, mosaic works by Taiwanese quilt artist Danny Amazonas.
This new capacity in the Ka band completes the capacity already available for Latin America in the Amazonas satellites, located in the 61A[bar] West orbital position.