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Belgium faces winter blackouts amid nuclear reactor shutdowns

Belgium faces winter blackouts amid nuclear reactor shutdowns

Emergency plans for homes, roads and industry as country loses 40% of power supply A forced shutdown of one nuclear reactor in the lead up to winter may be regarded as unfortunate. But the closure of
No 10 defends decision to delay reduction in FOBT maximum stake

No 10 defends decision to delay reduction in FOBT maximum stake

Labour and campaigners condemn delay, calling it immoral and exploitativeDowning Street has insisted the government will delay implementing a planned reduction in the maximum stake on fixed-odds
Rohingyas to be repatriated despite UN genocide warning

Rohingyas to be repatriated despite UN genocide warning

Bangladesh and Myanmar to start returning refugees days after warning of continuing genocide against Muslims Myanmar and Bangladesh have agreed to start the repatriation of Rohingya refugees next
Wild weather across Europe leaves nine dead in Italy

Wild weather across Europe leaves nine dead in Italy

Winds of 110mph bring destruction in Italy as snow traps more than 1,000 drivers in France The death toll from fierce storms battering Italy has risen to nine as wild autumn weather swept across many
Inquiry finds refugee numbers were exaggerated by 300,000 in Uganda

Inquiry finds refugee numbers were exaggerated by 300,000 in Uganda

Government investigation into alleged fraud and mismanaged funds confirms Uganda hosts 1.1 million refugees, not 1.4 millionA Ugandan government investigation into alleged fraud over refugee numbers
Pittsburgh residents and city leaders divided over imminent Trump visit

Pittsburgh residents and city leaders divided over imminent Trump visit

Mayor asked president to delay visit until after victims are buried while some residents say politics should pause for griefPittsburgh was grieving and uneasy early on Tuesday as the first three
Mexico City's vertical gardens: seeds of change or cynical greenwashing?

Mexico City's vertical gardens: seeds of change or cynical greenwashing?

The smog-filled city’s flyovers are newly adorned with climbing plants – but critics say the ‘Via Verde’ is a cynical attempt to double-down on car usageAs Mexico City wakes up on any given weekday,
Why we should be paying more for parking – video explainer

Why we should be paying more for parking – video explainer

Charging more for parking could save the environment, ease congestion and inject energy back into the high street. But how? The Guardian's Peter Walker explains that we've been thinking about parking
Saudis demanded good publicity over Yemen aid, leaked UN document shows

Saudis demanded good publicity over Yemen aid, leaked UN document shows

The UN aid agency, Ocha, was pushed to accept extensive terms attached to $930m from Saudi Arabia and UAESaudi Arabia has demanded that aid agencies operating in Yemen should provide favourable
Lion Air plane 'flew erratically the day before it crashed'

Lion Air plane 'flew erratically the day before it crashed'

Indonesian jet had technical problems night before it crashed with 189 onboard The Lion Air Boeing 737 Max jet that crashed in Indonesia on Monday flew erratically the previous evening and its air
Pharrell Williams bars Donald Trump from playing his music at rallies

Pharrell Williams bars Donald Trump from playing his music at rallies

Order comes after Williams’ hit Happy was played at an event just hours after a mass shooting at a Pittsburgh synagoguePharrell Williams has ordered Donald Trump to stop playing his music at rallies,
'We'll be there': Muslim community raises $70,000 for Pittsburgh synagogue attack victims – video

'We'll be there': Muslim community raises $70,000 for Pittsburgh synagogue attack victims – video

Wasi Mohamed, executive director of the Pittsburgh Islamic Center, says the muslim community has raised more than $70,000 for the victims of the synagogue attack and their families. Mohamed said: 'We
Eurozone growth rate slumps to four-year low as Italy stagnates - as it happened

Eurozone growth rate slumps to four-year low as Italy stagnates - as it happened

Rolling coverage of the latest economic and financial news, including new growth figures from across the eurozoneBreaking: Eurozone growth rate has fallen sharplyItalian economic growth has fizzled
German serial killer nurse goes on trial over 100 patients' deaths

German serial killer nurse goes on trial over 100 patients' deaths

Niels Hoegel, already serving a life prison term, accused of deliberately overdosing victimsA former nurse accused of killing more than 100 patients in his care has gone on trial in the biggest serial
Budget income tax cuts 'to overwhelmingly benefit the rich'

Budget income tax cuts 'to overwhelmingly benefit the rich'

Top half of households to benefit from 84% of the cuts, says Resolution FoundationIncome tax cuts for millions of workers announced in Philip Hammond’s budget will “overwhelmingly benefit richer
Pittsburgh synagogue shooter was fringe figure in online world of white supremacist rage

Pittsburgh synagogue shooter was fringe figure in online world of white supremacist rage

Gunman who murdered 11 people at a Pittsburgh synagogue held the belief that Jews ‘were committing a genocide to his people’After he was taken into custody, the gunman who allegedly murdered 11 people
Japanese bullet train company calls halt to ‘scary’ safety drill

Japanese bullet train company calls halt to ‘scary’ safety drill

Trainee employees forced to squat between tracks as high-speed trains passed close byStanding on a platform as a bullet train hurtles past at top speed can be an unnerving experience.Spare a thought,
Inside Santos Lima: the block at the heart of Lisbon's 'real-estate bullying'

Inside Santos Lima: the block at the heart of Lisbon's 'real-estate bullying'

The two-storey complex of tiny homes in gentrifying Marvila was bought up by developers – but nobody consulted the low-income families who have lived there for decadesWhen the Santos Lima building
'We've never seen this': massive Canadian glaciers shrinking rapidly

'We've never seen this': massive Canadian glaciers shrinking rapidly

Glaciers in the Yukon territory are retreating even faster than expected in a warming climate, scientists warnScientists in Canada have warned that massive glaciers in the Yukon territory are
'Gun at your throat': viral rap song tests freedom of speech in Thailand

'Gun at your throat': viral rap song tests freedom of speech in Thailand

New song taps in to pent up anger over corruption and nepotism under country’s ruling juntaIn a sweaty Bangkok basement over the weekend, hundreds of young Thais, hands in the air, roared angrily