Monday 30 November 2015
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Algeria's Skikda refinery halted after power outage

Production at Algeria's largest refinery, Skikda, has been halted by a power outage that followed an explosion at the plant, two sources at the refinery said on Wednesday.   "An explosion hit a unit supp


Damascus in darkness as war nears city centre

Residents of central Damascus said they spent Sunday night without power as rebels fought Syrian troops half a mile from the Old City in the heart of the capital. Long a stronghold of President Bashar al-Assad, central Damascus is


Big city slowly returns to bright lights after Sandy

Few thought it would take quite so long to fully restore the dimmed lights of the famed skyline of New York City's Financial District. At last, however, firms displaced by the flooding and power outages brought on by Superstor

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