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The city that won't stop growing

How can Lagos cope with its spiralling population?<p>By Alastair Leithead<br>21 August 2017<p>The lagoon metropolis<p>A thick layer of acrid, blue smoke hovers just above the waterfront slums that skirt Lagos lagoon, filtering out sunrise and sunset.<p>This man-made mist that clings to the rusted shack rooftops …

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EU accounting changes to add £30 billion to UK public debt - ONS | Reuters

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain’s public debt is likely to be revised up by 30 billion pounds ($49 billion) next September due to changes to European Union guidance on public accounts, the country’s statistics agency said on Tuesday.<p>A Network Rail sign is seen near rail lines in south London May 13, …

Edward Snowden offers to help Brazil over US spying in return for asylum

Edward Snowden has offered to help Brazil investigate US spying on its soil in exchange for political asylum, in an open letter from the NSA whistleblower to the Brazilian people published by the Folha de S Paulo newspaper.<p>"I've expressed my willingness to assist where it's appropriate and legal, …

'Soldier of Allah' evidence not a defence to Rigby murder, court hears | Reuters

LONDON (Reuters) - The jury in the trial of two men accused of murdering British soldier Lee Rigby heard on Tuesday that the evidence by one of them that Muslims are engaged in a war against Western nations was not a defence to the charge of murder in law.<p>A photograph of Drummer (Private) Lee Rigby …

Vitamin supplements are waste of money, say scientists

Vitamin supplements almost never have health benefits, are a waste of money and could even be harmful, a group of scientists said in a damning indictment of the industry.<p>Despite one in three Britons taking vitamins or mineral pills, evidence from studies of almost 500,000 people suggested that …

Britain told to consider expanding Heathrow or Gatwick airports | Reuters

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain should consider building a new runway at one of London’s two biggest airports - Heathrow and Gatwick - to address a capacity crunch that economists suggest could slow economic growth, a government advisory body said on Tuesday.<p>A passenger aircraft is seen from the village …

Egypt apologies for constitution banner blunder | Reuters

CAIRO (Reuters) - Egypt has apologised for a banner promoting the new constitution that misspelt the word “Egyptians” and carried images of foreigners instead of locals, embarrassing the government as it tries to rally support for the document.<p>Egypt's constituent assembly Chairman Amr Moussa (C) …