Prices are rising around the world. In some places, like Sri Lanka and Peru, the difficult challenges of everyday life have led to strong protests. Today, NFK looks at the situation in these two countries.
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Lebanon suffered a nation-wide blackout on Saturday after the country's two largest power plants ran out of fuel. On Sunday, the electricity was restored temporarily after the army brought in emergency fuel.
Gas stations across the UK are running out of fuel, leading to huge lines of people looking for gas. The government is working on the problem, but a quick solution isn't likely. The country doesn't have enough truck drivers to deliver the needed fuel.
In July, Algeria became the last country in the world to stop selling leaded gasoline. The news marks a major step in improving the environment, and shows that the world's countries can work together to solve environmental problems.
All around the world, there are strong signs that the days of fossil fuels like oil and coal may be coming to an end, as the world shifts to power sources that are easier on the environment.
In today's news roundup, Captain Tom, who inspired Britain, has passed away at the age of 100, a company called bluShift has launched a rocket powered by biofuel, and a woman is caught trying to sneak cactuses into New Zealand - by wearing them.
Ecuador has been rocked by violent protests as large groups of people rally against a planned increase in the costs of fuel. After more than a week of protests, the situation remains tense and uncertain.