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Temporary blackout hits Venezuela, including parts of capital

Caracas - A power outage hit a wide area of eastern Caracas and several cities in the interior of Venezuela for at least two hours Friday.The outage started at 3:00 pm (1900 GMT) and service began being restored about two hours later.
In the Media by AFP

Blackout leaves most of Venezuela without electricity

Caracas - A power cut left around 70 percent of Venezuela without power on Tuesday. President Nicolás Maduro says sabotage by opposition is responsible for the outage, but his opposition disagrees.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 1 comment

'The Daily Show' plays Sandy edge in Ohio political ad coverage

Comedy Central's 'The Daily Show' rides a fine line between Hurricane Sandy and politics in an analysis of presidential political advertising in Ohio.
In the Media by Michael Krebs - 2 comments

Another day another blackout in India - 600 million affected

Just one day after a massive power failure left more than 300 million people in the dark, India's power grid has collapsed again, cutting power to more than 600 million.
In the Media by Darren Weir

300 million people without power as the lights go out in N. India

New Delhi - A massive blackout in New Delhi and 7 northern states is the worst in a decade and highlights infrastructure problems in Asia's third largest economy.
In the Media by Darren Weir - 2 comments

Russian Wikipedia blackout in protest against Internet censorship

Wikipedia's Russian website has declared a 24-hour-long blackout and boycott in protest against a child protection bill which they say would lead to Internet censorship in that country.
In the Media by Anne Sewell

New Jersey residents clean up in wake of Hurricane Irene Special

Cranford - Though Hurricane Irene moved through Northern New Jersey as a tropical storm, her impact on the area's many riverside communities was quite devastating.
Digital Journal Report by Michael Krebs - 4 comments

Rolling Blackouts Begin Monday in Tokyo

Tokyo - Rolling blackouts in the Kanto Plain, including Tokyo, will begin Monday. The schedule will be announced tonight. Two reactors in Fukushima were also damaged.
In the Media by Mark Weitzman

BBC facing 48-hour news blackout as journalists go on strike

The BBC faces a news blackout on Friday and Saturday as journalists have voted to strike over pensions. Flagship programmes such as Radio 4's Today, BBC1's 10pm bulletin and Newsnight could be hit by the strike.
In the Media by Kev Hedges

Massive Power Blackout in Brazil, Paraguay

A huge power blackout hit parts of Brazil and Paraguay Tuesday night. Millions of people were affected, forced to use candles or the light from their cellphones to function.
In the Media by Joan Firstenberg

Solar Storm spells Global Blackout in 2012

According to a startling new discovery by NASA, the world could be pushed back a few hundred years in 2012, when a solar-storm threatens a global blackout.
In the Media by Vinay Chand - 3 comments

Associated Press threatens news blackout against Google

Associated Press Chief Executive Tom Curley warned that if Google doesn't strike the right deal with the AP soon, Google will not get AP copy.
In the Media by Bob Ewing - 5 comments

Britney Spears new album hits internet one week early

Popstar Britney Spears' new album appeared on the internet in a surprise release Tuesday, one week before it was due to hit stands in the United States.
In the Media by dpa news

Music Industry and ISPs Unite to Disconnect Internet Services of Music Pirates

People who illegally download mp3s will have their telephone and internet services cut off under a new plan proposed by the music industry. Beginning in Australia, if this trend takes off, the plug could be pulled worldwide.
In the Media by malan - 4 comments

Joint US-Canadian Task Force To Investigate Blackout

Canada and The U.S. say they will set up a joint task force to determine the cause of the worst blackout in North American history. The task force was announced late Friday by both the White House and the office of Canadian Prime Minister Jean Chret...
In the Media by VOA News
 

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