A Nov. 2 power outage that left thousands of Chinese residents in the dark was caused not by energy overconsumption or a faulty grid, but by an intoxicated supervisor put off by how he was treated at a local pub.
Power was restored in most parts of Bangladesh late Saturday, some 12 hours after a massive nationwide electricity blackout hit the country, plunging Dhaka and other cities into total darkness.
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.
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.
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.
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...