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The world's largest blackout took place on Tuesday, as 620 million people were left without government supplied electricity in India for several hours.
The more drink-fueled memory blackouts students experience, the greater their risk of suffering a future injury while under the influence of alcohol, according to new research.
The higher the number of drink fuelled memory blackouts a student experiences, the greater is his/her risk of sustaining a future injury while under the influence.
An Internet outage swept through the United States after Hurricane Ike caused millions of dollars of damage in the Gulf Coast and beyond according to a firm that tracks connectivity.
TOKYO (Reuters) - Power came back hours after a rare outage caused by an industrial accident affected large areas of Tokyo on Monday, darkening homes and offices, trapping people in elevators and disrupting transport and computer systems.
WELLINGTON (Reuters) - A power blackout brought chaos to New Zealand's Auckland city on Monday, leaving thousands of houses and businesses without electricity, roads gridlocked, phone lines down and hospitals closed.
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A widespread power outage hit Los Angeles on Monday, knocking out electricity to thousands of customers, snarling traffic and stranding high-rise office workers in elevators or trains as officials scrambled to determine the cause.
By Scott DiSavino NEW YORK (Reuters) - Demand for electricity to power air conditioners neared a record in New York on Thursday, but fell short in other regional grids despite high heat and humidity.
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