Latest blackouts Stories

India Suffers Major Power Outage
2012-07-31 15:06:19

The world's largest blackout took place on Tuesday, as 620 million people were left without government supplied electricity in India for several hours.

2011-07-05 06:55:00

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.

2011-06-30 13:47:36

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.

2008-09-18 06:50:00

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.

2006-08-13 21:59:36

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.

2006-06-11 19:57:43

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.

2005-09-12 16:36:21

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.

2005-08-04 17:24:04

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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