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Taiwan, hit by power outage, works to restore supply by evening
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Taiwan, hit by power outage, works to restore supply by evening

Tech powerhouse Taiwan started phased blackouts islandwide on Thursday after an outage at a coal- and gas-fired power plant hit…
Myanmar protesters urge ‘guerrilla strikes’ as internet blackout widens
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Myanmar protesters urge ‘guerrilla strikes’ as internet blackout widens

(Reuters) -People in Myanmar opposed to the military junta marched, observed strikes and scrambled to overcome a shutdown of the…
Iran, pressured by blackouts and pollution, targets Bitcoin
Middle East

Iran, pressured by blackouts and pollution, targets Bitcoin

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran’s capital and major cities plunged into darkness in recent weeks as rolling outages left millions…
Internet shutdown fuels Kashmir fake news battle
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Internet shutdown fuels Kashmir fake news battle

A communications blackout in India’s powder keg Kashmir region is fueling a fake news war with Pakistan, as both sides…
Venezuela’s Guaido stripped of immunity, can face prosecution
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Venezuela’s Guaido stripped of immunity, can face prosecution

Venezuelan lawmakers loyal to President Nicolas Maduro stripped opposition leader Juan Guaido’s immunity Tuesday — and authorized the high court…
China offers help to Venezuela to restore power
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China offers help to Venezuela to restore power

BEIJING (Reuters) – China offered on Wednesday to help Venezuela restore its power grid, after President Nicolas Maduro accused US…
Venezuela’s Guaido calls for new rally as lawmakers declare ‘alarm’
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Venezuela’s Guaido calls for new rally as lawmakers declare ‘alarm’

Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido on Monday called for a new mass demonstration as a devastating blackout that has left…
Venezuela still in dark, Guaido wants ‘state of alarm’ declared
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Venezuela still in dark, Guaido wants ‘state of alarm’ declared

Venezuela’s opposition leader Juan Guaido will ask lawmakers on Monday to declare a “state of alarm” over the country’s devastating…
After decade of Hamas, Gaza short on freedom, jobs, electricity
Middle East

After decade of Hamas, Gaza short on freedom, jobs, electricity

Grim records mark the 10th anniversary of Hamas rule in Gaza — the longest-ever daily electricity and water cuts, 60…
Palestinian power struggle threatens further Gaza power cuts
Middle East

Palestinian power struggle threatens further Gaza power cuts

When Gaza’s 2 million residents break their dawn-to-dusk fast during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, much of the territory…
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