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`Solarstorm in 2012 could cause blackouts at Olympics`

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 03, 2010, 17:17

A likely solar storm in 2012, coinciding with the Olympics in London, could disrupt all communication systems on earth.

Web censorship intensifies in China

Last Updated: Sunday, January 31, 2010, 14:17

China issued 62 media blackouts in 2009, banning media from reporting on issues ranging from public protests to photos of a topless actress in the Caribbean, according to a report on Sunday.

Brazil blames vast blackouts on short circuits

Last Updated: Tuesday, November 17, 2009, 12:49

Blackouts that darkened much of Brazil last week were caused by short circuits in a power substation that prompted the shutdown of three key transmission lines from the planet`s second-largest hydroelectric dam.

Lights back in Brazil after outage hits up to 60M

Last Updated: Wednesday, November 11, 2009, 21:02

Brazil emerged early Wednesday from a widespread power outage that plunged as many as 60 million people in at least nine states into darkness for hours, prompting security fears and concern from residents about another black eye for a country hosting the 2016 Olympic Games.