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Wind turbine breaks apart at Australian Antarctic base

Wind turbine breaks apart at Australian Antarctic base

The blades of a wind turbine at an Australian Antarctic base broke off and narrowly missed a storage building as they crashed to the ground, officials said on Wednesday, forcing the icy outpost to switch to backup power.

Czech voters seen handing power to billionaire businessman Babis

Czech voters seen handing power to billionaire businessman Babis

Czechs voted on Saturday in the final day of a parliamentary election likely to bring a billionaire businessman to power on promises to cut taxes, weed out political corruption and stand firm against immigration.

Hurricane Nate moves north from US Gulf Coast

Hurricane Nate moves north from US Gulf Coast

Nate eased quickly overnight from one of the fastest-moving hurricanes ever to hit the US Gulf Coast to a fitful and deteriorating tropical depression, but only after flooding streets and casinos.

Irma toll at 82 as 1.5mn in Florida remain without power

Irma toll at 82 as 1.5mn in Florida remain without power

Irma, which had ranked as one of the most powerful Atlantic storms on record before striking the US mainland as a Category 4 hurricane on Sunday, has been blamed for at least 82 deaths.

Millions of households go without power in Taiwan

Millions of households go without power in Taiwan

Taiwan said on Wednesday it was investigating a massive power blackout that hit businesses and residential homes, affecting close to seven million households on the heavily industrialised island amid sweltering heat.

Modi, marking three years in power, opens India's longest bridge

Modi, marking three years in power, opens India's longest bridge

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, marking three years in power, on Friday inaugurated the country's longest bridge that spans the vast Brahmaputra River in the northeastern state of Assam.

Qatar ban to cover 40-60 watt tungsten bulbs

Qatar ban to cover 40-60 watt tungsten bulbs

The import and sale of 40-60 watts incandescent tungsten bulbs will be banned in Qatar from November 1.

Officials explore scope for GCC water grid

Officials explore scope for GCC water grid

Senior officials of the Gulf region's power and water sectors have explored the possibility and scope of establishing a water grid between the member states.

Saudis to push oil output higher but won't flood market - sources

Saudis to push oil output higher but won't flood market - sources

Saudi Arabia's oil output will edge up close to record highs in coming weeks to meet summer demand for power but is unlikely to be pushed to the limit and flood global markets, Saudi-based industry sources said.

Nigerian workers slam power tariff hike

Nigerian workers slam power tariff hike

Thousands of Nigerian workers took to the streets yesterday to protest against a 45% increase in electricity prices that they say will hit the country’s poorest.

Nebras Power acquires QEWC stakes in Oman power firm

Nebras Power acquires QEWC stakes in Oman power firm

Nebras Power has entered into an agreement to acquire Qatar Electricity and Water Company's (QEWC) stake in Oman-based Phoenix Power Company and Phoenix Operating and Maintenance Company.