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Anonymous threatens China, Hong Kong authorities

Anonymous, the nebulous online activist group that uses hacking to further causes it supports, has threatened a major blackout of Chinese and Hong Kong government websites, and to leak tens of thousands of government email address details.

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Egypt launches new tender to import energy products

Egypt has launched a tender to import hundreds of thousands of tonnes of petroleum products in the third quarter of 2014, an energy official said, as the country tries to stave off a summer energy crisis. Egypt's government wa

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Kuwait orders blackout of 'plot' case

Kuwait has imposed a news blackout on an investigation into reports of a recording that implicates unnamed people in an alleged plot to overthrow the state's ruling system, state news agency Kuna said. Kuwait's public pros

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Iraq to pump $1.6bn into solar, wind projects

Iraq plans to spend up to $1.6 billion on solar and wind power stations over the next three years to add 400 megawatts to the national grid to help curb daily blackouts, an official from the ministry of electricity said on Monday.

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Opposition grows against anti-piracy bills

Some members of the US Congress switched sides to oppose antipiracy legislation as protests blanketed the internet on Wednesday, turning Wikipedia dark and putting black slashes on Google and other sites as if they had been censored. Conte

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Opposition grows against anti-piracy bills

Some members of the US Congress switched sides to oppose antipiracy legislation as protests blanketed the internet on Wednesday, turning Wikipedia dark and putting black slashes on Google and other sites as if they had been censored. Conte

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Time Warner, Fox reach deal to avoid blackout

Time Warner Cable and News Corp's Fox Networks agreed to a brief extension of their current carriage contract to avoid a blackout that would have prevented 13 million US homes from seeing TV shows like 'The Simpsons' and NFL footb

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Gulf states face blackouts says report

The Gulf region is likely to see more power shortages and blackouts as regional utilities struggle to deal with fast-rising power demand, Moody's Investor Service said. Rapid growth of economies and populations fuelled by record oil revenu

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