South Africa has been battered by record blackouts over the past year, triggered by mounting problems at the beleaguered power utility Eskom.
The blackout hit as many people began returning to the capital for work and school after the Christmas and New Year break.
Around 125,000 households were affected at height of incident due to complete blackout for almost an hour.
Electricity has been restored to Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan after a massive blackout in the region left millions of people without power.
Powerful storm barrels toward southern California after flooding highways, toppling trees, and causing mudslides in areas burned bare by recent fires across the northern part of the US state.
Authorities failed to prepare for the weather despite warnings.
A rare deep freeze in Texas raises demand for power and forces the US state's electric grid operator to impose rotating blackouts, leaving nearly three million customers without electricity.
The blackout left millions of people in darkness and is one of the worst that the country has experienced.
Tens of thousands of people fled their homes in high-risk areas ahead of the category 5 storm's arrival due to major flooding and landslide risks.
The island's power company said a major power line failure in the southern part of the US island territory knocked out electric service to almost all customers.
Georgia Power says a fire caused extensive damage to an underground electrical facility, impacting substations serving Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. Over 1,000 flights were cancelled.
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