This might sound strange, but I was on the streets of New Delhi when the power went out Tuesday and I didn't learn about the biggest blackout in history until I read about it later online.
The roads did seem particularly crowded, even for New Delhi. And it did seem odd that the streets were clogged with children in school uniforms and lines of office workers so early in the day.
Originally published on Wed August 1, 2012 3:54 pm
Government prosecutors in Russia have brought criminal charges against a leading dissident, Alexei Navalny.
Navalny writes a popular blog that points to alleged corruption in the Russian government, and he helped lead the anti-government protests in Moscow this past winter.
He says the charges — that he stole timber from a state-owned company — are part of a campaign to crack down on opposition by Russian President Vladimir Putin and his regime.
This is the day 67 years ago Syria created its modern army. President Bashar Assad released a statement saying the country depends on its troops to win the war against the enemy.