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Iran accuses Israel of causing nuclear site blackout

Iran accuses Israel of causing nuclear site blackout

World
April 12 (UPI) -- Iran's Foreign Minister Javad Zarif on Monday accused Israel of being responsible for causing the blackout a day earlier at the Natanz nuclear facility in central Iran, vowing Tehran will take retaliatory measures, according to state-run media. Zarif made the comments before lawmakers during a national security and foreign policy commission, the Islamic Republic News Agency reported. Advertisement On Sunday, Iranian officials said an electrical circuit issue had caused a power outage at the Natanz site, with Ali Akbar Salehi, head of Iran's Atomic Energy Organization, describing the incident as an act of "nuclear terrorism." No casualties or contamination were reported, officials said. Zarif told the lawmakers that Iran's response will be to further advance its nuclear ...
George Floyd death: TV and radio stations mark ‘Blackout Tuesday’

George Floyd death: TV and radio stations mark ‘Blackout Tuesday’

Entertainment
Radio stations and TV channels have changed their programmes to mark "Blackout Tuesday", reflecting on George Floyd's death in police custody.BBC Radio 1Xtra is hosting a series of discussions and debates in support of the black community, with song choices that reflect black pride and identity.Many record labels and music stars have gone quiet to observe the initiative.MTV will go silent for eight minutes - the length of time a white police officer knelt on Mr Floyd's neck.The gesture will be replicated on other channels including VH1 and Comedy Central, while 4 Music will pause its output once an hour throughout the day.There will also be moments of reflection on BBC Radio 1 and Radio 2, while commercial radio stations includin...
Simultaneous blackout of online banking with many Indian lenders

Simultaneous blackout of online banking with many Indian lenders

Finance
Even as bank stocks took a knock in Mumbai trading on Tuesday, online banking operations of many domestic lenders came to a standstill. Banks attributed it to technical difficulties, but the simultaneous surfacing of the problem across many banks, including leading names, caused worries among customers. HDFC Bank, whose customers also faced similar difficulties, replied to a Twitter user expressing regret for the inconvenience caused. Similarly, Kotak Mahindra Bank informed one of its customers, facing a similar issue, the glitch was technical in nature and apologised for the trouble. Some users tweeted saying they were facing issues in logging into the net banking apps of lenders such as IDFC First Bank, Kotak Mahindra Bank and YES Bank. ETMarkets.com had a first-hand experience of this w...
YouTube blackout in middle of England match

YouTube blackout in middle of England match

Technology
US viewers watching the England v Croatia football World Cup semi-final on YouTube TV were left frustrated when the service went down in the middle of the match.The outage also disrupted viewing of a men's quarter-final match at Wimbledon.YouTube apologised, acknowledging "the timing is horrible". Service was resumed half an hour later, the firm said.Fans vented their annoyance on social media.It is not the first time the service has gone down at a crucial moment. In May it blacked out during a key NBA (National Basketball Association) match.In a tweet announcing the service was back, YouTube said it "understood the frustration".Google launched YouTube TV in April 2017, offering access to more than 50 traditional broadcast and ca...