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Indignant In India: Blackouts Have Millions 'Fuming'

"Powerless," "clueless," "dismaying." Those are just some of the words being used as Indians rant about the massive outages that have hit the nation this week.

Why Did So Many People Lose Power In India?

Steve Inskeep talks with New York Times New Delhi correspondent Gardiner Harris about the massive power outage in India. Officials late yesterday said electric service had been restored to most of the 670 million or so people who lost it.

As Islamists Gain, Mali's Tradition Under Threat

The wanton destruction of ancient U.N. World Heritage sites in fabled Timbuktu has come to symbolize the twin crises in Mali. In a matter of weeks, the once apparently stable Sahara Desert nation imploded with a rebellion in the north, followed by a coup in the south.

Political Stumbles Mark Romney's Trip Abroad

Mitt Romney headed home on Tuesday after an overseas trip to three countries. The presumptive Republican nominee visited Poland, where he delivered a speech in Warsaw. He also visited the United Kingdom and Israel.

India's Infrastructure To Blame For Mass Blackouts

Audie Cornish talks to Kalpana Kochha, chief economist for South Asia at the World Bank. They discuss India's energy crisis and how the country can improve its infrastructure.

Second Day Of Mass Power Outages Rocks India

There were more power outages in India on Tuesday, and the second day of cuts was even worst than the first. More than 600 million people were left without power after elements of the national grid failed in a broad swath right across northern India.