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Several parts of Karachi plunge into darkness after power failure

KARACHI: Several parts of Karachi plunged into darkness after a major breakdown took place in the electricity supply system of K-Electric, ARY News reported. A unit of Bin Qasim power generation plant and an extra high tension line of K-Electric developed ‘a technical fault. Almost 40 percent of the megapolis was deprived of electricity supply for several hours since 5:00pm in the evening. The affected areas include Old City areas, FC Area, Liaquatabad, Nazimabad, Karimabad, DHA Phase IV, North Karachi, Korangi,…

Paris choked by worst winter pollution in a decade

PARIS: Paris was smothered Wednesday by its worst winter pollution in a decade, with commuters enjoying free public transport and half of all cars ordered off the road to try to clear the air. The surge in pollution has been driven by cold weather and near windless conditions that have trapped exhaust fumes, smoke from wood fires and other pollutants, according to the French capital's AirParif air monitoring service. Although bad by Paris standards, current levels of fine airborne particles, or PM10, are around 60…