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Cuba: Women, Children Protest with Human Chain Across Havana Highway

A large group of mainly women and children formed a human chain to block a major highway outside of Havana, Cuba, on Tuesday to protest the island’s poor living conditions, including worsening power outages, caused by the corruption and mismanagement of the country’s communist regime, the news website Cubanet reported on Tuesday.

Cuban mother and children block major highway into Havana, Cuba, August 2, 2022.

Expert: Sri Lanka Has Only 3 Days of Fuel Left

A Sri Lankan petroleum industry leader told reporters Thursday there is a limited amount of fuel to distribute among Sri Lankans and this supply is expected to last no more than two to three days, Sri Lanka’s Daily Mirror reported.

Sri Lankans wait in a queue to buy kerosene oil for cooking outside a fuel station in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Wednesday, May 11, 2022. Sri Lanka's defense ministry ordered security forces on Tuesday to shoot anyone causing injury to people or property to contain widespread arson and mob violence targeting …

Taiwan Claims Malfunction, Not Sabotage, Behind Giant Blackout

An electricity blackout that affected nearly 5.5 million households and businesses across Taiwan on Thursday was caused by a “human error” that resulted in an equipment malfunction at a power plant managed by the state-run Taiwan Power Co. (Taipower), Taiwan government officials announced late Thursday local time.

The Taipei 101 tower, once the worlds tallest building, and the Taipei skyline, are pictured from the top of Elephant Mountain on January 7, 2020 in Taipei, Taiwan. (Photo by Carl Court/Getty Images)