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Power back on after India blackouts

Factories and workshops across India are up and running again, a day after a major system collapse led to a second day of power outages and the worst blackout in history.

Sriyah, King's Theatre , Edinburgh

Bijayini Satpathy has a terrifying stare. One of the three dancers of the Nrityagram Dance Ensemble, she performs storytelling dances in the Indian classical style Odissi. When she evokes the destructive qualities of gods and goddesses, she goes from feminine delicacy to a fierce glare, looking perfectly ready to dance the world to death.

Ireland win the world's hearts but still not the ICC's minds

The Irish marked their great World Cup victory against the English yesterday. If they were not exactly dancing in O'Connell Street, the match in which they chased down a record 329 to win was prominently featured on media outlets all day.

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Ponting fit enough to 'play tomorrow'

Ricky Ponting will be fit for the World Cup. The Australian captain, speaking at yesterday's Allan Border Ceremony in Melbourne, said he was confident he will have recovered sufficiently from a broken finger to be part of the Australian team when the competition begins in just under two weeks.