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Need to Know News: China's 'incredible' Ye denies doping allegations; India hit by second, even larger power outage
July 31st, 2012
10:00 AM ET

Need to Know News: China's 'incredible' Ye denies doping allegations; India hit by second, even larger power outage

Each day, we here at "Piers Morgan Tonight" put together the news you need to know – from what happened last night to what will happen today.

For July 31, 2012 – China's 'incredible' Ye Shiwen denies doping allegations, India hit by second, even larger power outage and Yannick Agnel, Missy Franklin and Matt Grevers win gold on bad night for Ryan Lochte...

• China's 'incredible' Ye Shiwen denies doping allegations: "Chinese swimmer Ye Shiwen has strongly denied that she's a drugs cheat following a series of record-breaking swims at the Olympics in the past few days. 'My achievements derive from diligence and hard work, I will never use drugs. Chinese athletes are clean,' Ye told reporters late Monday."

• India hit by second, even larger power outage: "India suffered its second huge, crippling power failure in two days Tuesday, depriving as much as half of the vast and populous country, or up to 600 million people, of electricity and disrupting transport networks."

In Poland, Mitt Romney heralds economic freedom: "Mitt Romney's speech in Warsaw Tuesday – his last on a week-long foreign tour – offered effusive praise for Poland, the country that has proved to be the smoothest stop on his three-nation trip."

• Do the Olympics cost too much for host cities: "Hosting the Olympic Games is a lot like throwing the world's largest - and most expensive - party. The costs are legion. And most of it happens on the taxpayer dime."

Missy Franklin and Matt Grevers win gold on bad night for Ryan Lochte: "American medal hope Ryan Lochte struggled to keep up with his rivals as he finished fourth. The U.S. did enjoy some success in the pool later, with two consecutive gold medals ensuring they ended the day second in the medal table."
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    Wow !! Twice the size of USA outage. India is falling apart.

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    Very surprising that Indians did not blame the Taliban Haqqani Network for this Power Network outage.......YET !!!!

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  8. Phyllis

    I was watching this Piers Morgan TV show this evening. That was the interview with Michael Johnson. While Mr Johnson was commenting the Chinese swimmer Ye Shiwen's performance, Pier Morgan was raising his voice saying " ...cheating..shameful...they should not come to Olympics..." several times. His statement was referring to that Chinese swimmer and the badminton team. I thought it was an interview for comment from the guest , not from the TV host, Pier Morgan. I was irritated from Morgan's comment because it showed how much prejudice he has towards Chinese athelates. I hope Morgan can leave the adjudication to the judges of the Olympic game. Shameful Pier Morgan.

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