Magnitude 5.5 earthquake rocks Southern California, no immediate reports of damage

A 5.5 magnitude earthquake struck on Wednesday in the California desert about 150 miles (241 km) northeast of Los Angeles, but there were no reports of damage or injuries in the sparsely populated area. The temblor hit in a sparsely populated area near the Mojave Desert community of Searles Valley but was felt across Southern … Read more Magnitude 5.5 earthquake rocks Southern California, no immediate reports of damage

Security guard injures 39 in knife attack at a kindergarten in China

A school security guard injured at least 39 people in a knife attack at a kindergarten in southern China on Thursday morning, state media reported. The motive remains unknown. The attack was an eerie throwback to deadly attacks at schools in China over past years that prompted security upgrades and that authorities have blamed largely … Read more Security guard injures 39 in knife attack at a kindergarten in China

Gandhi’s statue vandalised in US, Indian embassy registers complaint

Unknown miscreants have vandalised a statue of Mahatma Gandhi outside the Indian embassy in the US with graffiti and spray painting, prompting the mission officials to register a complaint with the local law enforcement agencies. The incident is reported to have taken place on the intervening night of June 2 and 3 in Washington DC. … Read more Gandhi’s statue vandalised in US, Indian embassy registers complaint

New Zealand says July likely too early to resume travel with Australia

WELLINGTON: New Zealand rejected calls by business leaders on Thursday to restart flights to Australia within a month as too short a timeframe. An Australian and New Zealand business lobby group said it intended to take a proposal to governments this week to kick off a travel bubble between the pair’s capital cities with a … Read more New Zealand says July likely too early to resume travel with Australia

Most Americans sympathize with protests, disapprove of Trump’s response: Survey

NEW YORK: A majority of Americans sympathize with nationwide protests over the death of an unarmed black man in police custody and disapprove of President Donald Trump’s response to the unrest, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll released on Tuesday. The demonstrations, some of which have turned violent, began last week after a Minneapolis police officer … Read more Most Americans sympathize with protests, disapprove of Trump’s response: Survey

Justin Trudeau: Trump questions render Trudeau speechless for 21 seconds | World News

TORONTO: Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Tuesday that Canadians are watching what’s unfolding in the United States with “horror and consternation” and he paused for 21 seconds when asked about US President Donald Trump and the use of tear gas against protesters to clear the way for a photo opportunity. Trudeau has long been … Read more Justin Trudeau: Trump questions render Trudeau speechless for 21 seconds | World News

Curfews, pandemic test voters in primaries held amid unrest

Voters navigated curfews and health concerns in a slate of primary contests on Tuesday that tested the nation’s ability to host elections amid dueling crises and moved Joe Biden closer to formally clinching the Democratic presidential nomination. In all, nine states and the District of Columbia held primary elections to decide a series of state … Read more Curfews, pandemic test voters in primaries held amid unrest

Everyone you know uses Zoom. That wasn’t the plan

Some cabinet secretaries’ Zoom screen names were visible, you could see which platform the cabinet was running its computers on, and most glaringly, the meeting ID was visible for all to see. The significance of the moment was not lost on the team at Zoom. “That was the big aha moment,” Zoom board member Santi … Read more Everyone you know uses Zoom. That wasn’t the plan

Female Fortune 500 CEOs reach an all-time high, but it’s still a small percentage

Even though the number of female CEOs is up, that’s still only 7.4% of the Fortune 500 ranked businesses compiled annually by the magazine. Last year there were 33, which was up from 24 from 2018. And to really put things in perspective, 20 years ago there were only two female-led companies, according to Fortune. … Read more Female Fortune 500 CEOs reach an all-time high, but it’s still a small percentage