IMD issues ‘red alert’ for heavy showers in eastern India

NEW DELHI: The weather office has issued a ‘red alert’ for heavy showers in eastern India and an ‘orange alert’ for parts of northern India in the next few days. The red alert advises people to take action, while the orange alert tells them to be prepared. Forecast for heavy rain in Punjab, Uttarakhand, and … Read more

‘Stop yelling’, officer told gasping George Floyd

Image copyright Twitter/Ruth Richardson Image caption George Floyd repeatedly told the police officers who detained him that he could not breathe The US police officer accused of George Floyd’s murder told him to stop talking as he repeatedly gasped under the man’s knee, according to court documents. The unarmed black man cried out for his … Read more

United Airlines to furlough up to 36,000 staff

Image copyright Getty Images United Airlines says up to 36,000 of its workers could be furloughed due to the coronavirus pandemic. That amounts to almost half of the company’s total US-based frontline workforce. “Throughout this crisis, we have been honest and direct with you about our need to right-size our workforce to match travel demand,” … Read more

As parts of Australia go back into lockdown, what hope is there for the rest of the world?

One by one, the countries and territories that seemed most on top of the coronavirus are seeing second and third waves of the virus, pointing again to the immense difficulty of containing the pandemic even with partial border closures and quarantines in place. While the number of cases in both places pales in comparison to … Read more

Trump scorns science — and wants his scientists to do the same

Within hours, Vice President Mike Pence, the head of the White House coronavirus task force, said the CDC would issue new guidelines. “The President said today we just don’t want the guidance to be too tough, and that’s the reason why, next week, the CDC’s going to be issuing a new set of tools, five … Read more