Sharulatha Pandian

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San Francisco earthquake: Is the 'Big One' coming?

A 4.0 magnitude earthquake on the Hayward fault line has increased fears that the 'Big One' could come any day<p>When and where did the latest earthquake happen?<p>The Hayward fault line experienced a 4.0 magnitude earthquake at 6.49am (2.49pm BST), on August 18. The quake occurred in northern …

Kim Jong-un puts troops on 'war footing' after two Koreas exchange artillery fire

North Korea’s leader Kim Jong-un has put his troops on a war footing and threatened “indiscriminate strikes” on the South, prompting “deep concern” in Washington over the latest rise in tensions on the Korean peninsula.<p>Kim said on Thursday evening his troops were in a “quasi-state of war” and …

North Korea

ISIS claims responsibility for Cairo car bomb that wounds 29

<b>Cairo (CNN) —</b> ISIS claimed responsibility for a car bomb attack that wounded at least 29 people in Cairo early Thursday, saying it was retribution for the execution of six men in May.<p>The car detonated near the National Security Building in the northern suburb of Shubra al-Kheemag, Egypt's Health …

Extremism

9 arrested in St. Louis protest over shooting

ST. LOUIS — Police made nine arrests and used tear gas to clear a street when about 150 people gathered Wednesday evening to protest a shooting earlier in the day that left a black suspect dead.<p>The crowd ignored police commands and threw glass bottles and rocks at officers, St. Louis Police Chief …

Law Enforcement

Opinion: Great news: Investors are dumping U.S. stocks

Last week came the news that American investors were unloading U.S. stocks like sailors throwing ballast overboard a sinking ship.<p>In the first seven …

Drought-stricken California’s San Joaquin Valley is sinking, NASA says

It sounds like the plot of a disaster movie that somehow fuses the dangers of drought, earthquakes and overpopulation — “Mad Max” meets “Soylent Green.”<p>First, we burned too many fossil fuels. Planet Earth heated up. Meanwhile, in a beautiful state known for its endless sunshine, legislators made it …

Water

10 things in tech you need to know today

<b>1. Snapchat generated just $3.1 million in revenue last year.</b> That's according to leaked financial documents obtained by Gawker.<p><b>2. Uber allegedly hired a convicted murderer who applied to be a driver with a fake name.</b> A complaint filed by the San Francisco District Attorney's office claims there …