Seattle becomes first U.S. city to outlaw caste discrimination after council vote Seattle became the first U.S. city to outlaw caste discrimination on Tuesday, after its local council voted to add caste to the city’s anti-discrimination laws. The move addresses an issue important to the area’s South Asian diaspora, particularly […]Continue Reading
What is Ash Wednesday?
Today (February 22) marks an important date in the Christian calendar – Ash Wednesday. Ash Wednesday is a holy day of prayer and fasting in many Western Christian denominations. It is preceded by Shrove Tuesday and marks the first day of Lent (the six weeks of penitence before Easter). It […]Continue Reading
Headlight flashing: What does it mean and is it illegal? This common driver communication signal has more meanings than you realize. Flashing headlights can actually mean a few different things, depending on the context. Fortunately, it only takes a second to check the two most common things the other driver […]Continue Reading
Free Subway Rides for the Elderly
In South Korea, free subway rides for the elderly become a political headache Every day, 71-year-old Park Gyung-sun delivers flowers, documents and other packages around Seoul – a job popular among senior citizens who are entitled to ride the city’s subways for free. The work, dubbed “silver delivery” in South […]Continue Reading
Asteroid Hits Earth
While the U.S. was busy celebrating the Super Bowl on Sunday night, Europeans had their own spectacle. Early Monday morning, a bright flash streaked across the skies over Western Europe as an asteroid discovered just hours earlier made its impact with Earth’s atmosphere. The asteroid, dubbed Sar2667, was first detected […]Continue Reading