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Australia to Help Some Citizens Leave China | Voice of America

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA – Australia will help some citizens leave Hubei province in China, the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak, and quarantine them on Christmas Island, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said Wednesday following a briefing by the Chinese government. “We have taken a decision this morning to prepare a plan for …

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Major earthquake rocks Caribbean at 10km depth: USGS | World

HAVANA: A major earthquake that hit the Caribbean Tuesday rocked the Cuban capital Havana, causing buildings to be evacuated and briefly sending hundreds of people into the streets. The quake rattled several tall buildings in the city, which were immediately evacuated. The earthquake was felt in several provinces including Guantanamo …

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US Charges Harvard, Boston University Officials over Dealings with China | Voice of America

The U.S. government on Tuesday charged a Harvard University department chair and a Boston University employee with failing to disclose their dealings with Chinese research agencies while receiving federal research funding. Prosecutors charged Charles Lieber, chair of Harvard University’s Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, with lying about his participation …

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Afghan Students in Wuhan Grow Despondent | Voice of America

More than 60 Afghan students are among foreigners stranded in Wuhan, China. Their families in Afghanistan say these students are hurting psychologically since the city has been on lockdown. Food and supplies are running out, and they are losing hope of leaving the city. Today, the Afghan government asked China …

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