Virus cases in China top SARS as evacuations begin

A Japanese chartered plane carrying evacuees from Wuhan, China, landed at Haneda international airport in Tokyo Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2020, in Tokyo. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)

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Hong Kong police fire tear gas, rubber bullets at protesters

Protesters react to tear gas during a large protest near the Legislative Council in Hong Kong, Wednesday, June 12, 2019. Hong Kong police have used tear gas and high-pressure hoses against thousands of protesters opposing a highly controversial extradition bill outside government headquarters. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)

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Swine fever adds to China’s economic headaches

In this photo taken Friday, Aug. 31, 2018, pigs are seen in a hog pen in a village in Linquan county in central China’s Anhui province. Reeling from rising feed costs in Beijing’s tariff fight with U.S. President Donald Trump, Chinese pig farmers face a new blow from an outbreak of African swine fever that has sent an economic shockwave through the countryside. (Chinatopix Via AP) Continue reading

Magnitude 6.9 Earthquake Papua New Guinea, 6.4 Earthquake China


M 6.9 – 78km WNW of Kandrian, Papua New Guinea

Time: 2016-10-17 06:14:58 (UTC);    Location: 6.053°S 148.862°E;    Depth: 35.0 km

M 6.4 – 135km NE of Dartang, China

Time: 2016-10-17 07:14:50 (UTC);    Location: 32.910°N 94.872°E;    Depth: 32.1 km