US Newspapers Urge China Not to Expel Their Journalists
The publishers of three major American newspapers have written an open letter asking China to reverse its recent decision to expel many of their correspondents working in the country.
The letter posted online on Tuesday referred to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, saying the expulsions threaten access to information at a time when it is needed most. It was signed by the publishers of The New York Times, The Washington Post and The Wall Street Journal.
7.5 Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Russia's Kuril Islands
A 7.5-magnitude earthquake struck Russia's Kuril Islands on Wednesday, news agency AFP reported, quoting the United States Geological Survey (USGS).
Sikh Religious Site Under Attack in Kabul
The Afghan interior ministry on Wednesday reported an attack on a Sikh religious site in Kabul. The attackers reportedly include suicide bombers.