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TikTok, WeChat targeted by Trump executive order; Lebanese president details blast investigation; Russia's vaccine shortcut

Citing national security grounds, US President Donald Trump has ordered a sweeping but vague ban on dealings with the Chinese owners of the popular social media apps TikTok and WeChat, And, Lebanese President Michel Aoun announced that the blast investigation would encompass three levels of inquiry, including the possibility of foreign interference. Also, Moscow has taken a shortcut toward a coronavirus vaccine, with some medical workers and government employees in Russia’s capital being eligible to receive what is being deemed the world’s first vaccine.

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Barr testifies on Mueller probe; Former Malaysia PM found guilty; Bush fires killed or displaced 3 billion animals

US Attorney General William Barr heads to Capitol Hill today and will face questioning on what critics argue is a politicization of the Justice Department. And, in a case seen by many as a test of Malaysia’s resolve to stamp out corruption, the country’s former prime minister, Najib Razak, was found guilty of corruption Tuesday. Also, a new study has found that almost 3 billion animals were killed or displaced in the recent devastating bush fires in Australia.

US orders Chinese Consulate in Houston closed; Middleman in Malta journalist's murder in critical condition; Scream into Iceland’s abyss

The United States has ordered China to close its consulate in Houston. And, the self-confessed middleman in the 2017 murder of Maltese journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia is in critical condition with knife wounds today, hours before he was due to give evidence in the case. Also, US President Donald Trump has signed a memorandum that would prevent undocumented immigrants in the US from being counted when US congressional voting districts are next redrawn.

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Sarkozy popularity dips

Sarkozy's poll numbers are down, and Sarkozy's glamorous lifestyle has alienated some voters, while an economic slowdown has others worried about the future

Global Hit - Carla Bruni

Supermodel-turned-singer Carla Bruni can now add First Lady of France to her resume. Bruni married France's president Nicholas Sarkozy over the weekend. But her recording career is not over. Anchor Lisa Mullins has today's Global Hit.