Hong Kong’s pro-democracy paper shutters

June 23, 2021

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Last issue of Apple Daily arrive at a newspaper booth in Hong Kong, early Thursday, June 24, 2021.

The last issue of Apple Daily arrives at a newspaper booth in Hong Kong, June 24, 2021.

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The Apple Daily, Hong Kong’s biggest pro-democracy newspaper, is publishing its final issue. The move comes a week after authorities froze the outlet’s bank accounts, raided its offices and arrested top editors. And, Hambali, an Indonesian pegged as al-Qaeda’s mastermind in Southeast Asia, was accused of plotting the “second wave” of 9/11 attacks. Now, after languishing at Guantanamo, Hambali will get his day in court in Washington, DC, this summer. Also, a heat wave in Russia has people heading to Siberia to play in the permafrost and cool down.

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