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Friday, 17 July 2020

Hong Kong’s new national security law is prompting international media outlets to reconsider their presence in the Chinese territory, signaling the likely end of its status as a regional media base.

On This Day in American History
On July 17, 1996, Trans World Airlines flight 800 explodes shortly after taking off from New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport. All 230 aboard the Paris-bound Boeing 747 died. Some initially suspected terrorism or an errant U.S. Navy missile caused the crash, but in 2000, after a long and contentious investigation, U.S. officials concluded the cause was a mechanical failure leading to the ignition of one of the plane’s massive fuel tanks.

Iran has sentenced the brother of a VOA Persian TV host to eight years in prison as part of its practice of intimidating relatives of exiled Iranian journalists whose reporting it dislikes. The move has drawn denunciations from the Trump administration and VOA managers.

Asian countries feeling pressured by China over competing maritime claims expect the U.S. government to step up aid following Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s words of support this week, but only in severe cases and without risking conflict, scholars in the region believe.

VIDEO: The continuing spread of COVID-19 in the U.S. is making it very difficult for some Chinese Au Pairs to go back home. While they wait for flights to become available, they’ve been forced to spend money for temporary visas to avoid being deported.

Citing evidence of forced labor, the United States has blocked imports from the world’s top medical glove maker as health care despite a resurgence in coronavirus cases in some states. U.S. officials said the move “will not have a significant impact on total U.S. imports of this type of gloves.”

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