URGENT: Hong Kong's Apple Daily folds under pressure after 26 years

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Hong Kong's pro-democracy newspaper Apple Daily folded under pressure from authorities after publishing its final print edition Thursday, putting an end to its 26-year history. The outspoken paper, which has long been a target for the authorities with its liberal stances, was seen as a beacon of press freedom in Hong Kong as its existence showed that diversity was tolerated, if not embraced, under the city's semiautonomous status within China.

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