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  • Wednesday August 5th, 2020

MORNING NEWS BRIEF [AUGUST 5, 2020]

MORNING NEWS BRIEF [AUGUST 5, 2020]

MORNING NEWS BRIEF [AUGUST 5, 2020] 150 150 Cambodia Development Center
HOT NEWS
  1. China vowed retaliation if the U.S. persisted in excluding visa extension for Chinese journalists in the U.S. as Chinese journalists were allowed to stay up to 90 days only. Source: Reuters
  2. Founder of Bytedance, TikTok’s parent company, defended the plan to sell TikTok’s U.S. operations, seeing it as the only way to prevent it from being banned from the U.S. Source:  BBC
  3. 78 people were killed and about 4,000 others were injured in a massive blast at a port warehouse near Lebanon’s capital Beirut, sending shockwaves across the city. Source: Reuters
WORLD
  1. Benjamin Netanyahu warned Hezbollah that Israel is always ready to take any action to defend themselves, following the attempted explosion at the Golan Heights. Source: Washington Post
  2. Afghan security forces claimed they had regained control over the Jalalabad prison after at least 29 people were killed in the battle with ISIL-affiliated gunmen. Source: Al Jazeera
  3. The UN revealed that more than one billion students in 160 countries are heavily affected by coronavirus that has caused a major shutdown of educational institutes. Source: Al Jazeera
REGIONS
  1. Australian PM Scott Morison said that there is no evidence suggesting that the popular short-video app TikTok should be banned after US officials said it poses a national risk. Source: The Straits Times
  2. Sri Lankans were seen at the polls to cast their vote for the parliamentary election after  it had been postponed twice this year due to the coronavirus pandemic. Source: CNA
  3. Vietnam is reportedly running short of the COVID-19 testing kits, which is one of the means to contain the pandemic in the country since the earlier outbreaks. Source: CNA
CAMBODIA
  1. The Cambodia Border Affairs Committee said the newly produced topographical maps between Cambodia and Vietnam are collaboratively produced by both sides. Source: Khmer Times 
  2. The new draft law that would restrict the way Cambodian people can dress in the public has caused public criticism as people see it as an infringement of their freedom. Source: Cambodianess 
  3. The  Ministry of Health reported that two new cases of COVID-19 are a Cambodian man returning from Pakistan and a Kazakh national from Kazakhstan. Source: Fresh News

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