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Hong Kong pro-democracy paper Apple Daily announces closure after crackdown

Hong Kong's pro-democracy newspaper Apple Daily announced its closure on Wednesday.

Driving the news: The closure comes after the paper founded by imprisoned tycoon Jimmy Lai had its assets frozen under China's national security law — days after the sweeping led to the arrest last week of five senior Apple Daily executives in a raid by some 500 police officers.

Editor's note: This a breaking news story. Please check back for updates.

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