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Israel briefly detains two Washington Post journalists
William Booth, The Post‘s Jerusalem bureau chief, and Sufian Taha, a reporter, were conducting interviews at Damascus Gate in the holy city when Israeli border police detained them for just over half an hour. The government initially said the incident was “probably the result of an unfortunate misunderstanding.” WASHINGTON POST

Second sedition arrest in India as former lecturer is held
The police in New Delhi arrested a former university lecturer on suspicion of sedition early Tuesday, the second arrest in a week on the colonial-era charge, as student and teacher protests against the government continued. NEW YORK TIMES

Apple opposes order to help unlock California shooter’s phone
Apple Inc opposed a court ruling on Tuesday that ordered it to help the FBI break into an iPhone recovered from a San Bernardino shooter, heightening a dispute between tech companies and law enforcement over the limits of encryption. REUTERS

Broadcast journalist killed in the Phillippines
Elvis Banggoy Ordaniza, 49, reporter of Pagadian-based Power 99FM, was shot to death in his home. He is the first journalist to die in 2016 in the Phillippines and the 85th since 1992. GULF NEWS

Chinese journalist barred from travelling to the U.S. to accept Harvard Award
Yang Jisheng, a retired Chinese journalist with state media Xinhua News, has been banned from traveling to the U.S. to accept an award for his work, the Guardian reported Monday. Yang was selected for Harvard University’s Louis M Lyons Award in December in recognition of his 2008 book “Tombstone: The Great Chinese Famine, 1958-1962.”
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS TIMES