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Michael Lipin

Michael covers international news for VOA on the web, radio and TV, specializing in the Middle East and East Asia Pacific. He joined VOA in its Hong Kong bureau before relocating to Washington. Michael developed his journalism career in Hong Kong, his hometown, gaining experience at CNN International, Asia Television and the Hong Kong Standard newspaper as a writer, editor, reporter, producer and occasional anchor. Follow him on Twitter @Michael_Lipin or on Google Plus
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An image grab taken from a video released by the Islamic State (IS) group through Al-Furqan Media via YouTube allegedly shows British freelance photojournalist, John Cantlie, at an undisclosed location in which he says he is being held captive, Sept. 18,

British Journalist John Cantlie Purportedly Shown in IS Video

In three-minute YouTube video, orange-clad man promises to 'convey some facts' in a series of 'programs,' about jihadist group More

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