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Britons warned to steer clear of Turkey as 1,700 protesters arrested after riots rock the country for a third day

The Foreign Office has warned against travel to various parts of Turkey except in cases of emergency following another day of rioting.

Tens of thousands took to the streets in the country’s four biggest cities yesterday – the third day of anti-government protests – with demonstrators clashing with riot police, who repelled them with tear […]

Hu Says China Will Deal Harshly With Instigators

URUMQI, China, July 9 — Chinese President Hu Jintao and other top leaders of the Communist Party vowed Thursday to severely punish those responsible for the bloody, ethnically charged clashes this week in the far western region of Xinjiang.

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Chinese troops flood streets after riots

URUMQI, China (AP) – Thousands of Chinese troops flooded into this city Wednesday to separate feuding ethnic groups after three days of communal violence left 156 people dead, and a senior Communist Party official vowed to execute those guilty of murder in the rioting in western China.

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Uprising in Urumqi

Authoritarian states are typically less stable than they appear, and China is no exception. This week’s ethnic riots in western Xinjiang province are the deadliest on record since the end of the Cultural Revolution in the 1970s. Until the Chinese government is truly accountable to its citizens — both the majority Han and other ethnic […]

Xinjiang riot toll hits 156 as unrest spreads

URUMQI, China (Reuters) – Chinese police dispersed 200 people gathering outside a mosque in the Silk Road city of Kashgar, the day after ethnic riots killed 156 in the capital of the Muslim Xinjiang region, state media said on Tuesday.