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China city bans bearded, veiled people from buses

A city in China's restive western region of Xinjiang has banned people with head scarves, veils and long beards from boarding buses, as the government battles unrest with a policy that critics said discriminates against Muslims.

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31 killed in biggest attack in China's troubled Xinjiang

Explosives hurled from two vehicles which ploughed into an open market in China's troubled Xinjiang killed 31 people on Thursday, state media reported, the deadliest act of violence in the region in years. China called the att

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China blames militants for deadly station attack

China blamed militants from the restive far western region of Xinjiang on Sunday for an attack at a train station on the other side of the country by knife-wielding "terrorists" in which at least 33 died, including four of the assailan

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China blames Muslim extremists for attack

China said on Monday that Islamic militants mounted an attack in the restive western region of Xinjiang that left 11 people dead. The deaths follow a government crackdown on "illegal religious" activities at the start of the Muslim fasting

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Han Chinese protests flare in far-west city

Security forces in far-west China's strife-hit city of Urumqi used tear gas to break up fresh protests on Friday, as thousands of Han Chinese demanded better security after a scare over claimed attacks with syringes. The protesters massed

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Two killed in new China unrest

Chinese police shot dead two people on Monday in renewed unrest in the far northwestern region of Xinjiang, state media said, after at least 184 people died in riots last week. The official Xinhua news agency said the two people killed in

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Xinjiang protests resume as death toll hits 156

Hundreds of Uighur clashed with anti-riot police in the capital of China's Muslim region of Xinjiang on Tuesday, two days after ethnic unrest left 156 dead and more than 800 injured. The protesters said their family members had been ar

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