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Unrest spreads in western China Map of Kashgar China  Unrest in volatile region of Xinjiang spread to a second city, with police breaking up fresh protests. At least 156 people died and 800 were hurt Angry Uighurs defy Chinese police Map of Urumqi China  New protests have flared in the western city of Urumqi, two days after more than 150 people died in clashes between police and demonstrators   Restive city under curfew Map of Urumqi China  A curfew has been imposed on the city in western China for a second night after ethnic riots on Sunday which left 156 people dead Troops flood into riot city Map of Urumqi China  Thousands of security forces have been deployed in the city of Urumqi in Xinjiang region to try to end deadly ethnic clashes Riot city 'under control'   The situation in the city of Urumqi is now under control after the deployment of thousands of troops Urumqi bans illegal public assembly   A city in China's far west that witnessed deadly protests has banned public assembly without police approval Stores reopen in Urumqi after protests   Xinhua: Retailers in the city, and other cities in the region have resumed business Plague death toll rises   A third man has died of pneumonic plague in north-western China where a town of more than 10,000 people has been sealed off Lead poisons at least 615 children   Abnormal lead levels have been detected in children living near a smelting plant in northwest China. 166 were hospitalized   Dalai Lama to visit typhoon-hit Taiwan
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B. 02-11 China kills 13,000 birds to control epidemic Xinjiang, Western China
2. 03-09 Tensions high in advance of anniversary Tibet
D. 03-09 Dalai Lama renews autonomy call Dharamsala, India
4. 03-27 Holiday marks Tibet 'liberation' Tibet
F. 03-31 Dalai Lama thanks India India
07-05 Scores killed in China protests Urumqi, Western China
H. 07-06 Unrest spreads in western China Kashgar, Western China

Holiday marks Tibet 'liberation'  The Chinese authorities are marking marking the new national holiday'Serfs' Liberation Day' to celebrate the start of Chinese rule in Tibet in...   Dalai Lama thanks India  Dalai Lama expresses his gratitude to the country that took him in as a refugee 50 years ago Scores killed in China protests Map of Urumqi China
Tibet activists arrested during Wen visit China kills 13,000 birds to control epidemic Tensions high in advance of anniversary  March 10 marks the 50th anniversary of the failed uprising against Chinese rule. Pro-Tibet supporters have marched in London Dalai Lama renews autonomy call   Dalai Lama refused visa for peace summit

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  South Africa has refused the Tibetan spiritual leader a visa to attend an international peace conference in Johannesburg

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  Violence in restive western region of Xinjiang has left at least 140 people dead and more than 800 injured
 Several hundred people were arrested after a protest, in Urumqi turned violent. Exiled Uighur leader says police fired on students. The protest was prompted by a deadly fight between Uighurs and Han Chinese last month

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  Taiwan President Ma Ying-jeou said that the country will allow a visit by the Dalai Lama to pray for the victims of the typhoon-battered island
Aug.30     Dalai Lama arrives in Taiwan
  The Dalai Lama arrived on a visit that will include prayers for victims of Typhoon Morakot, but which has raised the ire of neighboring China
Aug.31   Dalai Lama disputes China's claims  The Dalai Lama on a visit that includes prayers for recent typhoon victims has rebutted China's claims that he is there for political reason...

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Sep.4   Five killed as protesters, police clash
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  Thousands of Han Chinese have been protesting over an unexplained spate of stabbings with syringes
Sep.5   Leaders axed after rioting
Map of Xinjiang China  A Communist Party leader and police chief in the troubled western region of Xinjiang have been sacked   M.D.s: Some reports mistaken Map of Urumqi China  With reports of alleged syringe stabbings, with doctors saying some people have incorrectly concluded they were attacked with needles

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Oct.20   Many 'missing' after riots   Human Rights Watch: Dozens of ethnic Uighurs have disappeared since being detained in the wake of the riots in Xinjiang region Oct.31   Guantanamo Uighurs sent to Palau  Six Chinese Uighur inmates from the US detention centre have been transferred to the Pacific island nation of Palau

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Dec.24   Five more face execution for role riots   22 defendants went on trial by the Intermediate People's Court for their roles in summer riots that killed around 200 people

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