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13,000 Xinjiang ‘terrorists’ arrested since 2014: China - Dotemirates
18/03/2019

13,000 Xinjiang ‘terrorists’ arrested since 2014: China

BEIJING: China says it has arrested nearly 13,000 people it describes as terrorists in the traditionally Islamic region of Xinjiang since 2014 and broken up hundreds of “terrorist gangs.”The figures were included in a government report on the situation in the restive northwestern territory that seeks to respond to growing criticism over the internment of an estimated 1 million members of the Uighur (WEE-gur) and other predominantly Muslim ethnic groups.China describes the camps as vocational training centers and says participation is voluntary. Former detainees say they were held in abusive conditions, forced to renounce Islam and swear allegiance to China’s...


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Pope Francis during Easter vigil: reject the ‘glitter of wealth’

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For Years, Woman's Ulcers Came And Went. How Her Daughter Helped Cure Her

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Ukraine election: Voters to choose between comic and tycoon

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionPetro Poroshenko and Volodymyr Zelensky held a long-awaited head-to-head televised debate at Kiev's Olympic stadium Ukrainians will head to the polls shortly in a run-off election to pick the country's next president.Voters face a stark choice between tycoon Petro Poroshenko, the incumbent president, and television comedian Volodymyr Zelensky, new to politics.The TV celebrity is favourite in the polls, having dominated the first round of voting three weeks ago when 39 candidates were on the ticket.Poll stations will open 08:00 local (05:00 GMT) and close 12 hours later.A court in the capital, Kiev,...