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Report: 100 children hurt in school stampede in Chinaupdated: Mon Nov 29 2010 03:41:00

Nearly 100 children were hurt in a stampede at an elementary school in northwest China on Monday, state media said.

Report: Factory fire in China forces airport to closeupdated: Sat Sep 25 2010 19:02:00

An explosion and fire at a plastic factory in northwestern China's Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region forced authorities to shut a nearby airport temporarily, the state-run Xinhua news agency reported Saturday.

Tourist bus crash kills 11 in Chinaupdated: Thu Sep 16 2010 11:11:00

At least 11 people were killed Thursday after a tourist bus fell into a ravine in northwestern China, the state-run Xinhua news agency reported.

A year after unrest, Xinjiang calmerupdated: Tue Jul 06 2010 02:08:00

One year after violent ethnic riots rocked Urumqi, life in the capital city of the Xinjiang region seems calmer, at least on the surface.

Earthquake hits border region of China, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistanupdated: Thu Jun 10 2010 05:29:00

A moderate earthquake rattled far-western China on Thursday, near its border with Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan, the U.S. Geological Survey reported.

Four sentenced to death over Urumqi riotsupdated: Tue Jan 26 2010 07:25:00

A Chinese court has sentenced four people to death for their roles in last year's deadly riots in the western city of Urumqi, state media said Tuesday.

Report: Nine people executed after China riotsupdated: Fri Dec 04 2009 02:22:00

Nine people have been executed in connection with ethnic riots last July that killed about 200 people in western China's Xinjiang region, the state-run China News Service reported Monday.

China says police killed 12 in Uyghur riotsupdated: Sun Jul 19 2009 07:50:00

China acknowledged Sunday that security forces shot dead 12 people during ethnic riots in the northwest earlier this month.

Death toll in China ethnic unrest rises to 184updated: Sat Jul 11 2009 05:22:00

At least 184 people died in last weekend's violent protests in China's far-west Xinjiang region, state-run media reported.

Report: Major mosques close in Urumqi, Chinaupdated: Fri Jul 10 2009 03:07:00

Five major mosques near the center of violence last weekend in Urumqi, the capital of China's far-west Xinjiang region, were closed Friday morning, state-run media reported.

Fresh protests follow Uyghur crackdownupdated: Tue Jul 07 2009 14:46:00

Several hundred people staged a new protest in Urumqi on Tuesday, demanding the release of relatives detained in connection with weekend demonstrations by ethnic Uyghur residents in China's far western Xinjiang region.

800 injured in China riotsupdated: Tue Jul 07 2009 09:40:00

Victims describe the riots in Urumqi, the capitol of China's Xinjiang region.

Unrest hits far western Chinaupdated: Tue Jul 07 2009 04:53:00

Chinese state media reports that more than 100 people have died in riots in the country's Xinjiang region.

Uyghurs: China's remote Muslim minorityupdated: Tue Jul 07 2009 04:53:00

China's remote Xinjiang region, hit by violence that officials say has left scores dead, has seen a recent surge in unrest involving ethnic Uyghurs.

Unrest among Uyghur residents in Chinaupdated: Tue Jul 07 2009 03:01:00

Ethnic Uyghur residents in Urumqi, capital of China's far west Xinjiang region, took to the streets Sunday afternoon in a rare public protest that prompted a police lockdown of the city.

Family in China set themselves on fire over disputeupdated: Mon Mar 09 2009 04:22:00

Three family members who set themselves on fire in Beijing last month were apparently protesting the demolition of their home and were demanding "too much" compensation, an official said.

China kills 13,000 birds to control 'epidemic'updated: Wed Feb 11 2009 02:18:00

China has killed 13,000 birds in the country's far northwest to control what it called an epidemic of bird flu, state media reported Tuesday.

Tibet quake toll lowered to 9, hundreds homelessupdated: Tue Oct 07 2008 04:28:00

A pair of earthquakes that struck Tibet on Monday killed nine people -- fewer than authorities originally reported, China's Ministry of Civil Affairs reported Tuesday.

China: Fourth baby dies from tainted formulaupdated: Thu Sep 18 2008 12:13:00

Chinese officials in the northwestern Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region reported the death of a fourth baby Thursday in the country's expanding contaminated infant formula case. The tainted milk powder has already sickened more than 6,200 babies.

China bus crash kills dozensupdated: Wed Aug 13 2008 02:35:00

A bus crash Tuesday in northwest China killed 25 passengers, most of them students, state-run media reported.

Three police officers slain in western Chinaupdated: Tue Aug 12 2008 17:05:00

An attack on a security checkpoint in northwestern China's Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region killed three members of the security force and wounded a fourth, state media reported Tuesday.

China explosionsupdated: Tue Aug 12 2008 17:05:00

Several explosions have rocked the Xinjiang province of China. CNN's Emily Chang reports. A China Threat From Pakistan? updated: Sun Aug 10 2008 14:00:00

Analysts believe revival of Muslim separatist insurgency in Xinjiang is aided by militants based in Pakistan

China on alert after deadly border attackupdated: Tue Aug 05 2008 12:11:00

Authorities have stepped up security ahead of this month's Beijing Olympics after an attack killed 16 police officers and injured 16 more in northwestern China, state-run media reported on Tuesday.

China: Olympic terror plot foiledupdated: Thu Jul 24 2008 10:18:00

Police in China have "cracked" an international terrorist group that was planning to attack Olympic venues in Shanghai, state media reported Thursday.

Hundreds of Tibetan exiles arrested in Nepalupdated: Thu Jun 19 2008 14:04:00

Nepalese authorities Thursday detained at least 650 Tibetan exiles protesting against China's policies in the province ahead of this weekend's Olympic torch relay in Tibet, security officials in Kathmandu said.

Report: China thwarts terrorist attacksupdated: Sun Mar 09 2008 22:39:00

Chinese officials told the state-run media Sunday that they successfully thwarted two terrorist attacks, including one targeting the Summer Olympic Games.

Olympics attacks foiledupdated: Sun Mar 09 2008 22:39:00

China says it has thwarted two terrorist attacks -- one targeting the Summer Olympic Games. CNN's John Vause reports. Battling the Floods in Chinaupdated: Wed Aug 01 2007 13:00:00

Some 5 million have been evacuated, but improved emergency-response planning may have saved thousands

No survivors in China plane crashupdated: Tue May 18 2004 01:41:00

An Azerbaijani cargo plane has crashed in northwest China killing all seven crew members, according to Xinhua news agency.

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