Police reported 77 new needle attacks in 24 hours, a state paper said. Similar news last week prompted huge protests and fear of more ethnic clashes. But some questioned how rampant the attacks really were.
Seeking to tamp down ethnic tensions between Han Chinese and Uighurs in Urumqi, China says rumor spreading will result in jail and needle attacks could be punishable by death.
Authorities blocked an Afghan plane from landing Sunday in Xinjiang, a predominantly Uighur region. They cited a bomb threat, but none was found.
India's Navy chief says his military is no match for China's growing forces.
Fans from Asia to Europe lined up to watch the movie premiere Wednesday. The Vatican newspaper praised its promotion of friendship and sacrifice.
The terrorist group has reportedly vowed to attack Chinese in North Africa to avenge the deaths of Muslim Uighurs in China's Xinjiang Province.
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Beijing urged Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan to retract his statement that China is committing "genocide" against its Muslim minority.