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China appoints new military commander in restive Xinjiang


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Restive Hong Kong hunkers down as China's birthday celebrations begin

Restive Hong Kong hunkers down as China's birthday celebrations beginHong Kong went into lockdown on Tuesday to ensure anti-government protests do not overshadow Chinese President Xi Jinping’s commemorations of the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China. The former British colony has been wracked by nearly four months of often violent anti-government protests, posing the gravest popular challenge to Xi since he came to power in 2012. Protesters have pledged to seize on the holiday to propel their calls for greater democracy onto the international stage, hijacking an occasion Beijing sees as an opportunity to showcase China’s economic progress to the world.



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Maldives blogger stabbed to death in restive capital

Maldives blogger stabbed to death in restive capitalA liberal blogger, Yameen Rasheed, was stabbed to death in the politically restive Maldivian capital Male, his family members and colleagues said Sunday. Rasheed was found in the stairwell of his apartment with multiple stab wounds to his neck and chest early Sunday and died shortly after being taken to hospital, family members said. “With The Daily Panic, I hope to cover and comment upon the news, satirise the frequently unsatirisable politics of Maldives,” he wrote on his blog.



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Wave of attacks strike restive Thai south

Wave of attacks strike restive Thai southNearly two dozen arson and bomb attacks erupted across Thailand’s insurgency-torn south shortly after midnight, the army said Friday, causing widespread blackouts but no casualties in the Muslim-majority region. The violence, which saw tires set alight and dozens of electricity poles damaged by explosives, struck only hours after Thailand’s king Maha Vajiralongkorn signed a new military-backed charter into law.



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Wave of attacks strike restive Thai south

Wave of attacks strike restive Thai southNearly two dozen arson and bomb attacks erupted across Thailand’s insurgency-torn south shortly after midnight, the army said Friday, causing widespread blackouts but no casualties in the Muslim-majority region. The violence, which saw tires set alight and dozens of electricity poles damaged by explosives, struck only hours after Thailand’s king Maha Vajiralongkorn signed a new military-backed charter into law.



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