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Scores killed in China protests


Riots leave many dead in China

Violence in China's restive western region of Xinjiang has left at least 156 people dead and more than 800 people injured, state media say.

Several hundred people were arrested after a protest, in the city of Urumqi on Sunday, turned violent.

Beijing says Uighurs went on the rampage but one exiled Uighur leader says police fired on students.

The protest was reportedly prompted by a deadly