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Monday brought more news of unrest in China's Xinjiang region following Sunday's bloodshed in Urumqi -- this time in the city of Kashgar, where police reportedly broke up about 200 people assembling near the Id Kah mosque in the city's center.

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May has already been a particularly brutal month for natural disasters, with the Burma cyclone, tornadoes in the U.S. and, most recently, the devastating earthquake in China, which seismologists say registered at magnitude 7.9. Rescue efforts near the epicenter have been hindered by rain and aftershocks, but with thousands still trapped in the wreckage every minute counts.

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