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Archive for May 19th, 2008

A wave of violence directed at immigrants killed at least 13 people in the South African city of Johannesburg since Friday, aid workers say. Some 6,000 people have fled the attacks.

To try to stop gangs of armed youths from attacking foreigners and looting and burning their property, police have used tear gas and rubber bullets. (more…)

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China has begun three days of mourning (photo, from Chinadaily.com), in memory of the victims of the devastating earthquake in Sichaun province. To mark the time the earthquake struck a week ago, a nationwide silence has been observed, and flags are flying at half-mast. (more…)

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