Morning Brief: Police attacked in western China
Top Story TEH ENG KOON/AFP/Getty Images China is on high alert after a group thought to be Muslim separatists attacked police in Xinjiang with grenades and knives, killing 16. With four days to go before the start of the Olympic games, athletes and media have begun arriving in Beijing. So far, they are finding intense ...
China is on high alert after a group thought to be Muslim separatists attacked police in Xinjiang with grenades and knives, killing 16.
With four days to go before the start of the Olympic games, athletes and media have begun arriving in Beijing. So far, they are finding intense security and smoggy skies. “We are prepared to deal with any kind of security threat and we are confident we will have a safe and peaceful Olympic games,” Sun Weide, a spokesman for the Beijing Organizing Committee, told reporters.
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Middle East and Africa
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