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Riot in China's Xinjiang Leaves 16 Dead

Chinese authorities say 16 people, including two policemen, have been killed in a clash in China's far western region of Xinjiang, home to the mostly Muslim Uighur ethnic minority. The local government released a statement on its official Internet site saying police were attacked on Sunday by several people armed with explosives and knives as they were on their way to arrest criminal suspects near the town of Kashgar, in Xinjiang province. “Police responded decisively,” the...

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