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Chinese City Bans Big Beards on Buses

A city in China's violence-hit Xinjiang region has banned people with long beards from riding public buses, the latest move likely to aggravate many in the region's predominantly Muslim Uighur community. Those wearing traditional female garments, such as the hijab or niqab, and those wearing clothes with the Islamic star and crescent moon also will not be allowed to board buses under the new rules in the city of Karamay. The state-run Karamay Daily reported Wednesday the rules...

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