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Xinjiang loosens some restrictions after lockdown protests

Authorities in China's western Xinjiang region opened up some neighborhoods in the capital of Urumqi on Saturday after residents held extraordinary late-night demonstrations against the city's draconian 'zero-COVID' lockdown that had lasted more than three months.

Residents line up for COVID-19 tests in Beijing, Saturday, Nov. 26, 2022. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

Noted Russian nationalist says army has too few doctors

One of Russia's most prominent nationalist politicians said the Russian military does not have an adequate number of doctors among other problems, a message he delivered in a meeting Saturday with the mothers of soldiers mobilized for the fight in Ukraine.

In this handout photo taken and released by Russian Defense Ministry Press Service on Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2022, Russian troops attend a artillery and combat training at a Belarusian military firing range. (Russian Defense Ministry Press Service via AP)

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