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Australian PM denies terrorism warnings sparked race riots

Australian Prime Minister John Howard denied that government warnings of home-grown Islamic militants had fuelled weekend race riots targeting Middle Easterners. More than 30 people were injured and 16 were arrested in some of the worst racial violence in Australian history as riots spread from a Sydney beach on Sunday afternoon to neighbouring suburbs overnight, police said. “Attacking people on the basis of their race, their appearance, their ethnicity, is totally unacceptable,” Howard told a news conference, adding that he did “not accept there is underlying racism in this country”. Full Story

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