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Aussie troops quell riots in Solomon Islands

Australian troops have landed in the troubled Solomon Islands to quell two days of rioting and looting sparked by the election of a new prime minister in the South Pacific nation. Four military transport planes began delivering 110 troops and 70 police to reinforce an Australian-led, multinational peacekeeping operation which has been unable to stop the violence against Chinese businesses here. “There is a lot of fear. People are just hoping the military will calm things down,” government spokesperson Johnson Honimae said, adding that mobs of drunken youths were roaming the streets of the capital. Full Story

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