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A couple of stories in the news over the last few days emphasise the prominence of cultural conflict:

1) China says it expects new attacks by separatists seeking independence for the traditionally Turkic Muslim region of Xinjiang after deadly ethnic violence there last year.

2) Some 500 people, including many women and children, are now reported to have died in a weekend religious clash near Nigeria’s city of Jos, officials say.

...and an excellent pictorial overview of current day conflict

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