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Kyrgyz lawmakers seek to block OSCE police

Lawmakers in a southern Kyrgyz city wracked by deadly ethnic violence have voted against an international police deployment. Full story

Kyrgyz protest international police force

Hundreds of people have gathered in Kyrgyzstan's second-largest city of Osh in a peaceful protest against plans to deploy an international police force in the turbulent country. Full story

Kyrgyz forces arrest and torture ethnic Uzbeks: U.N.

Security forces have rounded up ethnic Uzbeks in southern Kyrgyzstan and tortured some, pulling out their fingernails and burning them with cigarettes, the United Nations said Tuesday. Full story

Kyrgyzstan requests $500 mln to rebuild ruined south

Kyrgyzstan asked for up to $500 million in aid Thursday to restore two southern cities where hundreds of people are living in the ruins of homes destroyed during the worst violence in the country's modern history. Full story

Kyrgyz police target Uzbek leaders after violence

Police sweeps against leaders of the Uzbek community in southern Kyrgyzstan are raising wide fears among the ethnic minority just weeks after hundreds of their brethren died in bloody rampages. Full story

Refugees cautiously return to Kyrgyzstan

Gulasal Vakhitdzhanova gazes sadly at the charred remains of an ancient mulberry tree in what used to be her courtyard. All that is left of the family's belongings is a mangled bed frame. Full story

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People help an elderly ethnic Uzbek man in front of his burnt-out house in Osh on June 15, 2010. Uzbekistan closed its border to refugees fleeing the deadly violence in Kyrgyzstan, some of whom have accused government forces of helping armed gangs slaughter ethnic Uzbeks. AFP PHOTO / VIKTOR DRACHEV

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An elderly ethnic Uzbek

An elderly ethnic Uzbek man sits in front of his burnt-out house in Osh on June 15, 2010. Uzbekistan closed its border to refugees fleeing the deadly violence in Kyrgyzstan, some of whom have accused government forces of helping armed gangs slaughter ethnic Uzbeks. AFP PHOTO / VIKTOR DRACHEV

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An Ethnik Uzbek woman cries as she stands beside the wreckage of her burned out home in Osh on June 14, 2010. Deadly gun battles raged in the Kyrgyzstan city of Osh where bodies littered the streets as ethnic violence escalated and Uzbekistan raced to cope with a massive refugee influx. AFP PHOTO /

Burned out home in Osh, Kyrgyzstan
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An Ethnik Uzbek holds his head in his hands as he stands beside the wreckage of his burned out home in Osh on June 14, 2010. Deadly gun battles raged in the Kyrgyzstan city of Osh where bodies littered the streets as ethnic violence escalated and Uzbekistan raced to cope with a massive refugee influ