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Death sentence for three China plane hijackers: media

A court in China's restive Muslim-majority region of Xinjiang condemned three men to death on Tuesday after they were found guilty of attempting to hijack an aircraft, state media said.

The men, along with a fourth who received a life prison term, tried to hijack the plane in June, Xinhua news agency said.

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