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Tibetan monks self-immolate in anti-China protest

Exile Tibetan monks offer a prayer at a Tibetan Monastery near Boudhanath Stupa during the third day of Tibetan New Year in Katmandu, Nepal, Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013. A Tibetan protester doused himself with gasoline and set himself on fire in Nepal's capital Wednesday, the latest self-immolation to protest Chinese rule in Tibet. AP/Niranjan Shrestha

Two Tibetan monks in their early 20s set themselves on fire in protest against Chinese rule near dozens of pilgrims who had gathered for prayers to mark the end of the Tibetan New Year festival, a Tibet rights group said. Both died. A third monk was taken to a hospital after setting himself alight in a separate incident, another group reported. His condition and whereabouts weren’t immediately known.

Posted: February 26th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Tibetan protester sets himself on fire in Nepal

Nepalese policemen rush as a Tibetan monk burns after he set himself on fire in Katmandu, Nepal, Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013. The Tibetan monk doused himself with gasoline and set himself on fire in Nepal's capital Wednesday in what is believed to be the latest self-immolation to protest Chinese rule in Tibet. Nearly 100 Tibetan monks, nuns and lay people have set themselves on fire in various countries, mostly in ethnic Tibetan areas inside China, since 2009. AP

A Tibetan protester doused himself with gasoline, set himself ablaze and chanted anti-China slogans as he ran down a street in Nepal’s capital Wednesday, the latest in a string of self-immolations protesting China’s rule over Tibet.

Posted: February 13th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

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