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Tibetan sets self on fire to protest China – reports

Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama, center, ushered by monks in ceremonial attire arrives to inaugurate a new building that will house the Tibetan Parliament-in-Exile in Dharmsala, India, Tuesday, March 11, 2014. The Tibetan legislative body which has 44 members is democratically elected. AP

A Tibetan monk in southwestern China has set himself on fire to protest against a 2008 crackdown, overseas groups said, adding to a string of self-immolation protests in recent years.

Posted: March 17th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Monk sets himself on fire in northwest China

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China’s official news agency said a monk has set himself on fire in an ethnic Tibetan area of northwest China.

Posted: March 16th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

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 »

Group: The 100th Tibetan self-immolates in China

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

An overseas Tibetan rights group says an ex-monk has set himself on fire, becoming the 100th Tibetan to self-immolate in China since 2009 in protest of the Chinese rule.

Posted: February 14th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,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 »

Five Tibetans set selves alight in China—exile government

Dorje Rinchen, a farmer in his late 50s, runs after setting himself on fire on the main street in Xiahe in northwestern China’s Gansu province in mid-October this year. On Wednesday, five more Tibetans did the same as an act of protest to free Tibet from Communist China’s decades-long rule.  AP/Freetibet.org

Five Tibetans set themselves on fire in China in an unprecedented string of protests ahead of the country’s once-in-a-decade leadership change, the Tibetan exile government said Thursday.

Posted: November 8th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

5th Tibetan in week sets self on fire, dies

Dorje Rinchen, a farmer in his late 50s, runs after setting himself on fire on the main street in Xiahe in northwestern China’s Gansu province in mid-October this year. On Wednesday, five more Tibetans did the same as an act of protest to free Tibet from Communist China’s decades-long rule.  AP/Freetibet.org

A 23-year-old man has become the fifth Tibetan in a week to set himself on fire and die in a county in far western China to protest against Chinese rule, a rights group said Saturday.

Posted: October 27th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Tibetan man in his 50s sets himself on fire

Tibetan exiles participate in a candlelit vigil in solidarity after reports of 52-year-old Tamdrin Dorjee's self-immolation in Tsoe Monastery in northwestern China's Gansu province, in Dharmsala, India, Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012. Dorjee, the grandfather of a revered Tibetan Buddhist figure died Saturday after setting himself on fire in protest of Chinese rule, the London-based rights group Free Tibet said. It said the man is the grandfather of the 7th Gungthang Rinpoche, believed by Tibetan Buddhists to be the reincarnation of an important religious figure. (AP Photo/ Ashwini Bhatia)

A Tibetan man in his 50s is believed to have died after setting himself on fire Monday in the latest protest against Chinese rule over the Himalayan region, a London-based rights group said.

Posted: October 22nd, 2012 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Man burns self at Magellan’s Cross monument in Cebu

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An unidentified man set himself on fire Thursday morning inside the kiosk housing Magellan’s Cross located between the Cebu City Hall and the Basilica del Santo Niño.

Posted: September 27th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Another Tibetan monk sets himself on fire in China

A British human rights group says another Tibetan Buddhist monk has set himself on fire in a protest against Chinese rule over the Himalayan region in the 10th self-immolation this year.

Posted: October 26th, 2011 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

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