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Man sets self afire in Tokyo in apparent protest

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A man set himself on fire at Tokyo’s busy Shinjuku railway station on Sunday in what appears to be a rare violent political protest.

Posted: June 30th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Vietnamese woman self-immolates to protest China

About couple hundreds of Vietnamese people gathered in a protest against China demanding China to stay out of their waters following China's increased activities around the Spratly Islands and other disputed areas. Hanoi, Vietnam 12 June 2011. AP

Vietnamese state media say a 67-year-old woman has died after setting herself on fire in a protest against China.

Posted: May 23rd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Tibetan sets self on fire to protest China – reports

Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama, center. AP FILE PHOTO

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 »