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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 »

Nepal steps up security to stop Tibetan protests

An exiled Tibetan is detained by a Nepalese policeman during a protest outside the Chinese embassy visa office in Katmandu, Nepal, Monday, March 10, 2014. AP

Police broke up a small Tibetan protest in Nepal’s capital and detained the protesters on Monday’s anniversary of a failed 1959 uprising against Chinese rule in Tibet.

Posted: March 10th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Pollution shrouds Tibetan capital, grounding flights

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China’s pollution reached new heights on Friday, as the Tibetan capital of Lhasa was shrouded in a cloud of dust that halted flights and rendered one of its most-recognizable landmarks nearly invisible.

Posted: December 20th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

5.7-magnitude quake hits Tibet – USGS

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A 5.7-magnitude earthquake hit a remote area of Tibet in western China on Monday, the US Geological Survey said.

Posted: August 12th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Total of 54 Tibet landslide bodies recovered—state media

In this photo released by China's Xinhua News Agency, earthmovers remove rocks and mud on the scene where a landslide hit a mining area in Maizhokunggar County of Lhasa, southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region, on Friday, March 29, 2013. The large landslide trapped dozens of workers in the gold mining area, state media reported. (AP Photo/Xinhua, Chogo)

Chinese rescue crews have recovered a total of 54 bodies in the aftermath of a huge landslide in Tibet that buried more than 80 mine workers, state television reported Tuesday.

Posted: April 2nd, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Slim chance of life after Tibet mudslide buries 83

In this photo released by China's Xinhua News Agency, earthmovers remove rocks and mud on the scene where a landslide hit a mining area in Maizhokunggar County of Lhasa, southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region, on Friday, March 29, 2013. The large landslide trapped dozens of workers in the gold mining area, state media reported. AP

Emergency crews in Tibet slogged through pileups of earth up to 30 meters (100 feet) deep Sunday after a massive mudslide at a gold mine buried 83 workers, and authorities said chances were slim for finding any survivors.

Posted: March 31st, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

China: Landslide buries 83 in Tibet gold mine area

In this photo released by China's Xinhua News Agency, earthmovers remove rocks and mud on the scene where a landslide hit a mining area in Maizhokunggar County of Lhasa, southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region, on Friday, March 29, 2013. The large landslide trapped dozens of workers in the gold mining area, state media reported. (AP

No signs of life have been detected at a gold mining site in a mountainous area of Tibet more than 24 hours after a massive landslide buried 83 workers, Chinese state media said Saturday.

Posted: March 30th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

China: Landslide traps 83 in Tibet gold mine area

In this photo released by China's Xinhua News Agency, earthmovers remove rocks and mud on the scene where a landslide hit a mining area in Maizhokunggar County of Lhasa, southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region, on Friday, March 29, 2013. The large landslide trapped dozens of workers in the gold mining area, state media reported.  AP/Xinhua, Chogo/NO SALES

Chinese state media say a large landslide Friday trapped 83 workers in a gold mining area in Tibet. China Central Television cited a local official as saying the landslide occurred early in the morning and covered around 4 square kilometers (1.5 square miles) in the Maizhokunggar county of Lhasa, the regional capital.

Posted: March 29th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,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 teen burns herself to death in China–Xinhua

In this photo taken on November 30, 2012 an ethnic Tibetan monk crosses a street in Chengdu in China's southwest Sichuan province. More than 20 Tibetans set themselves alight in November in protest at China's rule, beginning in the run-up to the Chinese Communist Party's set-piece congress, with many Tibetans in China accusing the government of religious repression and eroding their culture, as the country's majority Han ethnic group increasingly moves into historically Tibetan areas. AFP/Peter PARKS

A 16-year-old Tibetan girl has died after setting herself on fire, Chinese state media said Monday, in an area that has become a flashpoint for protests against Beijing’s rule.

Posted: December 10th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,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 »

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