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Two Tibetan Monks Self-Immolate

Two Tibetan monks set themselves on fire Sunday to protest Chinese rule. Sources tell VOA's Tibetan Service, Losang Palden, a monk from the Kirtit Monastery in China's Sichuan province set himself on fire near the monastery. Chinese security forces took Palden away but it was not clear if he was alive or had died. A second monk set himself on fire in an ethnic Tibetan area of northwest China. The official Chinese news agency Xinhua said the monk was from the Shaderi Monastery in...

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