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Tibetan Nun Self-Immolates in Western China

A Tibetan nun has set herself on fire in western China, the latest such act to protest against Beijing's rule. Reports say the nun set herself alight Saturday while walking around Bhachoede monastery in an ethnic Tibetan region of Sichuan province. Passersby extinguished the fire and took her to a hospital in Bathang. It is not clear what condition she is in. Residents in Bathang say communication lines have been cut to the region and security has been heightened. Since 2009,...

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