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16-year old Dorjee Tsering immolates himself in protest against Chinese occupation of Tibet

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New Delhi (dpa) – A 16-year-old Tibetan living in India died three days after he set himself on fire to protest against Chinese control of his homeland, other Tibetan exiles said Friday. Dorjee Tsering, a member of the Tibetan community that lives in exile in India, set fire to himself at a refugee settlement near the…

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Earthquake With 5.8 Magnitude Hits Tibet

5.8-magnitude quake hits Tibet

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A 5.8-magnitude quake hit Xigaze city in Tibet autonomous region early on Monday, according to the China Earthquake Networks Centre (CENC). No casualties have been reported.

The epicentre was Xaitongmoin county as the quake struck at a depth of 8 km, Xinhua quoted CENC as saying.

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Some cracks were found on rural houses and there have been reports of damages to some livestock sheds in the county. The conditions of remote villages were still not available. (IANS)