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Protester sets self on fire in Tiananmen Square

A Chinese man set himself alight in Tiananmen Square last month, authorities said Thursday, the first such protest reported in the politically sensitive heart of the capital in more than a decade. Police moved quickly to put out the fire and the 42-year-old man survived, the Beijing Public Security Bureau…

China’s Tibetan Buddhists live in fear after immolations

A Tibetan lama in southwest China dodges questions about a wave of self-immolations in the region, saying his monks are forbidden even to speak about the protests against religious repression. Standing under the new roof of the Buddhist monastery’s main hall, the maroon-clad monk nervously fingers his prayer beads as…