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Olympic relay ends with little interruption

CANBERRA, Australia: Thousands of pro-Chinese supporters swamped the route of the Olympic torch as it passed through Canberra. Busses full of Chinese students started arriving in Canberra in the early hours of the morning. Rainy Wang, a hospital management student…



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Violence flares along torch relay route

POLICE detained dozens of protesters and clashed with Chinese torch attendants as they struggled to prevent today’s rowdy Canberra torch relay descending into chaos. At one stage, violence between hundreds of rival protesters threatened to spiral out of control as…


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Free Tibet message hovers over Canberra

A supporter of the 2008 Beijing Games looks at the sky while a plane writes -Free Tibet- during the Olympic torch relay in Canberra April 24, 2008. REUTERS/Daniel Munoz (AUSTRALIA) A skywriter commissioned by Australian Greens leader Bob Brown has…


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Chinese, Tibet groups clash at relay

CHINESE students and pro-Tibet groups have clashed at the Olympic torch relay in Canberra this morning, with police detaining protesters near Parliament. Thousands of Chinese supporters and students are already lining the streets of the capital in what torch organisers…