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China vows to ‘smash’ Dalai Lama

Amid tight security, the torch arrived in front of Potala Palace, the Dalai Lama’s former chief residence, carried by Caidan Zhuoma, a famous Tibetan singer. Local Government officials used the event to attack the Tibetan spiritual leader. “Tibet’s sky will…


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Riot police patrol Tibetan streets ahead of torch relay

People’s Armed Police soldiers patrol in front of Potala Palace. (Reuters/Kyodo) The Olympic torch will be carried through Tibet today despite the efforts of protesters around the world. The torch relay will start at Norbulingka, the old summer palace, and…


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Tibetan monk makes appeal for niece

A Tibetan monk living in Australia is appealing for help in the search for his niece, who has been missing in his homeland for nearly a month. Geshe Sonam Thargye told SBS World News his niece, a nun, went missing…


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Fear and loathing in a devout land

A flower-adorned billboard outside Lhasa’s Potala Palace to celebrate the Beijing Olympics masks the troubled aftermath of anti-China protests held earlier this year. Photo: AP Mary-Anne Toy in Gansu | TASHI, 10, is bent over a low wooden table, writing…


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Update on Tibet Demonstrations, 20 Jun 2008

18 June 2008: Karze (Ch: Ganzi) County, Karze “TAP”, Kham (incorporated into Chinese province of Sichuan) – Two nuns severely beaten and arrested for staging a peaceful protest Shitso, age 26, and Dhungtso, age around 20, both nuns from Gewa…