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Survey: 1 in 3 US Adults Has Self-Diagnosed Online

Posted January 15th, 2013 at 2:25 pm (UTC-5)
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If you have ever turned to the Internet to find out what is wrong with you when experiencing a pain or other health issue, you are not alone. The Pew Research Center says 35 percent of U.S. adults have gone online to figure out what medical condition they or someone else might have. The survey […]

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Two More Tibetans Set Themselves On Fire

Posted November 29th, 2012 at 8:45 pm (UTC-5)
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Tibetans in exile say two more of their compatriots have died after setting themselves on fire in protest of China’s policies in their region. VOA’s Tibetan Service learned that 31-year-old Tsering Namgyal, a father of two, died Thursday in the town of Luchu in the northeastern part of Tibet, after self-immolating in front of a […]

Tibetan Self-Immolates in Protest Against Chinese Rule

Posted October 13th, 2012 at 1:35 pm (UTC-5)
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An ethnic Tibetan man has died after setting himself on fire in a protest against Chinese rule. VOA’s Tibetan service is reporting that Tamdrin Dorjee killed himself near the Tsoe monastery in northwest China’s Gansu province. He is believed to be the grandfather of the seventh Gungthang Rinpoche, one of the most revered religious leaders […]

Second Albanian Ex-Prisoner Sets Himself on Fire

Posted October 10th, 2012 at 1:35 pm (UTC-5)
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Albanian authorities say another former political prisoner has set himself on fire to protest delays in government compensation for victims of the country’s communist government. Officials said Wednesday 47-year-old Lirak Bejko was admitted to a hospital after suffering burns to his body. Another man was hospitalized with burns on Monday. The two are among a […]

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Latest Self-Immolation in Tibet Brings Total to 54

Posted October 6th, 2012 at 10:05 am (UTC-5)
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Reports from Tibet say another protester demanding Tibetan freedom has set himself on fire, bringing the number of Tibetans known to have self-immolated to 54. Sources in Tibet say a 27-year-old father of two, Sangay Gyatso, set himself on fire in eastern Tibet near the Dokar monastery, on Saturday. He is believed to have died. […]

Tibetan Self-Immolates in China’s Qinghai, Prompting Security Clampdown

Posted September 30th, 2012 at 4:50 pm (UTC-5)
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Tibetan sources tell VOA that a Tibetan man has set himself on fire in western China’s Qinghai province, in a protest against Chinese rule, prompting a security clampdown in the area. The incident happened late Saturday in Zadoi county of Qinghai’s Yushu Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture. The sources in Yushu and in the Tibetan exile hub […]

More Tibetan Protesters Set Themselves on Fire

Posted August 27th, 2012 at 3:55 pm (UTC-5)
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Two more Tibetans have set themselves on fire to protest China’s policies in Tibet. The latest in a long series of self-immolations took place Monday outside the gates of the Kirti Monastery in China’s Sichuan Province – an area Tibetans call Ngaba. Sources tell VOA’s Tibetan Service two men set themselves ablaze, calling for Tibet […]

Tibetan Nomad Self-Immolates in China

Posted August 10th, 2012 at 7:35 am (UTC-5)
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The London-based rights group Free Tibet says a Tibetan nomad in central China has become the third person this week to set himself on fire to protest Chinese rule. Free Tibet Director Stephanie Brigden tells VOA the 24-year-old man, named Jopa, set himself on fire Friday in the township of Meruma in Aba county in […]

One Dead After Two Tibetans Self-Immolate

Posted August 7th, 2012 at 3:45 pm (UTC-5)
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A London-based human rights group says two more Tibetans have self-immolated in southwestern China, and at least one of them has died. Britain-based Free Tibet says a woman named Dolkar Kyi died at Tso Monastery in Gansu province Tuesday after setting herself on fire. Free Tibet also says a 21-year-old monk from Kirti Monastery in […]

Activists Call for Global Pressure on China After Tibetan’s Suicide

Posted July 17th, 2012 at 4:00 pm (UTC-5)
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The London-based rights group Free Tibet says the death of an 18-year-old Tibetan monk in a self-immolation protest in southwest China Tuesday should prompt international pressure on Beijing to “let Tibetans decide their own future.” In a written statement, Free Tibet director Stephanie Brigden said Tuesday’s suicide of Lobsang Lozin in Sichuan province shows that […]

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