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Tibetan monks and supporters of Core Group for Tibetan cause hold lighted candles as they participate in a Tibetan solidarity rally at Tashi Gomang Stupa on the outskirts of Siliguri on October 20, 2011. Tibetans living in exile in India launched protests throughout India over Chinese actions in Tibet after a spate of self-immolation's by Buddhist monks and to mark the 50th anniversary of a Chinese attack in India on October 20,1962. AFP PHOTO/Diptendu DUTTA (Photo credit should read DIPTENDU DUTTA/AFP/Getty Images)

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Tibetans are setting themselves on fire in record numbers to protest Beijing’s heavy hand. But the brutal cycle of violence is only increasing.

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Dalai Lama Interview Fuels New Fire in China-Tibet Spat

Tibet’s spiritual figurehead ridicules Chinese officials on HBO show.

Chinese President Xi Jinping (L) shakes hand with Czech President Milos Zeman on March 29, 2016, in Prague. / AFP / Michal Cizek        (Photo credit should read MICHAL CIZEK/AFP/Getty Images)

How a Meeting with the Dalai Lama Lost This Holocaust Survivor a Czech State Award

His nephew, a government minister, says the award was rescinded after a meeting with the Dalai Lama.

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The Dalai Lama spoke about peace-building and the Orlando shootings in front of an audience in Washington, D.C.

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From Iran to China, repressive governments are posing as journalists to hack into the computers of dissidents and other enemies of the state.

Najibah tried to comfort her daughter Zahra (8) as they both wept over the grave of their husband and father, just south of Kunduz City.

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During the two week takeover of Kunduz City by the Taliban from September 28 - October 12, 43-year-old Baynazar Mohammad Nazar (***First name only to be used because of potential threats to his family***) was shot in crossfire between government forces and Taliban fighters on his way home from where he works as a Chowkidor (unarmed guard) in Kunduz City. He spent the next two and a half days being operated on and recovering in the nearby MSF Kunduz Trauma Center. At around 2AM on Saturday, October 3, however, Baynazar was one of at least thirty patients, patient carers and staff who were killed when a U.S. AC-130 gunship destroyed much of the hospital after receiving a request for air support from Afghan Commandos in the area. Baynazar's family spent ten days searching for him - from Kunduz to Baghlan Province to Mazar-e Sharif and back to Kunduz, eventually being told by a shopkeeper near the hospital that he and 12 others had been taken from the hospital and buried on the edge of the city. He is survived by his wife, Najibah, sons, Samiullah (19) and Mohammad Khalid (6) and daughters Raiana (10) and Zahra (8).

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Chinese paramilitary policemen patrol in front of the Potala Palace during the ceremony for the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games torch relay in Lhasa on June 21, 2008. The latest leg of the Olympic torch relay was held in the Tibetan capital June 21, amid tight security after deadly riots against Chinese rule three months ago, as rights groups condemned the event. AFP PHOTO/TEH Eng Koon (Photo credit should read TEH ENG KOON/AFP/Getty Images)

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