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Tibetans clash with police in west China; 1 dead


A U.S. broadcaster says a Tibetan man was beaten to death by police in far west China during a clash that took place after two Tibetans set themselves on fire.

   Radio Free Asia says a monk and another man set themselves alight Monday in Sichuan province's Aba prefecture. The report says a large number of police tried to clear the immolation site and ended up clashing with Tibetans. It says one man was beaten to death, but no other details are given.

   The broadcaster says the condition of the two men who self-immolated is unknown.

   Nearly 50 Tibetans have set themselves on fire in China in the last few years, with many shouting anti-government slogans and calling for the return of their exiled spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama.

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