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Protests In Tibet Turn Violent

March 14, 2008
By TINI TRAN, Associated Press Writer

BEIJING – Angry protesters set shops ablaze and gunfire was reported in Tibet’s regional capital Friday as the largest demonstrations in two decades against Chinese rule turned violent just months ahead of the Beijing Olympics.

In this photo released by the International Campaign for Tibet, ...
In this photo released by the International Campaign for Tibet, police are seen in Jokhang Square in Lhasa, Tibet, where protests broke out Monday March 10, 2008. Angry protesters set police and army cars on fire in the center of Lhasa Friday March 14, 2008, as the latest protest by monks against Chinese rule in Tibet turned violent, witnesses said.(AP Photo/International Campaign For Tibet)

The protests, in their fifth day and led by monks supporting Tibet’s exiled spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, threatened to cast a shadow over China‘s efforts to portray a unified and prosperous nation in the run-up to the games.

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Troops Attack Mosque In Pakistan

July 10, 2007

By ZARAR KHAN, Associated Press Writer

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan – Government troops stormed the compound of Islamabad’s Red Mosque before dawn Tuesday, prompting a fierce firefight with militants accused of holding about 150 hostages inside, officials said. At least 40 rebels and three soldiers were killed.

Amid the sounds of rolling explosions, commandos attacked from three directions about 4 a.m. and quickly cleared the ground floor of the mosque, army spokesman Gen. Waheed Arshad said. Some 20 children who rushed toward the advancing troops were brought to safety, he said. 

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