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China vows to step up fight against Dalai Lama as shootings reported

BEIJING (Reuters) - China's top official in charge of religious groups and ethnic minorities vowed on Tuesday to step up the fight against exiled Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama, as a rights group reported police shootings of monks marking his birthday. Full story

Wary Tibetans mark Dalai Lama's birthday quietly in China

CHABCHA COUNTY, China (Reuters) - The streets of Chabcha county in western Qinghai province were quiet on Saturday as Tibetan monks marked the Dalai Lama's birthday in their homes, wary that any public celebration could endanger a tentative softening by Chinese authorities. Full story

China lifts 17-year ban on Dalai Lama photos at Tibet monastery: group

BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese officials have lifted a ban on Tibetan monks displaying photographs of the Dalai Lama at a prominent monastery, a rights group said on Thursday, an unexpected policy shift which could ease tensions in the restive region. Full story

Tibetan self-immolations having little effect, Dalai Lama says

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Tibetans setting themselves on fire to protest against Chinese rule are having little effect on Beijing's policies, exiled Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama said on Thursday, while urging China to look harder at the reasons behind the incidents. Full story

Dalai Lama decries Buddhist attacks on Muslims in Myanmar

COLLEGE PARK, Maryland (Reuters) - Exiled Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama on Tuesday decried Buddhist monks' attacks on Muslims in Myanmar, saying killing in the name of religion was "unthinkable." Full story

Dalai Lama meets women with Tibetan roots at Syracuse University

   During an October 2012 visit to New York, the Dalai Lama met with young women with Tibetan roots at Syracuse University.

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  Dalai Lama on Tibetans' quest for religious freedom

The Dalai Lama is interviewed by NBC's Ann Curry during his October 2012 visit to New York. In the interview he discusses the more than 50 Tibetans who have set fire to themselves in search of religious freedom.

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