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China: Dalai Lama caused riots to damage Olympics

CHENGDU, China (AP) — China accused the Dalai Lama on Sunday of orchestrating the recent anti-government riots in Tibet in a bid to mar the Beijing Olympics and overthrow the area's communist leaders.

eTN Mailbox: Tibet

I have not been recently to Tibet, but spent just over 3 weeks in eastern China, which used to belong to Tibet before the Chinese invasion, and in the TAR with a group last summer. I have attended 2 horse festivals, both of which were patronizingly orchestrated by the Chinese, making it in fact more of a Chinese affair by their speeches and propaganda for the Chinese officials.

US: Turning a blind eye to Pakistan’s dictator?

(eTN) - Finding who is involved in yesterday’s murder of Pakistan’s Benazir Bhutto may as well be called a game of connect the dots, albeit a very dangerous and obviously a deadly one. Who would want her dead, right? Well, she was after all only hoping to recapture the premiership in the upcoming January 8 parliamentary elections.

Is Myanmar lying about crackdown death toll?

A United Nations expert has spoken out on the discrepancy between the actual death toll figure and the government figures on the recent government crackdown on protestors.