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Protesters claim death toll now 140 China lets foreign journalists visit Tibet   Bush calls Hu to urge Tibet talks   US President has urged China to begin dialogue with Tibet's spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama Monks disrupt tour of journalists Map of Lhasa China  A group of monks disrupted a government-managed tour by foreign reporters to Tibet's capital , screaming there was no religious freedom Dalai Lama pleads for peaceful dialogue Foreign diplomats on visit Tibet speaker: Dalai Lama not behind riots Protests ahead of torch relay Dalai Lama: Don't tell protesters to shut up More arrests as Australia hosts torch Map of Canberra Australia
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B. 03-13 China admits Tibet monk protests Lhasa, Tibet
03-14 Riots, shots as anti-China unrest grows Lhasa, Tibet
D. 03-14 Deaths reported in protests Lhasa, Tibet
E. 03-14 China sets protest deadline Tibet
5. 03-15 Dalai Lama's Tibet bloodshed fear Tibet
6. 03-16 'Eighty killed' in unrest Tibet

Deaths reported in protests   Clashes between protesters and security forces in Lhasa have left at least two people dead China sets protest deadline   Dalai Lama's Tibet bloodshed fear   The Dalai Lama has said he fears there will be more deaths in Tibet unless Beijing changes its policies towards the territory 'Eighty killed' in unrest   Indian-based officials said the figure was confirmed by several sources, even though China put the death toll at 10 Tibet unrest spreads beyond Lhasa Troops 'did not shoot Tibetans' UN calls for restraint in Tibet China premier attacks Dalai Lama   Dalai Lama 'to resign' if violence worsens   The Dalai Lama will step down as leader of Tibet's government-in-exile if violence by protesters in the region worsens Protesters 'surrender'   China ready to talk to Dalai Lama  UK prime minister Brown: Premier Jiabao has pledged he is ready to talk if Dalai Lama renounces violence and demands for independence China announces arrests in Tibet   Dalai Lama 'powerless' to stop protests  Tibet's spiritual leader said he was powerless to stop anti-Chinese violence Police 'shot at Tibet protesters'   Xinhua news agency: Chinese police opened fire and wounded four protesters 'in self-defence' last Sunday in an area of Sichuan province China locks down restive regions Map of Lhasa China  Chinese authorities are continuing to tighten security following days of protests by Tibetans in Lhasa, and in surrounding provinces   House speaker blasts China over Tibet  Nancy Pelosi criticized China for its crackdown on anti-government protesters and called on 'freedom-loving people' worldwide to denounce Ch... China posts wanted list for Tibet China threatens Tibetians; West protests  China's threats to crush the uprisings were followed by protests in Britain and India; Europe raised the prospect of boycotting the Olympics China puts out its Tibet version Protest as Olympic torch is lit
China hijacker takes Australians hostage China admits Tibet monk protests Riots, shots as anti-China unrest grows Map of Lhasa China

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Mar.10  Tibet exiles protest Beijing Olympics
  Opponents of Chinese rule set fire to vehicles and shops as tear gas filled the streets and gunfire rang out in the capital, Lhasa
 Rallies have continued all week in the largest protests against Beijing's rule in 20 years. Dalai Lama, released a statement expressing deep concern. He called on the Chinese leadership to stop using force and begin dialogue with the Tibetan people
  A protester managed to breach the tight security during the torch lighting ceremony. He unfurled a banner, but was apprehended

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Apr.7  IOC president concerned about Tibet
  5 people were arrested as the Olympic torch made its way through Canberra in a relay that was more orderly than in other countries.    There have been scuffles between pro-Tibet protest...
Apr.29 17 sentenced for alleged roles in riots

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May.3   Dalai Lama envoys to meet China officials   The talks will take place in Shenzhen and will last up to three hours  Everest torch relay delayed by snow May.5  Weather threatens Everest torch ascent May.7 Everest camps repaired for torch ascent
  Olympic flame lit on Everest peak
  Chinese climbers bearing the flame have reached the summit. The climbers lighting the torch before taking the final steps up to the summit
May.21 Dalai Lama sees change in China

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Jun.16 Police out as torch hits Xinjiang
Jun.18 Amnesty: Tibet protesters missing Jun.20   Tibet torch relay ends peacefully  The Olympic torch made its way without trouble through Tibet's sealed-off capital, site of a March crackdown on rioting Jun.26 China rebuked by Olympic Committee

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Aug.3   Chinese border attack kills 16
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  At least 16 police officers were killed, and 16 more were wounded, after an attack on a police station in western China.    2 attackers drove up to the post in a rubbish truck and threw 2...
Aug.5   China on alert after deadly border attack  Authorities have stepped up security ahead of this month's Olympics after an attack killed 16 police officers in northwestern China Aug.12 3 police officers slain in western China Aug.24     China deports US Tibet protesters  China has deported 8 Americans detained in Beijing last week for demonstrating during the Olympic Games Aug.31   Dalai Lama due to leave hospital  The Dalai Lama, 73, will leave hospital after undergoing tests for abdominal discomfort. He canceled planned trips to Mexico

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Sep.18   4th baby dies from tainted formula   Officials in the northwestern Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region reported the death of a baby in the expanding contaminated infant formula cas...

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Oct.7 Scores homeless after quakes
Oct.31 Seven people are killed in snowstorm

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