Teenager burns herself to death in Tibet protest

A teenage girl set herself on fire on the grasslands of an ethnic Tibetan region in western China, becoming the eighth child to self-immolate to protest against Chinese rule over the region, rights groups said.

Wangchen Kyi, 17, killed herself in Qinghai province after calling for the long life of the Tibetan people and their exiled leader, the Dalai Lama, according to the International Campaign for Tibet, based in Washington.

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