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Tibetan, 16, burns herself to death in China: Xinhua

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A 16-year-old Tibetan girl died after setting herself on fire, Chinese state media said Monday, as the war-of-words between the government-in-exile and Beijing intensified. 

File photo shows Tibetans riding past armed Chinese police in Banma in China's northwest Qinghai province. A 16-year-old Tibetan girl has died after setting herself on fire, Chinese state media said Monday, in an area that has become a flashpoint for protests against Beijing's rule.

The school pupil self-immolated in the village of Dageri in China's northwestern province of Qinghai, an area with a high population of ethnic Tibetans, just before 7pm (1100 GMT) on Sunday, Xinhua said.

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