URGENT ¥¥¥ Dalai Lama office confirms 100th Tibetan self-immolation bid

The Dalai Lama's office said Wednesday that a self-immolation bid by a monk in Nepal was the 100th such protest against Chinese rule since 2009.

"We can confirm that this is the 100th self-immolation bid," Tempa Tsering, a representative in the Dalai Lama's office in New Delhi told AFP, adding that the monk's decision to burn himself was "very unfortunate".