Free Tibet reports: "A 29-year-old monk, Tsewang Norbu, also known as Norko, set himself on fire on the Chume Bridge in the centre of Tawu, Kandze Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan Province at 12:30 pm [Monday, Tibet local time]. Tsewang Norbu drank petrol, sprayed himself with petrol and then set himself on fire. He was heard calling out: 'We Tibetan people want freedom,' 'Long live the Dalai Lama' and 'Let the Dalai Lama Return to Tibet.' He is believed to have died at the scene." Phayul, VOA, Reuters, NYT.
You’d be forgiven for thinking the videocassette format long-dead, but it turns out that Betamax is still around. Sony is finally going to withdraw tapes from sale, bringing a 40-year story to an end. The last recorders were sold in 2002. ベータビデオカセットおよびマイクロMVカセットテープ出荷終了のお知らせ [Sony; via The Verge]
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