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July 13, 1987 | KENNETH FREED, Times Staff Writer
More than 170 people claiming to be political and religious refugees from India landed near a tiny Nova Scotia fishing village in lifeboats Sunday after a voyage they said began two months ago. The refugees--173 men and a woman--told residents of Charlesville, 200 miles south of Halifax, that they are Sikhs from the Punjab region of India and came to Canada to escape the violence and religious strife at home.
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February 4, 2001 | From Associated Press
A teenage monk who escaped Chinese-controlled Tibet last year has been granted refugee status in India, giving him more freedom to travel in the country, the Dalai Lama's exile government said Saturday. The 17th Karmapa--one of the most senior monks, or lamas, in Tibetan Buddhism and head of the Karma Kagyu sect--eluded the Chinese guards at his monastery in Tibet and trekked over the Himalayas to India. His movements were restricted after his arrival.
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July 19, 1993 | PATRICK J. McDONNELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Pramjit Singh says he was running for his life. He boarded a flight for Los Angeles--and federal detention. "Here, I feel I'm living as a slave," Singh, who was a farmer from India's troubled Punjab state, said in an interview at the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service lockup on Terminal Island, where he has been held since his arrival at Los Angeles International Airport in April from New Delhi.
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July 19, 1993 | PATRICK J. McDONNELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Pramjit Singh says he was running for his life. He boarded a flight for Los Angeles--and federal detention. "Here, I feel I'm living as a slave," Singh, who was a farmer from India's troubled Punjab state, said in an interview at the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service lockup on Terminal Island, where he has been held since his arrival at Los Angeles International Airport in April from New Delhi.
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July 14, 1987 | KENNETH FREED, Times Staff Writer
A small freighter suspected of carrying 174 Indian refugees to Canada was seized at sea Monday by Canadian authorities who said it is possible that still more illegal immigrants are offshore waiting to land. According to army Col. Ira Creeman, "there is nothing factual to indicate a second ship out there. . . but there are some compelling rumors" that 160 to 180 women and children are on vessels off the coast of Nova Scotia.
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July 16, 1987 | KENNETH FREED, Times Staff Writer
Authorities canceled an air-and-sea search Wednesday for a ship thought to be trying to smuggle up to 180 women and children into Canada after the suspect vessel was located in Miami, empty of passengers. According to Army Col. Ira Creelman, the Gibraltar-registered Winged Eagle was found Tuesday night in Miami only hours after the Royal Canadian Mounted Police had issued a "marine alert" for it.
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July 15, 1987 | KENNETH FREED, Times Staff Writer
Canadian military and police officials Tuesday ordered an ocean search for a freighter believed to be trying to smuggle at least 160 women and children into Canada. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police issued a "marine alert" for a ship identified as the Winged Eagle, with Gibraltar registry. However, navy, coast guard and air-sea rescue units found no trace of the vessel.
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February 4, 2001 | From Associated Press
A teenage monk who escaped Chinese-controlled Tibet last year has been granted refugee status in India, giving him more freedom to travel in the country, the Dalai Lama's exile government said Saturday. The 17th Karmapa--one of the most senior monks, or lamas, in Tibetan Buddhism and head of the Karma Kagyu sect--eluded the Chinese guards at his monastery in Tibet and trekked over the Himalayas to India. His movements were restricted after his arrival.
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September 2, 1985
China officially celebrated the 20th anniversary of the incorporation of Tibet as an autonomous region under Chinese rule with a series of carefully controlled mass rallies and speeches in the Himalayan area. Foreigners were barred. In an anniversary message, the Peking authorities urged the building of "a new and socialist Tibet." Chinese festivities have touched off protests by Tibetan refugees in India, who retain allegiance to the Dalai Lama, the spiritual leader of Tibetan Buddhism.
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February 21, 1997 | From Associated Press
A boat carrying ethnic Tamils fleeing Sri Lanka's civil war overturned Thursday off the north coast of the island nation and 165 people were feared dead, the military said. Intercepted radio messages from Tamil rebels indicated 95 bodies had been recovered, military officials said. Seventy people were missing, including 22 children, the officials said.
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July 16, 1987 | KENNETH FREED, Times Staff Writer
Authorities canceled an air-and-sea search Wednesday for a ship thought to be trying to smuggle up to 180 women and children into Canada after the suspect vessel was located in Miami, empty of passengers. According to Army Col. Ira Creelman, the Gibraltar-registered Winged Eagle was found Tuesday night in Miami only hours after the Royal Canadian Mounted Police had issued a "marine alert" for it.
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July 15, 1987 | KENNETH FREED, Times Staff Writer
Canadian military and police officials Tuesday ordered an ocean search for a freighter believed to be trying to smuggle at least 160 women and children into Canada. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police issued a "marine alert" for a ship identified as the Winged Eagle, with Gibraltar registry. However, navy, coast guard and air-sea rescue units found no trace of the vessel.
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July 14, 1987 | KENNETH FREED, Times Staff Writer
A small freighter suspected of carrying 174 Indian refugees to Canada was seized at sea Monday by Canadian authorities who said it is possible that still more illegal immigrants are offshore waiting to land. According to army Col. Ira Creeman, "there is nothing factual to indicate a second ship out there. . . but there are some compelling rumors" that 160 to 180 women and children are on vessels off the coast of Nova Scotia.
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July 13, 1987 | KENNETH FREED, Times Staff Writer
More than 170 people claiming to be political and religious refugees from India landed near a tiny Nova Scotia fishing village in lifeboats Sunday after a voyage they said began two months ago. The refugees--173 men and a woman--told residents of Charlesville, 200 miles south of Halifax, that they are Sikhs from the Punjab region of India and came to Canada to escape the violence and religious strife at home.
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