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US slams 'horrific' toll of Tibet self-immolations

Tibetans-in-exile take part in a candlelight vigil following the self-immolation attempt by a monk earlier today, marking the one hundredth Tibetan to self immolate in protest against Chinese rule in Tibet, in Kathmandu on February 13, 2013. The United StThe United States on Friday denounced the "horrific" toll as the number of Tibetans who have set themselves on fire to protest Chinese rule rose to 101. Washington had noted "the horrific figures" and was "deeply concerned by the reports that these immolations are continuing," State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland told journalists.