From CNN:

Tibetan monks at a monastery in Sichuan province sent word to exiled monks in Dharamsala, India, that two monks were arrested after they e-mailed photographs of monks killed in protests to the news media. Internet and phone service has since been interrupted to the Amdo Ngaba Kirti Monastery in Ngaba County, the exiles told CNN.

The Dalai Lama has threatened to quit as head of Tibet’s government-in-exile in Dharamsala if the violence by Tibetans spirals out of control. He also warned of the consequences of any attempts to push for independence from China.

He met Wednesday with leaders of several Tibetan activist groups, including younger activists who demand Tibetan independence and hope to derail the 2008 Beijing Olympics

The Dalai Lama, who calls for “meaningful autonomy” and supports the Olympics, said Thursday that he will suffer the consequences of the protesters’ actions.

“I have no authority. I have no power to tell the movement to shut up,” the Dalai Lama said during an hour-and-40 minute briefing at his headquarters in Dharamsala.

British Prime Minister Gordon Brown said Wednesday that Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao promised him he would be ready to talk with the Dalai Lama if the religious leader renounces violence and demands for Tibetan independence. 

It was not immediately clear if this meant the Chinese leader was ready to start that dialogue anytime soon. The Dalai Lama has repeatedly said he is not calling for Tibet’s independence from China, but wanted “genuine autonomy.”

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