Tour bus plunges off cliff in Tibet

2015-06-10 13:29

A Chinese tour bus has plunged off a cliff in Tibet, killing 11 people, state media report.

'Dalai Lama can decide whether to reincarnate'

2015-04-16 12:20

It is up to the Dalai Lama to decide whether he will be reborn, Tibetan Buddhism's third highest religious leader has says, after Chinese officials repeatedly sy the exiled Dalai Lama had no right to abandon reincarnation.

Tibetan nun sets herself on fire, cries out for Dalai Lama

2015-04-11 10:01

A nun has set herself on fire while crying out for the Dalai Lama to return to Tibet in the latest self-immolation by Tibetans protesting Beijing's controls over the region.

Obama hails Dalai Lama as 'good friend'

2015-02-06 09:33

President Barack Obama has hailed the Dalai Lama as a 'good friend' during a symbolic first public encounter between the two men that is sure to enrage Beijing.

Dalai Lama's star fading in the West - China

2014-12-19 09:27

Exiled Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama is drawing less and less attention in the West, and is only winning eyeballs with suggestions his title will die out with him, a top Chinese official says.

Tibetan mega-dam begins operation

2014-11-24 08:50

China has begun generating electricity from Tibet's biggest ever hydropower project, the latest dam development on Himalayan rivers which has stoked fears in neighbouring India.

Tibetan man self-immolates in China

2014-09-22 07:45

A Tibetan man has burned himself to death in northwest China, overseas media and a campaign group reports, the latest in a string of self-immolation protests in recent years against Beijing's control.

Politicians: Govt must come clean on Dalai Lama

2014-09-04 19:34

Politicians want to know why Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama has repeatedly been denied entry to South Africa and say it’s time for the South African government to “come clean”.

Tibet's glaciers at their warmest in 2 000 years

2014-08-14 12:45

The Tibetan plateau, whose glaciers supply water to hundreds of millions of people in Asia, has been warmer over the past 50 years than at any stage in the past two millennia, a Chinese newspaper says.

Tibet tour bus with 40 people falls into valley

2014-08-09 17:08

A tour bus carrying about 40 people has fallen off a 10m cliff in southwest China's mountainous region of Tibet, causing some fatalities, the country's official news agency reports.


Tibetan man self-immolates in China - report

2015-04-17 10:33

A Tibetan man has burned himself to death in China, reports say, the second such protest reported against Beijing's policies in the region in two weeks.

China accuses Dalai Lama of inciting self-immolations

2015-04-15 16:54

China has accused Tibet's exiled spiritual leader the Dalai Lama of inciting a wave of self-immolations among Tibetans as desperate protests against Chinese rule.

Chinese official: Dalai Lama less and less influential

2015-03-11 09:07

Exiled Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama is becoming less influential, but his suggestion he will not reincarnate is still a ‘betrayal’ of the religion and the country, a top Chinese official says.

Pope Francis will meet the Dalai Lama soon

2015-01-20 10:44

Pope Francis has left the door open to a meeting with the Dalai Lama, denying that he refused to receive the exiled Tibetan spiritual leader over fears of upsetting China.

Dalai Lama: World must push for democracy in China

2014-12-17 11:46

The Dalai Lama says the world has a 'moral responsibility' to push for democracy and rule of law in China.

Dalai Lama in 'informal' talks to return to Tibet

2014-10-02 14:33

The Dalai Lama has indicated that he is in informal talks with China to make a historic pilgrimage to Tibet after more than half a century in exile.

Govt disingenuous about Dalai Lama visit

2014-09-05 15:33

The government is being disingenuous about the Dalai Lama's visa for entry to South Africa, says Cape Town's mayor.

Govt: Dalai Lama visa being processed

2014-09-04 11:37

A visa application by the Dalai Lama for South Africa is still being processed and has therefore not been denied as has been reported, says the international relations and co-operation department.

Chinese police open fire on Tibetan protesters

2014-08-14 10:08

Chinese police have opened fire on Tibetan demonstrators in southwestern China, wounding 10 people, after the Tibetans protested against the detention of a respected village leader.

Tibetans breathe better thanks to a special gene

2014-07-03 08:35

Scientists say many Tibetans possess a rare variant of a gene involved in carrying oxygen in the blood that they likely inherited from a group of extinct humans who interbred with our species.

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