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China jails Tibetan-language advocate for 5 years

Bejing - A Tibetan who has campaigned to preserve his region's ancestral language was jailed for five years in China on Tuesday for "inciting separatism" in a case Amnesty International denounced as "beyond absurd".

Sweden charges Chinese with spying on Tibetan refugees

Stockholm - Swedish prosecutors on Wednesday charged a 49-year-old Chinese man with espionage for allegedly gathering intelligence on Tibetan refugees in Sweden and Norway for China.

Tibetans greet new year with giant Buddhas, dancing and lamb carcasses

- Despite a few elbows to the face, Tsering pushed through the broil of Tibetan worshippers and lifted her bawling two-year-old over the mad crush, briefly pressing the girl's forehead to a passing sacred scroll.

China rules out arson in Tibetan temple fire

Bejing - Chinese authorities have ruled out arson as the cause of a recent fire at Tibetan Buddhism's holiest temple, state media reported Thursday, adding an important Buddha statue had emerged "intact" from the blaze.

Fire-hit Jokhang temple streets reopen after blaze at Tibet holy site

Bejing - Streets around Lhasa's fire-hit Jokhang temple, one of the most sacred sites for Tibetan Buddhism, were reopened to pilgrims Sunday after a blaze broke out the night before, Chinese state media said, but the extent of damage remained unclear.

Fire hits Jokhang monastery, one of Tibet's most sacred

Bejing - A fire broke out Saturday at one of the most sacred sites for Tibetan Buddhism, Lhasa's revered Jokhang temple, state media said, but no casualties were reported and the extent of the damage remained unclear.

Daimler issues second apology over Dalai Lama post: China media

Bejing - German auto giant Daimler has apologised to China again after sparking an outcry over an Instagram post by its luxury brand Mercedes-Benz quoting the Dalai Lama, seen by Beijing as a Tibetan separatist.

Mercedes apologises to China after quoting Dalai Lama

Bejing - German automaker Mercedes-Benz has apologised for "hurting the feelings" of people in China after its Instagram account quoted Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama, seen as a separatist by Beijing.

Chinese officials staging 'takeover' of Tibetan Buddhist academy: HRW

Bejing - Chinese authorities are staging a "takeover" of the world's largest institution for Tibetan Buddhist learning, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said Wednesday, the latest move to bring religion under strict Communist control.

China U-20 footballers' Germany tour suspended after Tibet row

Bejing - The Chinese Under-20 football team's controversial tour of Germany has been suspended following a row over activists who unfurled Tibetan flags.

Tibetan student dies after setting himself alight in India

New Delhi - A Tibetan student who self-immolated in an act of protest against Chinese rule in the Himalayan region has died in an Indian hospital, a doctor said Sunday.

Tibetan student self-immolates in India

New Delhi - A Tibetan student has self-immolated in India after shouting "freedom", police said Saturday, injuring himself critically.The student set himself on fire on Friday at the Central University for Tibetan Studies in Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh state.

Dalai Lama accuses China of fooling its people

Tawang - The Dalai Lama on Saturday accused China of spreading false information about his trip to a monastery near India's border that drew protests from Beijing which claims the Himalayan area as its territory.

Swiss police detain Tibet protesters as Xi arrives

Geneva - Swiss police on Sunday detained 32 people protesting conditions in Tibet as Chinese President Xi Jinping began a state visit in the wealthy Alpine nation.

'Thousands' of pilgrims return to China before Dalai Lama event

Bodhgaya - Thousands of mostly Tibetan pilgrims who travelled to India for a rare Buddhist ceremony held by the Dalai Lama have returned to China under pressure from Beijing, organisers said Wednesday.

Last ruler of remote Buddhist kingdom dies in Nepal

Kathmandu - The last king of the isolated Himalayan region of Upper Mustang died Friday in Kathmandu, eight years after he lost his royal title when the centuries-old Buddhist monarchy was abolished.

Last ruler of remote Buddhist kingdom dies in Nepal

Kathmandu - The last king of the isolated Himalayan region of Upper Mustang died Friday in Kathmandu, eight years after he lost his royal title when the centuries-old Buddhist monarchy was abolished.

Last ruler of remote Buddhist kingdom dies in Nepal

Kathmandu - The last king of the isolated Himalayan region of Upper Mustang died Friday in Kathmandu, eight years after he lost his royal title when the centuries-old Buddhist monarchy was abolished.

Tibetan self-immolates in China: rights group

Bejing - A man has self-immolated in protest against China's presence in Tibet while calling for the return of the Dalai Lama, a rights group said Saturday, the first Tibetan to set themselves on fire since March.

Dalai Lama has 'no worries' about Trump

Bejing - The Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama said Wednesday he had "no worries" about US President-elect Donald Trump and looked forward to meeting him -- a prospect which would anger Beijing.

China pushes Tibetan tourism while critics fear impact

- China has unveiled a sparkling new hotel as part of its drive to get tens of millions more tourists to visit Tibet, even as critics say the push is slowly eroding the local culture.

Educate Europe's refugees for rebuilding at home: Dalai Lama

Paris - The Dalai Lama on Tuesday urged Europe to emphasise education for the hundreds of thousands of refugees that have arrived mainly from the war-torn Middle East as a means of rebuilding their home countries.

Inside Nepal's forgotten medieval kingdom

In Nepal's isolated, high-altitude desert of Upper Mustang, a new road to China is bringing economic transformation to the former Buddhist kingdom, once a centre for trans-Himalayan commerce.

In Nepal's Himalayas, hopes of closer China ties

- Twice a year, a normally deserted border checkpoint high on the Tibetan plateau throngs with activity as traders from Nepal flock to do business with their giant northern neighbour China.

Traditions endure for Tibetan nomads, but urbanisation looms

Bejing - Under a twinkling starlit sky, the glow of an electric light is the only sign that a Tibetan nomad's way of life has changed in hundreds of years.

Restoring medieval Tibetan shrines in Nepal's Himalayas

Deep in the heart of a medieval monastery in Nepal's remote Upper Mustang region, the battle to restore sacred murals and preserve traditional Tibetan Buddhist culture is in full swing.

Road brings jeans, satellite TV to Himalayan Shangri-La

- A Himalayan Shangri-La that was closed to visitors until 1992, the former Buddhist kingdom of Upper Mustang in Nepal is facing unprecedented change as a new highway brings modernity to the roof of the world.

Tibet 'consensus' slammed by rights group

Bejing - A rights group on Tuesday slammed foreign representatives for attending a Chinese government-organised forum in Tibet that claimed international support for a "Lhasa Consensus" on economic development in the mainly Buddhist region.

Dalai Lama to visit France in September

Paris - The Dalai Lama will visit France from September 12-18 for his first stay in the country in five years, organisers said Tuesday.

Obama meets Dalai Lama behind closed doors

Washington - US President Barack Obama hosted the Dalai Lama at the White House Wednesday -- a now familiar ritual that takes place off-camera and out of the public eye to avoid irking China.
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Crowds converge at Tibetan Bazaar. University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Ark. May 11, 2011
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Tibetan Bazaar. University of Arkansas. Fayetteville, Ark. May 11, 2011