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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.

Dalai Lama says 'too many' refugees in Europe

Berlin - The Dalai Lama said in an interview published Thursday that Europe has accepted "too many" refugees, and that they should eventually return to help rebuild their home countries.

Dalai Lama warns of growing divide among Tibetans

Dharamsala - The Dalai Lama warned Friday of a growing divide among exiled Tibetans, saying that morals are "degenerating" in the community, as the leader of its government-in-exile was sworn in at a ceremony in India.

Exiled Tibetans reelect Lobsang Sangay as leader

Dharamsala - Exiled Tibetans have reelected Lobsang Sangay as their leader, the election commission said Wednesday, five years after the Dalai Lama ceded political power in a bid to foster democracy and secure his succession.

Struggle in the city for Tibetan nomads

Aba - By mid-morning, Lobsang's leather cowboy hat is askew, his black robes dishevelled, and his breath stinks of booze. Once a nomad herder roaming the high Tibetan plateau, instead he stumbles around his sparse new concrete house.

Exiled Tibetans vote for new leader as Dalai Lama steps back

Dharamsala - Tens of thousands of exiled Tibetans voted Sunday for a new leader tasked with sustaining their struggle for greater autonomy in the Chinese-ruled province as the Dalai Lama retreats from the political frontline.

Equal rites: Tibetan nuns seek matching status

- With a shaved head, flowing burgundy robes and religious devotion, Xinde Shijiamouni has all the trappings of a Tibetan Buddhist monk. But her serenity is troubled -- because as a nun, she cannot reach the same clerical status as a man.

Hundreds of Tibetans join funeral procession of schoolboy

Dharamsala - Hundreds of grieving Tibetans on Sunday joined the funeral procession for a 16-year-old schoolboy who died after setting himself on fire to protest against Chinese rule.

Tibetan schoolboy who set himself alight dies in India

New Delhi - A Tibetan schoolboy living in India has died four days after setting himself on fire to protest Chinese rule, the hospital treating him said Friday.

Tibetan schoolboy who set himself alight dies in India

New Delhi - A Tibetan schoolboy living in India has died four days after setting himself on fire to protest Chinese rule, the hospital treating him said Friday.
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Singing bowls at the Drepung Loseling Monastery's booth at Tibetan Bazaar. University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Ark. May 11, 2011
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Sydney Tibetan Youth Congress 'Stand for Tibet' flag.
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Jewelry, photos of the Dalai Lama, and ritual objects at the Vision of Tibet booth. Tibetan Bazaar, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Ark. May 11, 2011
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Mount Chomolangma, north face, as seen from Rongbuk, Tibet.
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Gagged Tibetan protestors at Martin Place, Sydney.
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U.S. President Barack Obama meets with the Dalai Lama in Feb. 2010
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