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US, China impose visa restrictions on each other in Tibet row

Bejing - The United States and China imposed visa restrictions on each other in tit-for-tat moves over their disagreement on Tibet, adding fuel to the diplomatic fire between the superpowers.

Hong Kong set to become a new Tibet, says exiled leader

New Delhi - Hong Kong is heading toward the same fate as Tibet after China imposed a new security law that criminalises calls for independence, the leader of the exiled Tibetan government has told AFP.

Tibetan exile govt urges China to reveal whereabouts of Panchen Lama

New Delhi - Tibet's parliament-in-exile on Sunday called for Beijing to confirm the "well-being and whereabouts" of the Panchen Lama, the second-most important figure in Tibetan Buddhism's largest school, a quarter of a century after he disappeared.

US presses China on Panchen Lama 25 years after disappearance

Washington - The United States on Thursday renewed calls on China to free the Tibetan identified 25 years earlier as the Panchen Lama and warned Beijing not to see the episode as a model for handling the Dalai Lama's succession.

Exiled Dalai Lama marks 80 years as Tibet's spiritual leader

New Delhi - The Dalai Lama on Saturday marked the 80th anniversary of his enthronement as the spiritual leader of Tibet, a position held almost entirely in exile and as a target of constant vilification by the Chinese state.

China accuses US of using UN to 'meddle' in Tibet

Bejing - China accused the US on Monday of using the United Nations to "meddle" in Tibet, as Washington intensifies its bid to prevent Beijing from handpicking the Dalai Lama's successor.

Nepal declines permission for Dalai Lama's birthday celebration

Kathmandu - The Dalai Lama's birthday celebrations in Nepal were cancelled after the government refused permission for the event to go ahead, officials said Sunday, in another sign of the growing influence of China over its Himalayan neighbour.

Dalai Lama 'deeply sorry' for comments on women

New Delhi - The Dalai Lama is "deeply sorry" about comments he made about women in a recent BBC interview, his office said in a statement on Tuesday.

Dalai Lama says Trump 'lacks moral principle'

New Delhi - The Dalai Lama has accused US President Donald Trump of lacking "moral principle", in a wide-ranging BBC interview in which the Tibetan spiritual leader said that any female successor should be attractive.

US ambassador makes rare visit to Tibet

Bejing - The US ambassador to China is making the first trip to Tibet by an American envoy in four years after obtaining rare access to the restricted region, his embassy said Monday.

Ancient human relative explains mountain gene mutation

Paris - The fossilised remains of an early human cousin found in the mountains of Tibet proves mankind adapted to live at high altitude far earlier than previously thought, scientists said Wednesday.

Indian Army mocked for Yeti 'footprint' photos

New Delhi - Photos of "Yeti footprints" posted online by the Indian army triggered a social media storm on Tuesday, with users ridiculing the military for propagating theories debunked by science.

Dalai Lama discharged from hospital

New Delhi - The Dalai Lama told his followers on Friday to "feel at ease" as he was discharged from a New Delhi hospital three days after being admitted with a chest infection.

Dalai Lama discharged from hospital

New Delhi - The Dalai Lama was discharged from a New Delhi hospital on Friday, his personal spokesman said, three days after being admitted with what an aide called a "light cough".

'Cured' Dalai Lama set to be discharged from hospital Friday

New Delhi - The Dalai Lama is "doing very well" and will likely be discharged from hospital in New Delhi on Friday as he recovers from a chest infection, his spokesman told AFP on Thursday.

'Cured' Dalai Lama set to be discharged from hospital Friday

New Delhi - The Dalai Lama is "doing very well" and will likely be discharged from hospital in New Delhi on Friday as he recovers from a chest infection, his spokesman told AFP on Thursday.

Dalai Lama 'doing much better', should leave hospital in few days: spokesman

New Delhi - The Dalai Lama has been admitted to hospital in New Delhi for treatment but is "doing much better" and should be released soon, his close aide told AFP on Wednesday.

Dalai Lama taken to New Delhi hospital for chest pain

New Delhi - The Dalai Lama has undergone a check-up at a New Delhi hospital following chest pains, according to an aide who said the Tibetan spiritual leader was in stable condition.

Don't be bewitched by Dalai Lama: Tibetan official

Bejing - Tibetan officials Wednesday defended China's policies in the southwestern region and called on the international community not to be "bewitched" by the exiled Dalai Lama or his "rumours" about the human rights situation there.

China denounces US Tibet report as 'full of prejudice'

Bejing - Beijing on Tuesday denounced a US report accusing the Chinese government of impeding access to Tibet as "full of prejudice" and warned that continued interference in the Himalayan region could damage US-China relations.

US says China 'systematically' impedes Tibet access

Washington - China "systematically" impedes access to Tibet with restrictions that have prohibited diplomats, journalists and ordinary citizens from visiting, the United States said in a report Monday.

Tibet struggle's slow slide off the global radar as Dalai Lama ages

Fpo - Sixty years after the Dalai Lama fled into permanent Indian exile, the cause of Tibetan freedom that earned him a Nobel prize and a celebrity-studded international following has lost much of its momentum -- neutralised, analysts say, by the passage of ...

Tibet supporters in India mark 60 years since uprising

Dharamsala - Huge crowds gathered at the Dalai Lama's temple in India Sunday to commemorate 60 years since the failed Tibetan uprising against Chinese rule that drove the spiritual leader into exile.

Lodi Gyari, Dalai Lama's voice in China and US, dies

Washington - Lodi Gyari, the Dalai Lama's right-hand diplomat who led rare negotiations with China that proved frustrating and fruitless, has died, former colleagues said. He was 69.

'Himalayan Viagra' under threat from climate change: researchers

Washington - A prized caterpillar fungus that is more valuable than gold and is nicknamed "Himalayan Viagra" in Asia, where it is seen as a wonder drug, is becoming harder to find due to climate change, researchers said Monday.

Tibet bans religious activities for students

Bejing - Students in Tibet have been banned from taking part in religious activities over the summer holidays, Chinese state media reported Tuesday.

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.
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