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Putin is 'self-centred', says Dalai Lama
Putin is 'self-centred', says Dalai Lama

Tibet's exiled spiritual leader the Dalai Lama criticised Russia's President Vladimir Putin as "self-centred" in a German newspaper interview.

Putin is 'self-centred', says Dalai Lama
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Across 27 countries in 75 days: adventures of Indian filmmaker

Lal Jose and his friends will drive across two continents, crossing 27 countries, including Kazakhstan, and covering 24,000 kilometers in 75 days with a message of good will.

Across 27 countries in 75 days: adventures of Indian filmmaker
Dalai Lama in democracy call ahead of Tibet autonomy push
Dalai Lama in democracy call ahead of Tibet autonomy push

The Dalai Lama has called for democracy in China and offered prayers for victims of the Tiananmen crackdown ahead of the launch Thursday of a new campaign for autonomy in his Tibetan homeland.

Dalai Lama in democracy call ahead of Tibet autonomy push
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Tibetan man in China sets self on fire: reports

A Tibetan man in China burned himself to death on Tuesday, overseas media and a rights group reported, the latest in a string of self-immolation protests in recent years.

Tibetan man in China sets self on fire: reports
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Two Tibetans set themselves on fire: reports

Two Tibetan monks in China have set themselves on fire to protest at a 2008 crackdown, overseas groups and reports said, adding to a string of self-immolation protests in recent years.

Two Tibetans set themselves on fire: reports
Japan Buddhists launch Monks Without Borders
Japan Buddhists launch Monks Without Borders

First it was the doctors, then came the reporters, now a group of religious men in Japan have formed Monks Without Borders.

Japan Buddhists launch Monks Without Borders
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Dalai Lama says will miss 'dear friend' Mandela

The Dalai Lama said Friday he would miss his "dear friend" Nelson Mandela, who he hailed as "a man of courage, principle and unquestionable integrity" in a letter sent to the South African icon's family.

Dalai Lama says will miss 'dear friend' Mandela
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Tibetan monk sets himself on fire in China: reports

A Tibetan monk has set himself on fire in an act of protest in China, reports and campaign groups said Tuesday, as top Communist Party leaders hold a key gathering.

Tibetan monk sets himself on fire in China: reports
Mexican officials won't meet Dalai Lama: Tibetan group
Mexican officials won't meet Dalai Lama: Tibetan group

Mexico leader Enrique Pena Nieto has no plans to meet the Dalai Lama when the exiled Tibetan spiritual leader begins a tour of the country on Friday.

Mexican officials won't meet Dalai Lama: Tibetan group
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China police fire on Tibetan protesters: rights groups

Chinese police opened fire on a group of protesters in Tibet, injuring 60, overseas rights organisations said Wednesday, in the latest flare-up over the authorities' tight control of the region.

China police fire on Tibetan protesters: rights groups
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Hackers attack exiled Tibet government website

Hackers have attacked the Tibetan government-in-exile's Chinese-language website with an unidentified virus, making the portal inaccessible.

Hackers attack exiled Tibet government website
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Contested renovation in Tibet capital complete: media

The controversial renovation of the historic area around a key monastery in the Tibetan capital has been completed.

Contested renovation in Tibet capital complete: media
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More than 2mn Tibetans rehoused, relocated: rights group

More than two million Tibetans in China have been forced to change homes or relocate in a government-sponsored programme that is damaging their traditional culture and rural lifestyle.

More than 2mn Tibetans rehoused, relocated: rights group
Tibetan envoy says China can end immolations
Tibetan envoy says China can end immolations

An envoy of the Dalai Lama said Wednesday that Tibetans would likely end a wave of self-immolation protests if China reopened dialogue with the exiled spiritual leader to address grievances.

Tibetan envoy says China can end immolations
Tibetan teens in rare double immolation: reports
Tibetan teens in rare double immolation: reports

Two Tibetan teenagers died after they set fire to themselves in protest at Chinese rule, reports and Western rights groups said, in a rare instance of a double self-immolation in the restive region.

Tibetan teens in rare double immolation: reports
Movie about Kazakhstan expedition to South Pole presented in Almaty
Movie about Kazakhstan expedition to South Pole presented in Almaty

The documentary called 108 hours shows the first Kazakhstan expedition’s journey to the Antarctic.

Movie about Kazakhstan expedition to South Pole presented in Almaty
China not 'serious' in Tibet immolations probe: Dalai Lama
China not 'serious' in Tibet immolations probe: Dalai Lama

Chinese government is not "seriously" probing the cause of a spate of self-immolations by Tibetans across China, the Dalai Lama said Monday.

China not 'serious' in Tibet immolations probe: Dalai Lama
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Security increase reported after Tibet protests

China is ramping up security in Tibetan areas after a spate of self-immolation protests just as Beijing holds a key political gathering.

Security increase reported after Tibet protests
Meet Mr Happy: French geneticist turned Tibetan monk
Meet Mr Happy: French geneticist turned Tibetan monk

As he grins serenely and his burgundy robes billow in the fresh Himalayan wind, it is not difficult to see why scientists declared Matthieu Ricard the happiest man they had ever tested.

Meet Mr Happy: French geneticist turned Tibetan monk
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Two Tibetans self-immolate in China: groups

Two Tibetan men have died after setting fire to themselves in China, a US broadcaster and two overseas pressure groups said Tuesday, taking the number of such protests to more than 50 since 2009.

Two Tibetans self-immolate in China: groups