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The Government attempted to draw a line under the freeze in diplomatic relations with China today as George Osborne said Britain is determined to move on from the row.

Dalai Lama, Labour faithful and others

Why the Dalai Lama is not putting blame on disabled people

Tibet, Tibet: a personal history of a lost land, by Patrick French

The Dalai Lama may not be, as Rupert Murdoch said, 'a political old monk in Guccis'. But Justin Wintle argues that he has done his share of pussyfooting

Steven Seagal: top action hero and Tibetan lama

Buddhism is big in Hollywood, from `Kundun' to Richard Gere. A young Bhutanese director thinks it's hilarious. By Matthew Sweet

Thursday Book: The heart and soul of Peking's holy war

The Search for the Panchen Lama by Isabel Hilton (Viking, pounds 20)

Books: Why the destiny of a nation rests with a boy

The Search for the Panchen Lama by Isabel Hilton Viking pounds 20

This week's true life confessions ...

RUPERT MURDOCH: "It's true that I dabbled with Buddhism when I was younger. But it was just a phase. I now realise that the Dalai Lama is just a pointy-headed monkey."

Chinese poor `invade' Tibet

There is fury in the US at a World Bank-funded plan to resettle 58,000 Han farmers, writes Lorien Holland

Chinese parade boy Lama

IN A bid to win over the hearts of Tibetans, China paraded a nine- year-old boy through the streets of Lhasa to soften the impact of a World Bank-funded project to relocate Chinese settlers into Tibet.

The qualifications of a modern holy man

Holiness is hard work. Cardinal Hume lived under a gruelling discipline of prayer

Abbey rings to the sound of praise for Menuhin, citizen of the world

MESSAGES FROM South Africa's outgoing President, Nelson Mandela, and the Dalai Lama, the Tibetan spiritual leader, were read out yesterday at the memorial service for Lord Menuhin, one of the century's greatest musicians and a noted humanitarian.

Faith & Reason: No more Buddhists, says Dalai Lama

Stephen Batchelor For the head of a religion to insist he wants no converts may sound odd. But behind it is an outlook which speaks directly to the modern world
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General Election 2015: Chuka Umunna on the benefits of immigration, humility – and his leader Ed Miliband

Chuka Umunna: A virus of racism runs through Ukip

The shadow business secretary on the benefits of immigration, humility – and his leader Ed Miliband
Yemen crisis: This exotic war will soon become Europe's problem

Yemen's exotic war will soon affect Europe

Terrorism and boatloads of desperate migrants will be the outcome of the Saudi air campaign, says Patrick Cockburn
Marginal Streets project aims to document voters in the run-up to the General Election

Marginal Streets project documents voters

Independent photographers Joseph Fox and Orlando Gili are uploading two portraits of constituents to their website for each day of the campaign
Game of Thrones: Visit the real-life kingdom of Westeros to see where violent history ends and telly tourism begins

The real-life kingdom of Westeros

Is there something a little uncomfortable about Game of Thrones shooting in Northern Ireland?
How to survive a social-media mauling, by the tough women of Twitter

How to survive a Twitter mauling

Mary Beard, Caroline Criado-Perez, Louise Mensch, Bunny La Roche and Courtney Barrasford reveal how to trounce the trolls
Gallipoli centenary: At dawn, the young remember the young who perished in one of the First World War's bloodiest battles

At dawn, the young remember the young

A century ago, soldiers of the Empire – many no more than boys – spilt on to Gallipoli’s beaches. On this 100th Anzac Day, there are personal, poetic tributes to their sacrifice
Dissent is slowly building against the billions spent on presidential campaigns – even among politicians themselves

Follow the money as never before

Dissent is slowly building against the billions spent on presidential campaigns – even among politicians themselves, reports Rupert Cornwell
Samuel West interview: The actor and director on austerity, unionisation, and not mentioning his famous parents

Samuel West interview

The actor and director on austerity, unionisation, and not mentioning his famous parents
General Election 2015: Imagine if the leading political parties were fashion labels

Imagine if the leading political parties were fashion labels

Fashion editor, Alexander Fury, on what the leaders' appearances tell us about them
Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka: Home can be the unsafest place for women

Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka: Home can be the unsafest place for women

The architect of the HeForShe movement and head of UN Women on the world's failure to combat domestic violence
Public relations as 'art'? Surely not

Confessions of a former PR man

The 'art' of public relations is being celebrated by the V&A museum, triggering some happy memories for DJ Taylor
Bill Granger recipes: Our chef succumbs to his sugar cravings with super-luxurious sweet treats

Bill Granger's luxurious sweet treats

Our chef loves to stop for 30 minutes to catch up on the day's gossip, while nibbling on something sweet
London Marathon 2015: Paula Radcliffe and the mother of all goodbyes

The mother of all goodbyes

Paula Radcliffe's farewell to the London Marathon will be a family affair
Everton vs Manchester United: Steven Naismith demands 'better' if Toffees are to upset the odds against United

Steven Naismith: 'We know we must do better'

The Everton forward explains the reasons behind club's decline this season
Arsenal vs Chelsea: Praise to Arsene Wenger for having the courage of his convictions

Michael Calvin's Last Word

Praise to Wenger for having the courage of his convictions