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Saturday 17 December 2011
Spain's maritime gateway to the Americas is a city of explorers that deserves discovery. Founded by the Phoenicians and expanded by the Romans, the port city of Huelva has some fine buildings. They include a Renaissance cathedral, and an area built in the suburban English style of the early 20th century to house the British engineers working at the nearby Rio Tinto mines. But its most striking monument, about a mile or so south of the city centre, is a stone statue that dominates the port. Representing the figure of a monk leaning on a cross (below), it commemorates Christopher Columbus, who set out from here to discover the New World.
Friday 16 December 2011
Activists in Bhutan are hoping their young king – a man known for his fondness for the occasional cigarette – will enter a controversy that has gripped the country and use royal powers to free a number of people sent to jail after being convicted under tough anti-smoking legislation.
Thursday 08 December 2011
With German Christmas markets springing up like mushrooms in British cities, it was appropriate that the Armonico Consort should present a seventeenth-century musical complement.
Saturday 26 November 2011
A handicapped monk in his 30s is among the few Tibetans who made their way past Chinese border guards to reach a reception centre for new arrivals at Dharamsala this week.
Sunday 20 November 2011
Chinese oppression leads Buddhist monks to resort to desperate protest
Friday 18 November 2011
Aba has seen so many self-immolations that police now carry fire extinguishers. Clifford Coonan and Tashi Tsering ventured to the area to find out what provoked these desperate acts
Wednesday 09 November 2011
A top QC called for tougher rules to protect all faith pupils today as he stripped monks of control at a school beset by sex abuse.
Friday 04 November 2011
The wave of protests by Tibetan Buddhists against Chinese rule continued yesterday as a nun burned herself to death at a crossroads in south-west China, the 11th self-immolation by monks or nuns this year.
Friday 21 October 2011
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Wednesday 19 October 2011
Chinese authorities have made it impossible for the monks to go about their religious lives
Monday 10 October 2011
The young monk sits in the front of a truck, the skin on his chest charred and mottled. As the video continues, you can see that his head is badly burned. There are pink splotches on his body where the skin has disappeared entirely. He doesn't appear to make a sound.
Monday 10 October 2011
Breaking their vows, young Tibetan monks are self-immolating
Thursday 01 September 2011
Two Tibetan Buddhist monks have been jailed for assisting in the death of a 16-year-old colleague who set himself alight.
Tuesday 30 August 2011
The hardline official who led Beijing's tough response to the Dalai Lama and his Tibetan Buddhist supporters has shifted jobs to tackle a new target: the country's embattled Catholics.
Wednesday 24 August 2011
A Tibetan spiritual leader installed by China's government against the Dalai Lama's wishes has finished a trip to a major Buddhist monastery with comments unlikely to endear him to an already sceptical Tibetan public.
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