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Thursday 31 May 2012
A Tibetan mother of three has died in the latest in a recent wave of self-immolations to protest against Chinese rule, according to reports.
Monday 28 May 2012
One man died and the other was taken to hospital after they set themselves on fire yesterday outside the Jokhang Temple, the official Xinhua News Agency reported.
Tuesday 20 March 2012
China's national treasure, the giant panda, will become even more precious if one businessman succeeds in using its dung to grow organic green tea which he intends to sell for more than £125 a cup.
Thursday 08 March 2012
Wednesday 07 March 2012
Chinese officials sought today to discredit Tibetans who have set themselves on fire to protest China's rule over their region, calling them outcasts, criminals and mentally ill people manipulated by the exiled Dalai Lama.
Tuesday 21 February 2012
A young Tibetan Buddhist monk has set himself on fire to protest against Chinese rule – the 21st to do so in the past year.
Friday 17 February 2012
Whether it’s a chic shade or the perfect pendant, Kate Watson-Smyth gets the mood just right
Wednesday 08 February 2012
China vowed yesterday to crack down on unrest in Tibetan areas and accused overseas activist groups and the Dalai Lama of orchestrating the recent violence.
Monday 06 February 2012
Three more people have set themselves on fire to protest about China's policies toward Tibetans in a politically sensitive area that already has seen ethnic violence this year.
Saturday 24 December 2011
A human rights advocate was jailed for nine years after a brief hearing yesterday in which he pleaded not guilty to subverting state power.
Tuesday 08 November 2011
The Dalai Lama has said the desperate conditions Tibetans faced under Beijing's rigid controls, in what amounted to "cultural genocide", were behind a spate of self-immolations in southwest China.
Monday 31 October 2011
A child has been shot dead by police during clashes between supporters of rival political camps in the Democratic Republic of Congo ahead of next month's election, according to the government and the UN.
Saturday 29 October 2011
The complex network of flood defences shielding Thailand's capital from the worst floods in nearly 60 years mostly held today as coastal high tides hit their peak. While the city centre was protected, Bangkok's northern outskirts remained inundated along with much of the rest of the country.
Monday 24 October 2011
The threat of floods inundating Thailand's capital could ease by early next month as record-high water levels in the river carrying torrents downstream from the country's north begin to decline, officials said yesterday.
Tuesday 16 August 2011
A Tibetan monk burned himself to death yesterday in south-west China, calling for the return of the Dalai Lama, the London-based Free Tibet organisation said.
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