A fire that raged for nearly 10 hours today razed an ancient Tibetan town in southwest China that's popular with tourists, burning down hundreds of buildings as fire engines were unable to get onto the narrow streets, state media and witnesses said.
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Sunday 08 March 2009
Armoured troop carriers and tour buses packed with police roll along the winding mountain roads. Internet service is dead in some places. Military camps fortified with sandbags sit amid Tibetan communities, where strings of prayer flags flutter in the wind.
Monday 16 February 2009
Charles Darwin has been accused of many things – but never before of being a closet Tibetan Buddhist.
Thursday 12 February 2009
Sunday 08 February 2009
Since his seminal work with Public Image Limited some 30 years ago, no other bass player has left so recognisable a sonic footprint on their work than Mr Wobble.
Thursday 05 February 2009
Taking place on the 4th-11th day of the first Tibetan Lunar month, Monlam, the Great Prayer Festival, is one of the most important festivals in Tibetan Buddhism. Pictures of this year's festival display the spectacular processions and colourful outfits of Tibet's Buddhist monks.
Monday 02 February 2009
Five demonstrators were arrested during scuffles with police outside the Chinese embassy in London yesterday as they called for freedom for Tibet. It was one of several protests planned during the visit of China's Prime Minister Wen Jiabao, who arrived in London on Saturday as part of a European tour aimed at improving trade between Europe and China and finding a way out of the global financial crisis.
Sunday 01 February 2009
Pro-Tibetan protesters scuffled with police today as Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao arrived at the Chinese Embassy in London.
Monday 24 November 2008
Tibetan exiles have shied away from pursuing total independence from China and agreed to back the non-violent "Middle Way" policy of the Dalai Lama.
Monday 24 November 2008
It is easy to call on the world's freedom movements to seek the path of negotiation over the way of violence. But what happens if it gets you nowhere? That was the bleak question asked by Tibetan exiles at a meeting in Dharmsala in India that ended at the weekend.
Sunday 16 November 2008
Sunday 02 November 2008
<a href="http://blogs.independent.co.uk/independent/2008/10/an-update-from.html">Asian (con)Fusion: An update from His Holiness</a>
Tuesday 28 October 2008
Earlier this week, I wrote a story about the Dalai Lama's growing impatience with the Chinese authorities in regard to his efforts to secure autonomy for Tibet.
Tuesday 07 October 2008
Ange, we have to hand it to you. You are extraordinary. Less than three months after giving birth to twins, the mother now to six children, you look jaw-droppingly beautiful, and no amount of silly tattoos – the map co-ordinates of the new babies' birthplace, on show this weekend when you and Brad made your first public appearance – take away from your perfection. All those rumours about post-natal depression and strains on your relationship seem so unlikely, now that we see you more radiant than ever, with your swishy hair and sparkling complexion. Oh, hang on. Hold still. You've got something on your arm. Ew. Something a bit brown and funny-looking. Brad Pitt.
Monday 06 October 2008
Strong earthquakes hit China's remote western regions of Tibet and Xinjiang today but both appear to have struck sparsely populated, mountainous areas and caused only limited damage.
Monday 01 September 2008
The Dalai Lama left hospital in Mumbai this morning after being treated for abdominal pain, smiling and waving to waiting photographers.
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