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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Friday 17 August 2012
Lost horizon at the top of a tower
Waiter who streaked alongside Olympic Torch relay denies indecency claiming his naked body inspired 'hilarity not distress'
Wednesday 25 July 2012
A waiter who streaked alongside the Olympic Torch was merely inspiring “hilarity not distress” when he joined the relay wearing nothing but trainers, his lawyer insisted today.
Monday 16 July 2012
Jermyn Street Theatre is partial to rummaging for rarities in the back catalogue of great dramatists. Well, they don’t come much rarer than this – the UK premiere, no less, of St John’s Night which Ibsen wrote at the tender age of 23 and later tried to disown.
Saturday 23 June 2012
The Dalai Lama yesterday insisted he was not offended by Alex Salmond's apparent decision to "snub" his visit to Scotland – saying he was only interested in spreading a message of harmony.
Wednesday 20 June 2012
The Dalai Lama has urged religious people to work for the good of humanity and care for the environment in an address at Westminster Abbey.
Wednesday 20 June 2012
With such monumental figures as Aung Sun Suu Kyi and the Dalai Lama in town – along with Nelson Mandela, the boilerplate inspirations of a thousand insipid celebrity Q&As over the years – it'd be easy to leaf through recent British history and wonder, with regret, where our own legends are. The heroes we do have are, with the possible exception of Winston Churchill, hated by as many people as love them. Not even Margaret Thatcher's greatest admirers could call her a unifying force.
Sunday 17 June 2012
The Dalai Lama was joined by outspoken comedian Russell Brand as he addressed thousands of young people at the Manchester Arena yesterday.
Friday 15 June 2012
The Dalai Lama today brushed aside a reported threat by China to withdraw their Olympic athletes from a training camp in response to a planned speech as "almost routine".
Friday 15 June 2012
The Dalai Lama will begin a national tour of the UK today which will include an appearance alongside comedian Russell Brand.
Wednesday 13 June 2012
Chinese officials have threatened to pull the country's Olympic athletes out of their training camp in Leeds due to a scheduled visit by the Dalai Lama to the city, it was reported today.
Saturday 09 June 2012
Comedian Russell Brand is to share a stage with Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama.
Friday 01 June 2012
The 33-year-old who died at the sceneis the 35th Tibetan to immolate since March last year
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.
Saturday 19 May 2012
A 73-year-old Japanese woman climbed to Mount Everest's peak today, smashing her own record to again become the oldest woman to scale the world's highest mountain.
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