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Monk sets himself on fire in northwest China

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China’s official news agency said a monk has set himself on fire in an ethnic Tibetan area of northwest China.

Posted: March 16th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Nepal steps up security to stop Tibetan protests

An exiled Tibetan is detained by a Nepalese policeman during a protest outside the Chinese embassy visa office in Katmandu, Nepal, Monday, March 10, 2014. AP

Police broke up a small Tibetan protest in Nepal’s capital and detained the protesters on Monday’s anniversary of a failed 1959 uprising against Chinese rule in Tibet.

Posted: March 10th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Pollution shrouds Tibetan capital, grounding flights


China’s pollution reached new heights on Friday, as the Tibetan capital of Lhasa was shrouded in a cloud of dust that halted flights and rendered one of its most-recognizable landmarks nearly invisible.

Posted: December 20th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

5.7-magnitude quake hits Tibet – USGS


A 5.7-magnitude earthquake hit a remote area of Tibet in western China on Monday, the US Geological Survey said.

Posted: August 12th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Total of 54 Tibet landslide bodies recovered—state media

In this photo released by China's Xinhua News Agency, earthmovers remove rocks and mud on the scene where a landslide hit a mining area in Maizhokunggar County of Lhasa, southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region, on Friday, March 29, 2013. The large landslide trapped dozens of workers in the gold mining area, state media reported. (AP Photo/Xinhua, Chogo)

Chinese rescue crews have recovered a total of 54 bodies in the aftermath of a huge landslide in Tibet that buried more than 80 mine workers, state television reported Tuesday.

Posted: April 2nd, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »