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AN ALTERCATION between a Han Chinese shop owner and Tibetan monks in rural Tibet escalated into an ethnic riot.
PEOPLE in the Tibetan capital of Lhasa are waking up to nosebleeds because there is so little moisture in the air, it was revealed yesterday.
A TIBETAN nomad held by the Chinese for three months for shouting "long live the Dalai Lama" has been convicted on subversion charges.
CHINESE border guards fired on a group of Tibetans, including children, fleeing across the Himalayas into Nepal earlier this month, but no-one was hurt, a body working for the Tibetan cause said.
AMERICA will deliver a calculated sleight to China today by awarding the Tibetan religious leader the Dalai Lama a Congressional Gold Medal - the highest civilian award which may be bestowed by the United States Congress.
REINCARNATIONS of "living Buddhas" in Tibet who fail to get approval from the officially atheist Chinese government are illegal and invalid, officials announced, as dozens of ethnic Tibetans were arrested for calling for the return of the exiled Dalai Lama.
THE Dalai Lama toured the zoo of late "Crocodile Hunter" Steve Irwin today, and met the TV celebrity's widow Terry, son Bob and daughter Bindi.
THE Dalai Lama yesterday urged Australians - the world's worst per captia emitters of greenhouse gases - to cut back on energy use.
A TIBETAN protester set himself on fire yesterday outside the hotel of visiting Chinese president Hu Jintao in Mumbai, before being taken away by Indian police.
A TIBETAN protestor set himself on fire today outside visiting Chinese President Hu Jintao's hotel.
THE Dalai Lama visited Mongolia's largest Buddhist monastery today, at the start of a trip aimed at shoring up Tibetan links with the landlocked nation that is expected to draw anger from China.
IT IS day two of the Dalai Lama's week-long visit to Belgium, and the cramped smile on his face speaks volumes.
Talks between Beijing and the Dalai Lama's envoys have made "no substantial progress", and the exiled Tibetan leader is still a threat to China's unity, Tibet's Chinese-appointed leader said yesterday.
CHINA opened the world's highest railway on Saturday, celebrating the link with Tibet as a symbol harmony while critics denounced it as a threat to Tibet's culture and environment.
PROTESTERS from the US, Canada and Britain were detained in Beijing today after unfurling a banner denouncing China's new rail line to Tibet.
IT IS the world's highest railway, featuring hi-tech systems to stabilise tracks over permafrost and cabins enriched with oxygen to help passengers cope as the train climbs to record altitudes, taking 16,500ft passes at 60mph.
TIBETAN freedom activist and award-winning writer Tenzin Tsundue will be in Edinburgh next month as part of a UK tour.
THE Dalai Lama has said that independence is not in the interests of Tibet, which he said could benefit from China's economic growth.