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Tibetan leaders say the Dalai Lama must decide on his successor

Tibetan leaders say the Dalai Lama must decide on his successor

The Dalai Lama has the sole authority to decide how his successor will be chosen, a gathering of senior religious and political leaders of the community in exile said on Wednesday.

Dalai Lama 'doing much better', should leave hospital in few days

Dalai Lama 'doing much better', should leave hospital in few days

The Dalai Lama has been admitted to hospital in New Delhi for treatment but is "doing much better" and should be released soon, his close aide told AFP on Wednesday.

Tibet supporters in India mark 60 years since uprising

Tibet supporters in India mark 60 years since uprising

Huge crowds gathered at the Dalai Lama's temple in India Sunday to commemorate 60 years since the failed Tibetan uprising against Chinese rule that drove the spiritual leader into exile.

Tibetan man self-immolates in protest at Chinese rule

Tibetan man self-immolates in protest at Chinese rule

A 30-year-old Tibetan man has died after setting himself on fire earlier this week in an act of political protest, according to the International Campaign for Tibet, marking the sixth death by self-immolation this year.

China to bar foreign climbers from Everest's Tibet side

China to bar foreign climbers from Everest's Tibet side

China will bar foreigners from climbing the Tibetan side of Mount Everest during the coming autumn season after a Polish traveller was accused of illegally crossing into Nepal last month.

Tibetan medicine lures patients seeking drug-free cures

Tibetan medicine lures patients seeking drug-free cures

Before dawn in the Indian Himalayas, scores of patients clutching small vials of urine queue patiently to see Yeshi Dhonden, a Tibetan monk who became a legend as personal healer to the Dalai Lama.

Dalai Lama reunited with guard who welcomed him to India

Dalai Lama reunited with guard who welcomed him to India

The Dalai Lama has had an emotional reunion with the Indian border guard who escorted him as he fled his native Tibet following a failed uprising nearly 60 years ago.

Top Tibetan lama abandons monkhood to marry old friend

Top Tibetan lama abandons monkhood to marry old friend

A senior Tibetan lama at the centre of a long-running row over one of Buddhism's most important titles has abandoned the monkhood altogether after marrying a childhood friend ...

Tibetan self-immolates in China: rights group

Tibetan self-immolates in China: rights group

A man has self-immolated in protest against China's presence in Tibet while calling for the return of the Dalai Lama, a rights group said Saturday, the first Tibetan to set themselves on fire since March.

Dalai Lama to visit Trump in move bound to anger China

Dalai Lama to visit Trump in move bound to anger China

Exiled Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama said on Wednesday that he would visit US President-elect Donald Trump, a meeting that would infuriate Beijing which views the Nobel Peace Prize-winning monk as a dangerous separatist.

Riders on the plateau: Tibetans gather for horse festival

Riders on the plateau: Tibetans gather for horse festival

Thundering across the vast Himalayan plateau in their traditional finery, Tibetan horsemen gather for an annual riding festival which is a colourful feast for the eyes.

Tibetan director detained, hospitalised in China

Tibetan director detained, hospitalised in China

An award-winning Tibetan film director has been detained and suffered serious injury while in police custody, a Chinese film directors' guild said on Wednesday, sparking widespread condemnation in the Chinese film industry.