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Dalai Lama to give away $1.75MN award

The 76-year-old spiritual leader, Nobel laureate, and leader of a Tibetan government in exile in India was in London Monday to receive the Templeton Prize at St Paul’s Cathedral for his contribution to affirming life’s spiritual dimension.

Beijing-chosen Panchen Lama makes first public appearance outside mainland

The Panchen Lama is almost never seen in public, but in an eight-minute speech Thursday to more than 1,000 monks, nuns and scholars from 50 countries, he espoused Buddhist theory as “sweet dew that ends human suffering” and offers “a way to promote world peace.”

Tibetan refugees fear India's crackdown on activism

Free Tibet activists were arrested in India ahead of the Chinese president's visit to New Delhi, and though India is home to an estimated 150,000 Tibetan refugees, their welcome may be wearing out.
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Tibetan activists unfurl a banner reading 'Hu Jintao failed leader free Tibet now' from a foot over bridge during a protest at a road leading to the Taj Hotel - the venue for the fourth BRICS Summit attended by leaders of member nations Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa - in New Delhi on March 29, 2012. The lead-up to the summit gathering at a luxury hotel in the centre of the Indian capital saw demonstrations by hundreds of Tibetan exiles protesting against the presence of Chinese President Hu Jintao. (MANAN VATSYAYANA/AFP/Getty Images)

NEW DELHI — India has hosted the Dalai Lama and his Tibetan followers for 53 years, but new strains between the Tibetan refugees and their hosts became evident this week with the arrest of more than 250 activists ahead of Chinese President Hu Jintao's visit to New Delhi.


Tibetan man self-immolates in Delhi to protest Chinese president's India visit

A Tibetan man set himself on fire today in Delhi to protest Chinese President Hu Jintao's upcoming visit to India.

Photos: Tibetans in Sichuan

Though not part of China's officially designated Tibet Autonomous Region, Sichuan is an ethnically Tibetan part of the country. Most of the nearly two dozens Tibetan monks and nuns who have self-immolated since February 2009 were located in Sichuan.

Database of Tibetan self-immolations

Most are men, and many are young. All of them are Tibetan.

In-depth series: Tibetans in turmoil

XINING — Reverberations of protests and self-immolations can be felt across China's Tibetan plateau.

Tibet: Timeline of troubles

Experts say the current wave of unrest reverberating across the Tibetan plateau stems directly from China’s tightening of controls following the 2008 riots.

Tibet: Does China care what other countries have to say?

BEIJING — Global outcry over self-immolations in Tibet appears more subdued than the world's rage over the 2008 crackdown in Lhasa.

China keeps a lid on Tibet's troubles

Even when roadblocks and threats don’t keep journalists out, Tibetans are often too spooked to speak openly.
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