Geography of Tibet http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/38702/all en Nepal police arrest Tibetans on anniversary of uprising http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130310/nepal-police-arrest-tibetans-anniversary-uprising <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Nepalese police arrested 11 people in Kathmandu on suspicion of "anti-China activities" on Sunday morning, the anniversary of the 1959 rebellion against China's rule in Tibet.</p> <p>"Some of the people we arrested were Tibetan but we have not interrogated all of them yet," police spokesman Uttam Subedi told AFP. </p> <p>Nepal, home to around 20,000 Tibetans, is under intense pressure from Beijing over the exiles, and has repeatedly said it will not tolerate what it calls "anti-China activities".</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130310/nepal-police-arrest-tibetans-anniversary-uprising" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Geography of Tibet Tibetan independence movement War AFP Sun, 10 Mar 2013 06:15:28 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5778623 at http://www.globalpost.com Japanese man, 80, plans third assault on Everest http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130322/japanese-man-80-plans-third-assault-everest <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A thrill-seeking Japanese octogenarian said Friday his third assault on Mount Everest will be the "ultimate anti-ageing" remedy, despite his recurring heart troubles.</p> <p>Yuichiro Miura is readying to begin his third ascent of the 8,848-metre- (29,028-foot) peak and recapture a record he previously held for being the oldest person to scale the world's highest mountain.</p> <p>The 80-year-old heads to Kathmandu next week and is scheduled to begin his climb in May, aiming to repeat a feat he first achieved in 2003 at the sprightly age of 70.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130322/japanese-man-80-plans-third-assault-everest" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Geography of Tibet Human Interest Physical geography Yuichiro Miura Yuichiro Miura AFP Fri, 22 Mar 2013 11:16:20 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5790868 at http://www.globalpost.com Japanese man, 80, plans third assault on Everest http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130322/japanese-man-80-plans-third-assault-everest-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A thrill-seeking Japanese octogenarian said Friday his third assault on Mount Everest will be the "ultimate anti-ageing" remedy, despite his recurring heart troubles.</p> <p>Yuichiro Miura is readying to begin his third ascent of the 8,848-metre- (29,028-foot) peak and recapture a record he previously held for being the oldest person to scale the world's highest mountain.</p> <p>The 80-year-old heads to Kathmandu next week and is scheduled to begin his climb in May, aiming to repeat a feat he first achieved in 2003 at the sprightly age of 70.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130322/japanese-man-80-plans-third-assault-everest-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Geography of Tibet Human Interest Physical geography Yuichiro Miura Yuichiro Miura AFP Fri, 22 Mar 2013 12:02:23 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5790895 at http://www.globalpost.com Two Tibetans set selves alight in China: reports http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130325/two-tibetans-set-selves-alight-china-reports <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Two Tibetans including a mother of four have set themselves on fire in China in two days, rights groups and media reports said Monday, the latest in a series of such protests against Beijing's rule.</p> <p>A 33-year-old Tibetan named Kal Kyi burned herself to death in protest against Chinese authorities in southwestern China's Sichuan province on Sunday, Radio Free Asia reported, adding she had four children.</p> <p>The immolation occurred in Aba, a Tibetan-populated county where there have been a number of similar protests since 2009, according to India-based Tibetan website phayul.com</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130325/two-tibetans-set-selves-alight-china-reports" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia China Disaster Geography of Tibet Technology Tibetan independence movement AFP Mon, 25 Mar 2013 11:31:12 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5793130 at http://www.globalpost.com URGENT ¥¥¥ 83 buried in a Tibet mine area landslide: Xinhua http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130329/urgent-83-buried-tibet-mine-area-landslide-xinhua <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Eighty-three workers were buried after a large-scale landslide hit a mining area in Tibet on Friday, China's official Xinhua news agency reported.</p> <p>The landslide took place at about 6:00 am (2200 GMT Thursday) in Maizhokunggar County in Lhasa, the regional capital, and trapped workers from a subsidiary of China National Gold Group Corporation, said Xinhua.</p> <p>pj/boc</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> Geography of Tibet Lhasa Lhasa Prefecture AFP Fri, 29 Mar 2013 15:00:52 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5797075 at http://www.globalpost.com 83 buried in a Tibet mine area landslide: state media http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130329/83-buried-tibet-mine-area-landslide-state-media <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Eighty-three workers were buried after a large-scale landslide hit a mining area in Tibet on Friday, China's state media reported.</p> <p>The landslide took place at about 6:00 am (2200 GMT Thursday) in Maizhokunggar County in Tibet's capital Lhasa, and trapped workers from a subsidiary of China National Gold Group Corporation, a mining firm, said Xinhua.</p> <p>No deaths have been announced, and a local official reached by AFP confirmed that the landslide had occurred, but could not state the number of casualties.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130329/83-buried-tibet-mine-area-landslide-state-media" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Geography of Tibet Lhasa Prefecture Politics Tibet AFP Fri, 29 Mar 2013 15:45:37 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5797107 at http://www.globalpost.com 83 buried in a Tibet landslide: reports http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130329/83-buried-tibet-landslide-reports <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>More than 80 workers were buried when a huge landslide came crashing down a mountainside in Tibet on Friday, Chinese state-run media said.</p> <p>A vast three-kilometre-long section of land, with a volume of two million cubic metres, slid down a slope and buried 83 miners in Maizhokunggar county, east of the Tibetan capital Lhasa, the official Xinhua news agency said.</p> <p>A total of 1,000 police, firefighters and doctors were sent to the disaster site, at an altitude of 4,600 metres, the agency said, with 200 vehicles and 15 dogs, and sets of life-detecting equipment.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130329/83-buried-tibet-landslide-reports" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Geography of Tibet Tibet AFP Fri, 29 Mar 2013 18:15:42 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5797210 at http://www.globalpost.com 83 buried in a Tibet landslide: reports http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130329/83-buried-tibet-landslide-reports-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A huge landslide came crashing down a mountainside in Tibet on Friday, burying 83 workers in a gold mining area, Chinese state-run media said.</p> <p>A vast three-kilometre-long section of land, with a volume of two million cubic metres, slid down a slope and buried the workers' camp in Maizhokunggar county, east of the Tibetan capital Lhasa, the official Xinhua news agency said.</p> <p>A total of 1,000 police, firefighters and doctors were sent to the disaster site, at an altitude of 4,600 metres, the agency said, with 200 vehicles and 15 dogs, and sets of life-detecting equipment.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130329/83-buried-tibet-landslide-reports-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Disaster Geography of Tibet Technology Tibet AFP Fri, 29 Mar 2013 20:15:27 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5797264 at http://www.globalpost.com Landslide in China traps 83 miners http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130329/landslide-china-traps-83-miners <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agencia EFE </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Beijing, Mar 29 (EFE).- A massive landslide Friday in the mountains of Tibet left 83 mineworkers trapped, China's official Xinhua news agency said.</p> <p>Two million cubic meters (70.5 million cu. ft.) of mud, rocks and debris covered an area 3 kilometers (1.8 miles) long in Maizhonkunggar district, near Lhasa, the regional capital.</p> <p>The landslide occurred around 6:00 a.m. at an altitude of 4,600 meters (15,081 ft), cutting off 83 employees of a subsidiary of China National Gold Group.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.efe.com" class="button wire efe"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#efe"><span>Copyright EFE, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130329/landslide-china-traps-83-miners" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Geography of Tibet Labor Law Agencia EFE Fri, 29 Mar 2013 22:30:58 +0000 Agencia EFE 5797334 at http://www.globalpost.com URGENT ¥¥¥ No survivors day after 83 buried in China landslide: report http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130330/urgent-no-survivors-day-after-83-buried-china-landslide-report <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Chinese authorities said no survivors had yet been found 28 hours after 83 mine workers were buried in a huge landslide in Tibet despite a high-altitude search operation, state media reported. </p> <p>"Rescuers have not yet found survivors or bodies," authorities were quoted by the official Xinhua news agency as saying, referring to the search in Maizhokunggar county, east of Tibetan capital Lhasa.</p> <p>nc/jw</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> Geography of Tibet Lhasa Lhasa Prefecture AFP Sat, 30 Mar 2013 04:45:03 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5797419 at http://www.globalpost.com No survivors day after 83 buried in China landslide: Xinhua http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130330/no-survivors-day-after-83-buried-china-landslide-xinhua <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Chinese authorities said no survivors had yet been found 28 hours after 83 copper mine workers were buried in a huge landslide in Tibet despite a major high-altitude search operation, state media reported. </p> <p>"Rescuers have not yet found survivors or bodies," authorities were quoted by the official Xinhua news agency as saying, referring to the search in Maizhokunggar county, east of Tibetan capital Lhasa.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130330/no-survivors-day-after-83-buried-china-landslide-xinhua" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Geography of Tibet Lhasa Prefecture AFP Sat, 30 Mar 2013 05:00:03 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5797423 at http://www.globalpost.com No survivors yet found in Tibet landslide search http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130330/no-survivors-yet-found-tibet-landslide-search <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A huge search and rescue operation failed to locate any survivors by Saturday morning, more than a day after a giant landslide in Tibet buried 83 mine workers under two million cubic metres of earth.</p> <p>Search teams using sniffer dogs and radar combed the mountainside throughout the night after a three-kilometre (two-mile) section of land buried a copper mine workers' camp in Maizhokunggar county, east of Tibetan capital Lhasa.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130330/no-survivors-yet-found-tibet-landslide-search" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Geography of Tibet Lhasa Prefecture Media of the People's Republic of China Technology AFP Sat, 30 Mar 2013 05:30:03 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5797425 at http://www.globalpost.com Chance of survivors "slim" in Tibet landslide search http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130330/chance-survivors-slim-tibet-landslide-search <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A huge search and rescue operation Saturday failed to locate any survivors, more than a day after a giant landslide in Tibet buried 83 mine workers under two million cubic metres of earth.</p> <p>One rescue worker described the chance of survivors being found as "slim", while an emergency response team attempted to prevent a secondary disaster. A three-kilometre (two-mile) section of land buried the copper mine workers' camp in Maizhokunggar county, east of Tibetan capital Lhasa, at 6:00 am on Friday (2200 GMT Thursday).</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130330/chance-survivors-slim-tibet-landslide-search" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Geography of Tibet Lhasa Prefecture Maizhokunggar County Technology AFP Sat, 30 Mar 2013 09:30:23 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5797464 at http://www.globalpost.com URGENT ¥¥¥ Body found after China landslide buries 83: report http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130330/urgent-body-found-after-china-landslide-buries-83-report <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Rescue teams found the first body Saturday almost 36 hours after a giant landslide in Tibet buried 83 mine workers under two million cubic metres of earth, state media reported.</p> <p>Xinhua news agency said rescuers "found the first body at 5.35 pm", after a huge section of land buried a copper mine workers' camp in Maizhokunggar county, east of the Tibetan capital Lhasa, at 6:00 am on Friday (2200 GMT Thursday).</p> <p>nc/pj</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> Geography of Tibet Lhasa Lhasa Prefecture AFP Sat, 30 Mar 2013 10:30:11 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5797479 at http://www.globalpost.com Body found after China landslide buries 83: report http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130330/body-found-after-china-landslide-buries-83-report <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Rescue teams found the first body Saturday almost 36 hours after a giant landslide in Tibet buried 83 mine workers under two million cubic metres of earth, state media reported.</p> <p>Xinhua news agency said rescuers "found the first body at 5.35 pm", after a huge section of land buried a copper mine workers' camp in Maizhokunggar county, east of the Tibetan capital Lhasa, at 6:00 am on Friday (2200 GMT Thursday).</p> <p>The report came after officials said at a press conference at 10:00 am Saturday that no survivors or bodies had been found.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130330/body-found-after-china-landslide-buries-83-report" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Geography of Tibet AFP Sat, 30 Mar 2013 10:45:39 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5797486 at http://www.globalpost.com