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Geneva, Switzerland —His Holiness the Dalai Lama arrived in Switzerland on 20 September on the final leg of his four-nation European tour. On his five-day visit, His Holiness the Dalai Lama is scheduled to grace the 50th anniversary of the Tibet Institute Rikon (TIR) in addition to various events in Winterthur and Zurich.

Dharamshala, India — Praising his dedication to creating a more just and peaceful world, the spiritual leader of Tibet, His Holiness the Dalai Lama has expressed profound sadness at the death of former Secretary General of the United Nations, Kofi Annan, who passed away on Saturday at the age of 80.

Dharamshala, India — The spiritual leader of Tibet, His Holiness Dalai Lama has extended help in relief work for those affected by floods due to incessant rains in Kerala. The Nobel Peace Laureate expressed condolences towards the families of the people who died in the calamity.

Dharamshala, India — 'It is very important to acknowledge that gender inequality exists in the Tibetan community although the situation of Tibetan women is comparatively better than other countries around the world,' a Tibetan rights group based in Dharamshala, India Friday said at a press briefing based on Civil Society Recommendations on Tibetan Women’s Empowerment Policy of the Tibetan government in-Exile.

Dharamshala, India — As a part of ‘Thank you campaign for Tibet supporters’ and 60th anniversary year of the His Holiness the Dalai Lama in exile. Ministers of Central Tibetan Administration are visiting different parts of the world to thank Tibet supporters and various group.

Dharamshala, India — With a motive to give Tibetan student a better platform to exchange views and promote cooperation. All India Tibetan Student Association convened a meeting here at Dharamshala on July 18, 2018.

Kollegal, Karnataka, India — Kollegal Dhondenling is one of the five Tibetan settlements in the south Indian state of Karnataka. In a series of special features, TPI journalist Tenzin Tsomo reports from the Kollegal Tibetan settlement in the southern state of Karnataka, India.

Kollegal In Focus: Part Seven
Kollegal Dhondenling is one of the five Tibetan settlements in the south Indian state of Karnataka. In a series of special features, TPI journalist Tenzin Tsomo reports from the Kollegal Tibetan settlement in the southern state of Karnataka, India.

Kollegal In Focus: Part Five
Kollegal, Karnataka, India — Kollegal Dhondenling is one of the five Tibetan settlements in the south Indian state of Karnataka. In a series of special features, TPI journalist Tenzin Tsomo reports from the Kollegal Tibetan settlement in the southern state of Karnataka, India.

Kollegal In Focus: Part Six
Brussels, Belgium — Dhondenling, Karnataka- Dhondenling Van Thiel Charitable Trust Hospital is the only hospital within 45km radius in Dhondenling. The hospital was established in 1974 by MYRADA which is an India based NGO.

Kollegal In Focus: Part Four
Kollegal, Karnataka, India — Kollegal Dhondenling is one of the five Tibetan settlements in the south Indian state of Karnataka. In a series of special features, TPI journalist Tenzin Tsomo reports from the Kollegal Tibetan settlement in the southern state of Karnataka, India.

Kollegal In Focus: Part One
Kollegal Dhondenling is one of the five Tibetan settlements in the south Indian state of Karnataka. In a series of special features, TPI journalist Tenzin Tsomo reports from the Kollegal Tibetan settlement in the southern state of Karnataka, India.

Moscow, Russia — the Russian academy of Science released a book “Tibetology & Buddhology on the Border of Science and Religion”. The articles are devoted to different issues of Buddhilogy, Buddhism in its interaction with education and science, history and culture of Tibet.

Global media has been reacting to the news of the Communist party of China central committee on Sunday, proposed changing the country’s constitution to allow dictator Xi to remain in power beyond his scheduled departure in 2023. Now he’s poised to make characteristics of the history of Chinese regime by staying in office for potentially decades to come that was designed to guard against Mao-style personality cult in China.

Chinese dissident leader Yang Jianli. Photo: File

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Recently, a poster for Mercedes-Benz by the same-named German auto maker sparked a "public opinion" protest in China. Caving to pressure, on February 6, 2018, Daimler AG (of which Mercedes-Benz is a division) issued a public apology.

CTA President Dr Lobsang Sangay speaking to France24 TV.

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Dharamshala — Tibetan President Dr Lobsang Sangay had an interview with FRANCE24, during his recent visit to Paris, highlighting the suffering inside Tibet and his hope for France to play a part in negotiations.

President Dr Lobsang Sangay with the Thank You India Souvenir – A Dharmachakra representing the wheel of Universal Truth, at the press conference at Press Club of India on January 18, 2018. Photo: CTA/DIIR/Tenzin Phende

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New Delhi — "As far as the historical status is concerned, Tibet was an independent country. Any country including India or whoever says Tibet was historically a part of China is wrong, and we cannot accept that," Tibetan President said during a press conference in New Delhi, the capital of India on Thursday.

Palden Gyatso at his residence in McLeod Ganj, Dharamshala, India, on December 19, 2017. Photo: TPI/Yangchen Dolma

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Dharamshala — "Everyone has a history," he said, "and mine is special." Even at 87, Palden Gyatso's piercing, infinitely deep blue eyes and wrinkled hands displayed the history of which he spoke.

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Features by Tenzin Tsomo, 2018

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Features by Tashi Choekyi, 2017

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Features by Colleen McKown, 2011

Johannesburg — Delivering his keynote speech during the 2018 Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture at the Wanderers cricket stadium in Johannesburg on July 17, 2018, former US President Barack Obama said that 'China, emboldened by its economic success, framed the promotion of universal values as nothing more than foreign meddling, imperialism under a new name.'

Dharamshala, India — Often describing himself as just a simple monk from Tibet, His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama said he is encouraging to revive the ancient Indian knowledge in the country of its origin and its subsequent spread across the world including the countries following Buddhism, such as China.

Surat, Gujarat: - “Without technology humanity has no future, but we have to be careful that we don’t become so mechanised that we lose our human feelings,” His Holiness the Dalai Lama said at an event in Surat, Gujarat, India, on January 1, 2015.

Dharamshala, India — His Holiness the Dalai Lama participated in a symposium on ‘Happiness and Responsibility’ organised by the German Archaeological Institute (Deutsches Archäologisches Institut, DAI) on the celebratory occasion of International Science Festival in Heidelberg, Germany on 20 September.