Taipei -The World Games opened in Taiwanese Kaohsiung city on Thursday with China boycotting the ceremony as expected. Unhappy that President Ma Ying-jeou opened the games, the 99-member Chinese delegation purposely delayed its check-in at the Kaohsiung hotel so that it could skip the opening ceremony.

Dharamshala: Nepal government has beefed up security in its northern border with Tibet, in order to check Free Tibet activities and to control illegal trade. The decision came after China stepped up diplomatic pressure on the government to stop political activities by Tibetan refugees.

Taipei: Thousands of Tibet supporters gathered in Taipei yesterday for a marathon concert organized by civic groups as part of a series of activities to commemorate the 1959 uprising in Tibet. Chanting "Free Tibet" and "Long live H.H the Dalai Lama," the crowd waved banners and Tibetan national flags.

The bloody riots in China controled Muslim far west are a disturbing reminder of anti-Chinese violence in another troubled region — Tibet — and show how heavy-handed rule and radical resistance are pushing unrest to new heights.

Washington: In a strong assertion of support for Tibet, the US Congress has advanced legislation that provides millions of dollars for Tibet programs. The funding is provided in the State-Foreign Operations Appropriations bill for Fiscal Year 2010. The House of Representatives passed it version of the bill on July 9 by a vote on 318-106; the Senate Appropriations Committee approved its version on the same day.

Dharamshala: Over three thousand Tibetans and their Indian and foreign supporters gathered in Dharamshala today to celebrate the 74th birth anniversary of Tibetan spiritual leader His Holiness the Dalai Lama. Likewise, the anniversary also commemorated by other Tibetan communities which scattered all around world by offering long life prayers, presenting traditional dance and culture shows.

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