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Climate change likely caused deadly 2016 avalanches in Tibet: Report

Dharamshala — A deadly avalanche that dumped 70 million tons of ice into a valley below the mountains of western Tibet this summer was likely the result of climate change, researchers warn.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 14 December 2016 13:49
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China forces Tibet's Larung Gar students to pass political exam

Dharamshala  — Chinese authorities in the southwestern province of Sichuan, Northeastern Tibet, have apparently tightened restrictions on anyone planning to study at the Larung Gar Buddhist Academy, allegedly forcing any potential students to first pass a 'political examination' administered by the police.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 14 December 2016 12:56
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Tibetan self-immolator calls for freedom in Tibet, democracy in China

Dharamshala — Tibetan father of three Tashi Rabten, who set himself alight on Thursday in Machu County, north-eastern Tibet, died on the same day, left a letter behind which explains his actions.

Last Updated on Friday, 16 December 2016 16:04

Tibetan father of three died after setting himself on fire in Tibet

Dharamshala — Sources from Tibet confirmed that a Tibetan father of three, named Tashi Rabten died after setting himself on fire, saying he called for the return of His Holiness the Dalai Lama and the release of Panchen Gendün Chökyi Nyima, as he set himself on fire.

Last Updated on Sunday, 11 December 2016 11:14

Another Tibetan monk jailed over allegedly sharing information on Tibet

Dharamshala — Chinese authorities have sentenced another Kirti monastery monk in Amdo region of north-eastern Tibet to six years in prison, for allegedly sharing online information about events in Tibet abroad.

Last Updated on Friday, 09 December 2016 17:39

Tibetan self-immolates in Machu County, Tibet, details unknown

Dharamshala — A Tibetan self-immolated in Machu County, north-eastern Tibet, apparently in protest against the Chinese rule in Tibet. It was the first known self-immolation protest in Tibet since March.

Last Updated on Friday, 09 December 2016 12:58