New Zealand recovers six bodies from White Island volcano in risky operation

A specialist team have recovered six bodies from New Zealand's White Island volcano, braving hazardous conditions in a risky operation four days after it erupted while...

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US Navy helicopter crashes on board USS Ronald Reagan

A US Navy helicopter crashed onto the flight deck of an aircraft carrier in the Philippine Sea on Friday, injuring 12 personnel on board,...

May to address EU leaders as Tusk warns no-deal Brexit ‘more likely than ever’

British Prime Minister Theresa May will face EU leaders Wednesday in a critical summit, as European Council President Donald Tusk warned of an increased...

CTA President discusses Global Challenges of China at the Forum 2000

Prague: The plenary debate titled ‘The Global Challenge of China?’ at the Forum 2000 saw CTA’s President Dr Lobsang Sangay and Theresa Fallon, Director, Centre for...

‘Highly likely’ Japanese journalist has been released from captivity in Syria

"We are still working to identify this person, but putting together various information, the person is highly likely to be Mr. Yasuda himself and...

‘Chilling message’: Hong Kong refuses to explain FT journalist visa denial

The unprecedented denial of a visa to a Financial Times journalist "sends a chilling message to everyone in Hong Kong," the paper said Sunday,...

Suspect in Salisbury poisoning receives hero’s honor in Russia, Bellingcat says

The Russian agent who a British investigative outlets identifies as a suspect in the nerve agent poisoning of Sergei Skripal and his daughter has reportedly received...

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New Zealand recovers six bodies from White Island volcano in risky operation

A specialist team have recovered six bodies from New Zealand's White Island volcano, braving hazardous conditions in a risky operation four days after it erupted while...

Sierra Leone government must allow pregnant girls to attend school, court rules

A regional West Africa court ordered the Sierra Leone government to lift a policy barring pregnant students from attending school. The Economic Community of West...

Laurent Simons, 9-year-old prodigy, leaves university without graduating

Child prodigy Laurent Simons has left his university course, following a dispute over his graduation date. Laurent, 9, made world headlines in November when news emerged that...

A rapist on death row in India argues he should be spared hanging. Pollution is killing me anyway, he says

One of six men convicted of brutally beating and raping a student on a bus in New Delhi in 2012 is asking the country's...

Boston Marathon bomber begins appeal to overturn his death sentence

The surviving Boston Marathon bomber who's been convicted and sentenced to death for his role in the terror plot that killed four, injured hundreds...

41 migrants found alive in back of truck in Greece

Police have found 41 people alive in the back of a refrigerated truck during a routine highway check in northern Greece, officials said Monday. The refrigeration system had not been turned on and the migrants, all...

Tibet News

Tibetan mood warming up for 2021 elections

With one year to go for the next Tibetan general elections, interest is warming up as promotional materials are already being seen on social...

China’s successful repression in Tibet provides a model for Xinjiang

IN AN ANNUAL ritual, hardy groups of activists gathered outside Chinese embassies around the world to mark International Human Rights Day on December 10th....

Tibetan Nuns Undergo Forced ‘Political Training’ at Shugsep Nunnery Near Lhasa

Tibetan nuns living near Tibet’s regional capital Lhasa have been forced to declare their loyalty to Beijing and the ruling Chinese Communist Party in...

Himalayan Buddhists Reject Beijing’s Claim of Control Over Tibet’s Dalai Lama

Representatives of Buddhist communities across the Himalayan region have rejected Chinese claims of control over the succession of Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama,...

Sandesh crusades for “Free Tibet, Save India” yet again in another Bicycle Rally

Sandesh Meshram, the member of Indo-Tibet friendship society, will start his more than four-month-long bicycle rally from the Dalai Lama’s main temple on 1st...