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August 14, 2018 2:30 PM Tourist killed by helicopter tail rotor in Nepal

KATHMANDU: An Indian tourist died in Nepal Tuesday after he walked into the tail rotor of a helicopter at a remote helipad near the border with China, officials confirmed. The 42-year-old man was disembarking from the chopper at Hilsa — the staging point for popular pilgrimage sites in neighbouring Tibet — when the accident happened. "He was hit on his head by the tail rotor 15

April 11, 2018 1:56 PM Sweden charges Chinese with spying on Tibetan refugees

STOCKHOLM: Swedish prosecutors on Wednesday charged a 49-year-old Chinese man with espionage for allegedly gathering intelligence on Tibetan refugees in Sweden and Norway for China. The man, identified in the charge sheet as Dorjee Gyantsan, is accused of infiltrating the Tibetan community to pass information on their personal and political activities 31

February 18, 2018 2:15 AM Fire hits Jokhang monastery, one of Tibet's most sacred

BEIJING: A fire broke out Saturday at one of the most sacred sites for Tibetan Buddhism, Lhasa's revered Jokhang temple, state media said, but no casualties were reported and the extent of the damage remained unclear. The official Xinhua news agency said the fire began at 6.40pm but was soon put out at Unesco World Heritage Site, which has more than 1,300 years 27

January 12, 2018 5:39 AM China shuts Marriott website over Tibet mistake

Marriott’s Chinese website now shows a message with an apology. — Reuters picSHANGHAI, Jan 12 — Authorities in China have shut down Marriott’s local website for a week after the US hotel giant mistakenly listed Chinese-claimed regions such as Tibet and Hong Kong as separate countries. Shanghai’s cyberspace authority late yesterday ordered Marriott to close 51

October 9, 2017 8:40 AM Chinese tourists fined nearly US$16,000 for chasing endangered Tibetan antelopes

BEIJING: A group of Chinese tourists has been fined 105,000 yuan (US$15,842) for chasing a herd of endangered Tibetan antelopes with four-wheel drives inside a national reserve in Tibet. This happened during China's week-long national day holiday last week. The seven tourists chased the animals for more than a minute in order to take photos with them, said the Tibetan 5

October 6, 2017 9:41 AM Seven killed as India military chopper crashes

File picture of Indian Air Force (IAF) advanced light helicopters during an air show in Srinagar October 18, 2013. An India military helicopter crashed near the border with China, killing all on board. — Reuters picNEW DELHI, Oct 6 — An Indian military helicopter crashed in a disputed area near the border with China today, killing all seven troops on board 13

October 6, 2017 6:23 AM Five killed as India military chopper crashes

NEW DELHI: An Indian military helicopter crashed in a disputed area near the border with China on Friday, killing five troops and injuring a sixth, an Air Force officer said. The Russian-made MI-17 helicopter was on a training sortie in the mountainous district of Tawang near the border with Tibet when it crashed, the officer said. "Five personnel have died and one is critically 13

September 18, 2017 3:17 AM From Zhejiang with love: Couple runs 4,700km across China to show their devotion

A Chinese couple recently completed a 4,700km run across China, for no other reason than to show their love for one another, local media reported. Referred to only by their nicknames, fitness fanatics Yiyi, 23, and her boyfriend Qiaobei, 22, took 150 days to finish their “Run for Love” from Hangzhou, capital of east China’s Zhejiang province, to the Tibetan 8

August 5, 2017 5:40 AM China ups ante in high-altitude standoff with India

China's Xi Jinping (left) and India's Narendra Modi are finding it difficult to reach a face-saving solution for the two powers to withdraw their forces from the increasingly tense disputed border area. — Reuters picBEIJING, Aug 5 — China has stepped up its rhetoric in an increasingly tense border row with India, hinting at the possibility of military 13

August 3, 2017 3:47 AM China-India border spat casts shadow ahead of BRICS summit

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi (left) and Chinese President Xi Jinping leave after a group picture during a BRICS Summit in Benaulim, in the western state of Goa, India October 16, 2016. — Reuters picBEIJING, Aug 3 — China is taking an increasingly tough line on a border row with India amid a rising crescendo of nationalism in state media, and President 13