Facebook becomes a fad among young Buddhist monks in the Himalayan town of Upper Dharamsala.
The string of 10 recent Tibetan self-immolations – six monks, three former monks, and a nun – is unprecedented in modern Tibetan history.
Three new works by three award-winning writers look at love, regret, and memory in this month's fiction roundup.
The Dalai Lama said he was forced to cancel a trip to South Africa due to visa delays. Critics say it's a foreign policy embarrassment.
South Africa's delay in issuing a visa to the Dalai Lama – scheduled to attend the 80th birthday bash of fellow Nobel Laureate Desmond Tutu – has created a controversy over China's growing influence.
A sheep is seen in front of the snow covered Falknis in Furggels, Switzerland, above the river Rhine valley. The snow line dropped to 1400m over sea level in an early onset of winter in Switzerland.
A magnitude-6.9 earthquake left 50 dead in Nepal, India, and Tibet. The slow response to the quake in Nepal puts a spotlight on a dismal disaster preparedness record.