Sahara the leopard Gecko turned up safe and well after hitching a 2-day, 100-mile ride inside an envelope following an internet shopping mix-up. Sahara sneaked into an open parcel at his owner, Lisa Richardson's, home in Sedgeford, England, last Wednesday, and popped out again in front of a shocked Phillipa Durrant, in Finchampstead, England, who had been expecting the parcel to contain a belt she had bought on internet shopping site eBay from Richardson.
A Harvard fellow was elected head of Tibet's government-in-exile on Wednesday, and is slated to take over the Dalai Lama's political role this summer.
A cricket fan cheers as he waves Zimbabwe's national flag during the rain interruption during the Cricket World Cup match between Pakistan and Zimbabwe in Pallekele, Sri Lanka.
The Dalai Lama announced Thursday that he is relinquishing his political leadership of the Tibetan exile movement. But how much will the move actually change his role? Here’s an explanation of his past roles and the structure of the Tibetan government in exile.
Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama, who recently announced his retirement from the political aspect of his role, was born in 1935. The Dalai Lama said on March 10 that he plans to formally step down as political leader in a widely anticipated move seen as modernizing the Tibetan government-in-exile.
The Dalai Lama said on Thursday he would step down as political leader of the Tibetan exile movement. But China still appears unwilling to make concessions to exile leaders.
Dalai Lama reincarnation: The Dalai Lama, who is regarded as 14th in a line of reincarnations dating to the 14th century, has at times insisted his successor would be born in exile, but he has also said the tradition could end with his death.
Chinese cash seized from the Indian monastery of the top Tibetan figure has underscored growing tensions between India and China -- and increased feelings of insecurity among the thousands of Tibetans in India.