Category Archives: News

  • Prince Philip, husband of British Queen Elizabeth, dies at 99

    Prince Philip, Queen Elizabeth’s husband who helped modernise the monarchy and steer the British royal family through repeated crises during seven decades of service, died on Friday at Windsor Castle. He was 99. ...

  • Speaker Pema Jungney resigns

    Speaker of Tibetan Parliament-in-exile Pema Jungney has resigned as both Speaker and member of Parliament. His resignation was triggered following clarification of the clauses of the Tibetan Charter by Samdhong Rinpoche. ...

  • China sends more jets; Taiwan says it will fight to the end if there’s war

    China sent more fighter jets into Taiwan’s air defence zone on Wednesday in a stepped up show of force around the island Beijing claims as its own, and Taiwan’s foreign minister said it would fight to the end if China attacks. ...

  • Coronavirus: Global COVID-19 death toll surpasses 3 million amid new infections resurgence

    Coronavirus-related deaths worldwide crossed 3 million on Tuesday, according to a Reuters tally, as the latest global resurgence of COVID-19 infections is challenging vaccination efforts across the globe. ...

  • Coronavirus: India’s daily virus cases soar past 100,000 for first time

    India reported its biggest single-day spike in confirmed coronavirus cases since the pandemic began Monday, and officials in the hard-hit state home to Mumbai are resuming the closure of some businesses and places of worship. ...

  • Dalai Lama offers condolences to victims of Taiwan train accident

    Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama has written to Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen to express his condolences over the train crash in Taiwan, "also to those families who have lost loved ones as well as others affected" by the incident. ...

  • EU urges China to ensure freedom of speech after BBC journalist leaves country

    The European Union on Friday called on China to ensure freedom of speech and the press after a British Broadcasting Corporation journalist in China relocated to Taiwan saying he had suffered threats and obstruction. ...

  • Coronavirus: UK bans travel from 4 more nations over virus; 39 in all

    The British government is gearing up to ban international arrivals from four more countries — Bangladesh, Kenya, Pakistan and the Philippines — amid concerns over new virus variants but opted against including European nations. ...

  • Seven Hong Kong democracy leaders convicted as China clamps down

    Seven of Hong Kong’s leading pro-democracy advocates, including a media tycoon and an 82-year-old veteran of the movement, were convicted Thursday for organizing and participating in a march during massive anti-government protests in 2019. ...

  • Myanmar’s Suu Kyi in good health, lawyer says

    Myanmar's ousted civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi appears in good health despite two months of detention, her legal team said Wednesday, as diplomatic pressure on the military junta ramped up. ...