Protester parachutes off Nelson’s Column

A pro-Tibet campaigner has parachuted off Nelson’s Column in central London. Professional stuntman Gary Connery was one of four protesters who climbed unharnessed up the 56 metre (185ft) monument in Trafalgar Square at 0500 BST on Friday

Official warns against Sars outbreak in Tibet

Even as a senior Chinese official warned Tibet against a possible onslaught by the Sars epidemic, the first infra-red fever detector has been installed at the Gongga International Airport in Lhasa in an effort to contain the

Official warns against Sars outbreak in Tibet

A medical worker checks body temperatures of passengers with an infrared camera at Gonggar Airport in Lhasa, capital of southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region, Thursday, May 8, 2003. Security measures have been taken in Tibet including checks for all those in or out of the autonomous region with an aim to prevent the spread of the severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS). (AP Photo/ Xinhua, Jue Guo)

Unseasonable snowfall in Tibetan capital

Residents of Lhasa awoke Thursday morning to see their city blanketed in white as the unseasonable snowfall covered poplars and willows in Potala Palace Square in this capital of China’s Tibet Autonomous Region.

New Delhi makes up with Beijing

India was mending fences with China as well as Pakistan before the visit by Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage to South Asia this week. Given close ties and reports of nuclear and missile cooperation between Islamabad and Beijing

Biographer: Legacy of Tenzing Norgay’s Historic Everest Climb

In a new biography, Tenzing: Hero of Everest, recently issued by National Geographic Books, author Ed Douglas profiles the life of Tenzing Norgay. Together with Edmund Hillary, the climber became the first human to stand atop the world’s highest mountain.