Latest Tibetan self-immolator identified as nun Wangchen Dolma

The Tibetan nun who set herself on fire in protest against China’s continued occupation of Tibet on June 11 in Tawu region of Kham, eastern Tibet has been identified as 31-year-old Wangchen Dolma. Although she is believed to have survived her fiery protest, there is no further information on her present condition

85,000 strong petition urges UNESCO to Save Lhasa

A petition to save Lhasa, Tibet’s ancient capital city from China’s rapid urban development, signed by more than 85,000 people was submitted to the UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee today. The World Heritage Committee will be holding its 37th session in the Kingdom of Cambodia

Tibetan schools to benefit from National Geographic Explorer programme

Five Tibetan schools will be taking part in a special year-round programme for Science, Environmental Science, and English studies beginning this July. The exile Tibetan administration’s Department of Education, in collaboration with National Geographic Explorer (NGX) Programme, USA will be implementing the programme

The Dalai Lama at Madame Tussauds, Sydney

Tibet’s exiled spiritual leader His Holiness the Dalai Lama, right, stands alongside his Madame Tussauds wax double at the Sydney Entertainment Centre on June 14, 2013. The Dalai Lama is on a 11-day national tour of Australia. Live webcast of all teachings and public talks of the Dalai Lama in Australia from June 14-23, 2013 can be viewed at (Photo/Madame Tussauds Sydney via AFP – Getty Images