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U.S. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi meets Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama at his headquarters in Dharamsala, India May 9, 2017. REUTERS/Douglas Busvine Reuters

Tibet

Dharamshala, India — A U.S. Congressional delegation visited the Dalai Lama at his headquarters in India on Tuesday, seeking to draw world attention to human rights in Tibet as President Donald Trump eyes warmer ties with China.

Freedom of expression: Liu Yi poses with his black-and-white oil paintings of Tibetan self-immolators at his Spartan studio on the outskirts of Beijing on Feb. 21. | AFP-JIJI

Tibet

Yet another Tibetan man set himself on fire Saturday in Karze County of Kham region, eastern Tibet in continued protest against China's occupation of Tibet.

The United States Capitol, often called the Capitol Building or Capitol Hill, is the home of the United States Congress, and the seat of the legislative branch of the U.S. federal government. Photo: Public domain

Tibet

A bill has been introduced in both the House of Representatives and the Senate in the United States of America (USA) seeking unhindered access to Tibetan areas to US officials, journalists and common citizens, something which is routinely denied by the Chinese government.

Student activist Joshua Wong called on the Trump administration to keep an eye on developments in Hong Kong. Photo: Handout

China

Student activist Joshua Wong, democrat Martin Lee, bookseller Lam Wing-kee and former governor Chris Patten speak to panel on situation two decades after handover.

BORDER ZONE. The Chinese and North Korean flags attached to a railing as trucks carrying Chinese-made goods cross into North Korea on the Sino-Korean Friendship Bridge at the Chinese border town of Dandong on December 18, 2013. Mark Ralston/AFP

China

The text is a sign of the level to which ties between the two have deteriorated.

Those two warships are probably American vessels.Source:Supplied

China

China released this really badly photoshopped picture of its navy fleet and the internet unleashed.

Martin Méndez Pineda, a Mexican journalist seeking asylum from death threats in his country, has been in detention in the US since February 5th, 2017. Photo: RSF

World

Paris, France — International press freedom watchdog Reporters Without Borders concerned about the state of Martin Méndez Pineda's mental and physical health.

His Holiness the Dalai Lama speaking during the public reception for the bipartisan US Congressional Delegation at the Tsuglagkhang courtyard in Dharamshala, HP, India on May 10, 2017. Photo: TPI/Choneyi Sangpo

World

“To some in China, the authentic, autonomous Tibet is inconceivable. To us, it is inevitable. So we must shorten the distance between the inconceivable to them, and the inevitable to us,” said Leader Nancy Pelosi during the felicitation ceremony welcoming a U.S. Congressional delegation to Dharamshala.

Kevin Rudd: ‘There is no point dreaming utopian dreams that the UN could be rebuilt from the ground up. But we can make what we already have work much better.’ Photograph: Dean Lewins/AAP

World

I will not now be a candidate for the position of UN secretary general but I offer these reflections to the next SG and to the UN member states.

In the pictured, Carrie Fisher and Gary, enny Seagrove and her Spaniel, alongside Lucy Watson and Digby. Photo: Dog Magazine

Short Takes

On 7th June a petition made its way to the Chinese Embassy in London.

The Nimitz-class aircraft carriers USS John C Stennis, and USS Ronald Reagan (R) on 18 June 2016. (Photo: Reuters)

Short Takes

The South China Sea conundrum, which the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague is to decide on, has a bloody history.

Sunny is an animal lover and has been an active part of PETA India’s campaigns. (Photo courtesy: PETA India)

Short Takes

The recent video of two medical students from Chennai throwing a dog off a terrace shocked everybody and that includes actress Sunny Leone.