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U.S. ambassador to China makes rare visit to Tibet

Asia Pacific / Politics May 20, 2019

U.S. ambassador to China makes rare visit to Tibet

The U.S. ambassador to China is making a rare visit to Tibet to meet local officials and raise concerns about restrictions on Buddhist practices and the preservation of the Himalayan region's unique culture and language. The U.S. Embassy in Beijing said Terry Branstad would visit ...

Bodies of Indian climbers brought back from mountain

Asia Pacific May 20, 2019

Bodies of Indian climbers brought back from mountain

Rescuers on Sunday recovered the bodies of two Indian climbers who died on the world's third-tallest peak this past week and flew them to Nepal's capital. The bodies of Biplab Baidya and Kuntal Kanrar were first carried by rescuers from Mount Kanchenjung's highest camp to ...

India's Modi set to sweep election, exit polls show

Asia Pacific / Politics May 20, 2019

India's Modi set to sweep election, exit polls show

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's ruling alliance is likely to win a big majority in parliament after a mammoth general election that ended on Sunday, most exit polls showed, a far better showing than expected in recent weeks. Modi faced criticism early on in the ...

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