Tibetans in a north-west part of China, which has been the focus of self-immolation protests against Chinese rule, have marked a grieved New Year.
Ahead of a Communist Party congress in China where a transition of power will occur, an 18-year-old Tibetan protestor has burnt himself to death.
Another Tibetan has set himself on fire while shouting slogans calling for the Dalai Lama's return to Tibet, a London-based rights group has said.
China says Tibetans shot dead by police during the worst unrest to hit the conflicted Sichuan region since 2008 were part of a separatist plot.
The US was told not to interfere in China's affairs after it voiced concern over the spate of self-immolations by Tibetan monks in the area.
A Tibetan monk has died after setting himself alight in protest against the Chinese government's lack of religious freedom in the region.
A Tibetan activist had burns to his legs when he set himself alight outside the Chinese embassy in India, following a wave of deadly self-immolations.
China has accused the Dalai Lama of "terrorism in disguise" for supporting Tibetans who have set themselves on fire in protest at Beijing's rule.
It is a fiery, tragic indictment of the total absence of freedom of speech in Tibet and China.
Lobsang Sangay, a Harvard scholar, has taken office as head of the Tibetan government in exile, vowing to free his homeland from Chinese "colonialism.
The Dalai Lama has formally relinquished his political powers to Prime Minister in Exile Lobsang Sangay, but will remain the symbol of Tibetan unity.
It may be a low-key campaign for 83 000 votes dotted around the globe, but an election of exiled Tibetans may ring in momentous changes.
Local politicians and lobbyists vowed to continue their fight for a South African entry visa for the Dalai Lama following meetings with him in India.
The Dalai Lama turned 75 on Tuesday, a milestone marked by celebrations in his hometown-in-exile but tinged by sadness.
Outward normality has returned to Lhasa. But, more than two years after ethnic violence erupted there, residents still talk of fear and suspicion.
Award-winning conservationist and philanthropist Karma Samdrup tells court of beatings during interrogation.
Tibetans are rebuilding their livelihoods with one of the world's most ghoulish parasites -- the caterpillar fungus.
Chinese officials have reacted with anger to a speech by the Dalai Lama in which he expressed concerns about conditions in Tibet and Xinjiang.
Tibet's exiled spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, headed for the US on Wednesday for a meeting with President Barack Obama that has infuriated China.
The Tibetan government-in-exile said on Tuesday it was willing to talk to China after Barack Obama called for resumption of dialogue.