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China 'razes Tibetan Buddhism center'

Exile groups have accused China of destroying Tibet's largest center for Tibetan Buddhist learning. Videos and images on social media showing …

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For 2nd time in 15 years, Tibetan Buddhist academy in China faces demolition order

A large Tibetan Buddhist academy tucked in a remote valley of Sichuan province is under threat of large-scale destruction by Chinese authorities for the second time in 15 years, international human rights groups and scholars say.<p>Larung Gar, a picturesque settlement of red log-cabin dwellings set …

British spies gave faulty intelligence on Iraq, then quietly withdrew it - Chilcot

The Chilcot report into Britain’s invasion of Iraq is highly critical of the UK intelligence services, saying it provided “flawed” information about Saddam Hussein’s alleged weapons of mass destruction (WMD).<p>In his damning report on the Iraq war, released on Wednesday, Sir John Chilcot slams …

Secrets of the Silk Road emerge from ancient latrine pit in China

The ancient Silk Road is widely known as the main route for tea, silks and spices to be transported from the ancient world to Europe 2,000 years ago.<p>But new research - conduced in an ancient toilet - confirms that travellers may have been taking more than just goods for market along huge distances …

Jordan has put up 15 F-16A/B MLU for sale (to Pakistan?)

The Royal Jordanian Air Force (RJAF) has listed 14 F-16A and 1 F-16B Block-15 (i.e. Pratt and Whitney powered) Mid-Life Update (MLU) fighters for …

Swagtron is almost good enough to revive the hoverboard craze

Is it possible to reignite a fad, especially one as fully crushed as the hoverboard? Swagway is counting on it.<p>The company started shipping its …

Jose Mourinho starts work at Manchester United and sets his sights high

<b>Title is the target as Mourinho refuses to hide behind several seasons of disappointment at Old Trafford.</b><p>Jose Mourinho has started work as Manchester United manager and revealed he wants to win the title, get the team playing well and promote young players at the club.<p>Mourinho, who was appointed as …