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China won’t let Dalai Lama return to Tibet

Beijing on Wednesday dismissed the possibility of the Dalai Lama’s return to Tibet, days after the exiled spiritual leader indicated he was in contact with Chinese officials over a historic pilgrimage

Tibet police becomes a military body

China has upgraded the status of Tibet’s top police force to that of a military body, recognising its key role in maintaining peace in the troubled Himalayan region which has witnessed anti-Beijing pr

Meet expensive, vicious Tibetan Mastiff

Dog, used as status symbol, bred to protect sheep from wolves in Tibet

Maria Sharapova scales Chinese wall

Maria Sharapova with the trophy after beating Petra Kvitova in the China Open women’s singles final in Beijing on Sunday. — AFP

Maria Sharapova overcame a fierce challenge from Petra Kvitova on Sunday to win the China Open, her first title since she claimed victory at Roland Garros earlier this year.

China warns over ‘Colour Revolution’

Wary over the pro-democracy pro-tests in Hong Kong spreading to China, the official media here said that any attempt to launch a “colour revolution” in the mainland would be futile and a day dream.

Novak Djokovic storms past Andy Murray

Maria Sharapova returns to Ana Ivanovic during their women’s singles semi-final in Beijing. Sharapova won 6-0, 6-4. — AFP

World no. 1 Novak Djokovic continued his brilliant 100 per cent record at the China Open on Saturday, overpowering Andy Murray in straight sets to make his way into the final.

Serena Williams pulls out of China Open

Serena Williams has withdrawn from the China Open with a knee injury. 	— AP

China Open champion Serena Williams spoke of her frustration at withdrawing early from a second consecutive tournament on Friday, but said it was too early to say if her season was over.

Rafael Nadal advances in China; Halep, Venus Williams withdraw

Simona Halep returns  to Andrea Petkovic during their China Open match  in Beijing on Thursday.

Rafael Nadal is back in form on the tennis court and in his sharp-tongued critiques of the ATP tour.

10,000 doves checked for ‘suspicious material’

The 10,000 doves released in a ceremony Wednesday for China’s National Day underwent unusual scrutiny, each having its feathers and anus checked for dangerous materials, state-run media reports said,

Novak Djokovic in China Open Round 3

Novak Djokovic

Novak Djokovic continued his 100 percent record at the China Open Wednesday as he overcame late resistance from Vasek Pospisil, while Maria Sharapova also won but Caroline Wozniacki crashed out.

After four hours of driving, we should have been in the middle of Dartmoor. And yet we were not.

During Gen Pervez Musharraf’s time a television host asked Benazir Bhutto (BB) about the low attendance at the Pakistan People’s Party jalsas that had just taken place.