Iran's parliament called for a special inquiry into the death in detention of a blogger whose posts criticised the country's leadership.
The Communist Party's mouthpiece newspaper in Tibet yesterday called for greater control over 'migrant monks' and the reincarnation of living Buddhas.
Monks from Serda Lharong monastery in Sichuan are hoping to collate and compare the number of bodies handled by temples in Yushu county so an accurate quake death toll can be determined.
Monks yesterday rebuffed a government appeal for negotiations to avoid a week-long blockade of the Po Lin Monastery and the famed Big Buddha statue which is due to begin tomorrow.
Battle lines were being drawn around the Po Lin Monastery yesterday. And shop owners were siding with the monks as they prepared for the Big Buddha blockade.
Thousands of worshippers are expected to head for Po Lin Monastery on Lantau Island on Sunday where about 100 monks will lead worshippers to pray for Deng Xiaoping in a special event for Ching...