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Tibetans in India Protest Chinese President’s Visit

blogs.wsj.com — For New Delhi's Tibetan community-one of the largest in the world outside of Tibet-Wednesday is a big day. China's President Xi Jinping begins a visit to India and is expected to promise billions of dollars in investment in industry, infrastructure and maybe even bullet trains.

The Dalai Lama, New Roads and The Wall Street Journal

blogs.wsj.com — Videographer: Lhakpa Kyizom In the traffic-plagued Indian town where the Dalai Lama lives, a state official got a big round of applause on Wednesday with a simple promise: The roads will get repaved.

Hopes Fade for 150 Missing in Nepal Landslide

online.wsj.com — NEW DELHI-Around 150 people were missing and 17 confirmed dead after a landslide in Nepal swept down a valley northeast of the capital city, Katmandu, a Nepalese official said on Monday. "We have no hope of finding anyone alive there," said Yadav...

Deadly Landslide Sweeps Down Nepalese Valley

online.wsj.com — NEW DELHI-A landslide swept down a valley in Nepal northeast of the capital city, Katmandu, killing at least eight people and forcing thousands to evacuate, Nepalese police and government officials said. "Hundreds and hundreds of people are missing," said Laxmi Prasad Dhakal of Nepal's home ministry in an interview late Saturday.

In India’s Capital, a Wicker Basket for Unwanted Babies

blogs.wsj.com — Nestled in a brick wall near the old quarter of India's capital city, New Delhi, a wicker basket sits on a wooden ledge. The little basket has a big job. It's a place for people to abandon their unwanted babies.

In the Dalai Lama’s Neighborhood, A New Arrival: Traffic Jams

blogs.wsj.com — The hamlet of McLeod Ganj, the lofty Himalayan abode of the Dalai Lama, is beset with otherworldly traffic congestion, as The Wall Street Journal reported in a page-one story on Tuesday. One big reason: The town of Dharmsala, just down the hill from McLeod Ganj, is now home to a cricket stadium.

In Home of Dalai Lama, Traffic Jams Stress Spiritually-Minded Monks

Indians Go Missing in Iraq, Stirring Fears at Home

online.wsj.com — KALYAN, India-When four friends from this small town outside Mumbai disappeared in May-and then turned up in Iraq-it awakened fears of a new type of discontent among young Muslims in India. Police say they are looking into whether the four went to Iraq to join a Sunni Muslim insurgent group.

Fans of World's Fastest Ocean Liner Put Out a Distress Call

online.wsj.com — The world's fastest ocean liner has been put up for sale, and fans who fear it may be headed for the scrap heap are trying to save it.

Tibet Seeks End to Chinese 'Repression'

online.wsj.com — DHARMSALA-The head of Tibet's government-in-exile on Thursday called for an end to what he described as Chinese "repression" in the Himalayan region but said his administration wasn't seeking independence from Beijing. Lobsang Sangay, prime minister of the self-proclaimed Tibetan government based in India, said it is seeking a middle way between repression and separation from China.
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Oct 22, 2014

“I don’t have confidence, I must say,” in Newsweek on Somaly Mam, sez Nick Kristof, citing @AbigailPesta’s work. youtube.com/watch?v=VgbHNW…

Oct 21, 2014

Notable: @WSJ bests even Google News, of all things--which filters to your proclivities. MT @murraymatt: trusted: journalism.org/2014/10/21/pol…

Oct 21, 2014

RT @murraymatt: Proud @wsj is only major news org in Pew study trusted by all along ideological spectrum. We work hard to earn it: journalism.org/2014/10/21/pol…

Oct 20, 2014

“It’s the sight of someone’s face, the sound of their voice, that make them real to us.” --MIT snippy-email scholar. online.wsj.com/articles/you-c…

Oct 19, 2014

RT @shenoli: People have run out of stuff to hate on, so now they're hating on brunch. gothamist.com/2013/10/24/the…

Oct 16, 2014

“The nurses strongly feel unsupported, unprepared, lied to.” On the Ebola disaster in Dallas: newyorker.com/news/amy-david…

Oct 14, 2014

Heroic Ebola weapon: Survivors--now themselves immune--who return to help. wsj.com/articles/liber… @WSJ

Oct 13, 2014

RT @JeanneWhalen: Amen: "In matters of traffic safety, all are equal, but pedestrians are more equal than others." nyti.ms/1ENbziw

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