Subscribe to our free daily newsletters
  Space Travel News  




Subscribe to our free daily newsletters



300 Tibetans detained in Nepal: police

by Staff Writers
Kathmandu, Nepal (AFP) Aug 3, 2008
Police in Nepal said Sunday they have detained at least 300 Tibetan protesters outside the Chinese embassy in Kathmandu.

The protesters were quickly bundled into waiting vans as they tried to march towards the main gate of the embassy shouting "China liar, Free Tibet," an AFP reporter at the scene said.

"We have rounded up more than 300 Tibetans," Ramesh Thapa, a senior police officer told AFP, saying the demonstrators would be released later in the day.

Some 150 police and several police vans had surrounded the building before the protesters arrived in the area.

Kathmandu has seen almost daily anti-China protests since unrest erupted in the remote Himalayan region in March.

Nepalese officials have repeatedly said no anti-China activity will be allowed as they seek to preserve friendly ties with their giant northern neighbour.

Last month, Human Rights Watch accused Nepal -- home to about 20,000 exiled Tibetans -- of caving in to pressure from China by using excessive force and arbitrarily arresting hundreds of Tibetan protesters.

Related Links
China News from SinoDaily.com



Memory Foam Mattress Review
Newsletters :: SpaceDaily :: SpaceWar :: TerraDaily :: Energy Daily
XML Feeds :: Space News :: Earth News :: War News :: Solar Energy News


Hu says China to keep seeking high growth
Beijing (AFP) Aug 1, 2008
President Hu Jintao warned Friday that China is facing challenges in a world economy marred by uncertainty, but his government will still seek high growth and has not stopped worrying about inflation.







  • Boeing Team To Design New Spacecraft Power Generation System
  • Russia unveils new spacecraft design
  • Russian Set To Install Soyuz Launch Systems At Kourou
  • NASA Conducts Full-Scale Test Firing Of Orion Jettison Motor

  • Superbird 7 Is Readied For Ariane 5's August Mission
  • IBEX Satellite Ready For Integration With Pegasus Launch Vehicle
  • Rockot To Launch European GOCE Satellite September 10
  • Arianespace Ready For Fifth Ariane 5 Launch Campaign

  • External Tank ET-128 Sets New Standard During Recent Shuttle Mission
  • NASA Sets Launch Dates For Remaining Space Shuttle Missions
  • NASA shuttle to take last flight in May 2010
  • Disaster plan in place for Hubble mission

  • ISS Crew Inspired By Vision And Dreams Of Jules Verne
  • Space Station A Test-Bed For Future Space Exploration
  • Space chiefs ponder ISS transport problem, post-2015 future
  • Two Russian cosmonauts begin new space walk

  • Obama Promises A Better NASA
  • A Brief History Of Solar Sails
  • Top US astronaut welcomes space tourism
  • NASA Tests Parachute For Ares Rocket

  • China To Release 700 Hours Of Chang'e-1 Data
  • China Aims For World-Class Space Industry In Seven Years
  • Shenzhou's Spacesuit Showdown
  • China's Astronauts To Wear Domestic, Russian-Made Suits

  • Robo-relationships are virtually assured: British experts
  • Europe And Japan Join Forces To Map Out Future Of Intelligent Robots
  • NASA Robots Perform Well During Arctic Ice Deployment Testing
  • Eight Teams Taking Up ESA's Lunar Robotics Challenge

  • NASA extends 'successful' Phoenix lander mission
  • Mission Extended As Phoenix Confirms Martian Water
  • Mars Express Acquires Sharpest Images Of Martian Moon Phobos
  • Phoenix Lander Working With Sticky Soil

  • The content herein, unless otherwise known to be public domain, are Copyright Space.TV Corporation. AFP and UPI Wire Stories are copyright Agence France-Presse and United Press International. ESA Portal Reports are copyright European Space Agency. All NASA sourced material is public domain. Additional copyrights may apply in whole or part to other bona fide parties. Advertising does not imply endorsement, agreement or approval of any opinions, statements or information provided by Space.TV Corp on any Web page published or hosted by Space.TV Corp. Privacy Statement