Anti-Maduro protesters clash with Venezuela police after government blocks opposition march Play

Anti-Maduro protesters clash with Venezuela police after government blocks opposition march

Venezuelan security forces clashed with rock-throwing protesters in the capital city Caracas after an opposition march against unpopular President Nicolas Maduro was blocked on Tuesday (4 April). Pro-government authorities reportedly closed subway stations and set up checkpoints, besides cordoning off a venue where Maduros opponents planned to meet for their latest demonstration. Tensions have been running high in the oil-producing country, especially after the pro-Maduro Supreme Court stripped the opposition-dominated National Assembly of its powers on 29 March. Apr 5, 2017
Dalai Lama has emotional reunion with guard who escorted him to safety Play

Dalai Lama has emotional reunion with guard who escorted him to safety

The Dalai Lama has had an emotional reunion with the paramilitary guard who escorted him to safety nearly 60 years ago. The Tibetan spiritual leader fled to India following a failed uprising against China. The Dalai Lama is on a 12-day visit to Indias north east region. He will also visit the hill town of Tawang despite strong protests from Beijing. China has ruled Tibet with an iron fist since it was peacefully liberated by the Peoples Liberation Army in 1950. China denies any repression in Tibet and says its rule has brought development to a once backward and poverty-stricken region. Apr 4, 2017