A major earthquake struck western China. The magnitude-7.2 quake hit at 6:33 a.m. (2233 GMT Thursday), about 225 kilometers (140 miles) southeast of the city of Hotan in southwest Xinjiang province, the U.S. Geological Survey reported.
About 300 Tibetans from the northeast region of India set out on March 20 on a symbolic march from Siliguri in West Bengal to the Nathu-La pass on the Indian border with Chin
Vietnam's economy is booming but its infrastructure can't keep up with the pace. The government is having to invest billions in improving roads, train links and ports to make sure growth doesn't stall. Video: AFP
Chinese authorities have locked down the Tibetan capital as witnesses report spreading demonstrations in more remote areas and a climbing death toll after security forces fired on rioting protesters, Radio Free Asia (RFA) reports.