Taipei: Tibet’s exiled leader, the Dalai Lama, led a massive public prayer on Tuesday morning with an audience of 20,000 thousand, comprised of Taiwanese Buddhists, Tibetans, and people from other religious faiths, demonstrating their compassion for the Taiwanese victims who lost their lives in Typhoon Marakot, which struck Taiwan in last month.

Exiled Tibetan leader His Holiness the Dalai Lama spoke with journalists during his visit today to the typhoon-hit village of Shiaolin in Kaohsiung County, southern Taiwan. His Holiness arrived late on August 30, and headed straight for Hsiaolin, a village that suffered around 500 casualties due to landslides and flooding caused by Typhoon Morakot. He spend this morning offering prayers and comforting victims, on the first full day of a tour which he has stated to be purely humanitarian, with no political agenda.

Reporters and photographers crowded close to capture the Dalai Lama’s message and the image of the exiled Tibetan leader praying.

Taipei: The Taiwanese Democratic Progressive Party issued another statement today regarding His Holiness the Dalai Lama's visit to Taiwan and the allegations made by the Chinese government yesterday. The party states that the Dalai Lama's visit to Taiwan is merely for the victims of Typhoon Morakot, and is a positive visit in the eyes of the Taiwan people; therefore, "the Beijing government should not and has no right to interfere in the matter."

Dharamshala: Five decades after the invasion of Tibet and an ensuing new border conflict between India and China forced the Indian government to shut down its consulate in the Tibetan capital of Lhasa, a Chinese foreign ministry official claims that India can re-open its consulate any time it wants.

Taipei: Tibet's spiritual leader His Holiness the Dalai Lama arrived the Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport tonight. The Taiwanese national police received him and his security officers as warmly as a president. His Holiness greeted Buddhist followers and supporters, as well as Tibetans living in Taiwan, with a smile, while the crowd chanted phrases such as, "Dalai Lama, we love you."

Taipei: Tibet's spiritual leader His Holiness the Dalai Lama will visit Taiwan next week for five days. The Taiwan Democratic Progressive Party's issued the statement on Wednesday, reporting that, "His Holiness is scheduled to arrive Sunday and visit the southern Kaohsiung county, which was devastated when deadly Typhoon Morakot struck the island more than two weeks ago, killing hundreds of people."

Dharamshala: On Sunday August 23rd, in Nassau, Bahamas, Miss Stefania Fernandez of Venezuela made history by winning the title of Miss Universe 2009. For the first time in the pageant's 59 years running, the same country has won the competition for two years in a row. When 18-year old Fernandez beat out 83 other beautiful young girls to receive the crown, her fellow Venezuelan Dayana Mendoza, Miss Universe 2008, was so shocked and excited that she reportedly dropped the tiara when passing it on to Fernandez.

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