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An exile Tibetan Buddhist monk wearing a mask as a precaution against the coronavirus casts his ballot in Dharmsala, India, Sunday, Jan. 3, 2021. Exile Tibetans Sunday voted in the first round to elect a new political leader and members of the Tibetan parliament in exile. (AP Photo/Ashwini Bhatia)

Tibetans in exile vote in India for their political leader

Jan. 3, 2021 6:54 AM EST

DHARMSALA, India (AP) — Hundreds of Tibetans in exile braved the rain and cold Sunday in India’s northern city of Dharmsala, where the exiled government is based, and voted for their new political leader as the current officeholder’s five-year term nears its end. The voters wore masks,...

Chinese court tells Dutch collector to return Buddha statue

Dec. 6, 2020 12:40 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — A Chinese court has ordered a Dutch art collector to hand over a Buddha statue in the latest twist in a 3-year-old legal battle with villagers who say it was stolen from a temple. Residents of Yangchun, a village in the southeastern province of Fujian, say the statue is a 1,000-year-old...