Spanish prime minister Mariano Rajoy (right) arrives at the scene of a train crash that killed at least 77 people on July 25th, 2013 at Angrois near Santiago de Compostela, Spain. Photograph: Reuters

Spain’s embattled prime minister, Mariano Rajoy, already beset by political and economic difficulties, faced severe embarrassment yesterday after it e(...)

Exiled Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama interacts with chief minister of India’s Karnataka state K Siddaramaiah (left) during the Dalai Lama’s 78th birthday celebrations at Bylakuppe, about 213 km (132 miles) south of Bangalore, last  weekend. Photograph: Reuters

The Dalai Lama celebrated his 78th birthday last weekend, and thousands of Tibetans marked the event by dancing and waving banners in India, where the(...)

Rescuers march to an area to search through rock and debris at a gold mine after a mudslide in Gyama village, in Maizhokunggar County of Lhasa, Tibet.

Rescuers in Tibet digging for survivors of a giant mudslide that buried 83 people at a gold mine said the chances of finding anyone alive at this s(...)