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Successor chosen by Dalai Lama ‘illegal’: China

China said Monday any successor chosen by the Dalai Lama would be “illegal” after the Tibetan spiritual leader announced that he, and not Beijing, would decide whether he should be reincarnated. The Dalai Lama, who is 76, said on Saturday he would decide when he was “about 90″ whether he…

Dalai Lama pleads for right to ‘retire’

DHARAMSHALA, India (AFP) – The Dalai Lama pleaded with exiled Tibetan MPs on Monday to accept his resignation as their political leader, warning that a delayed handover could pose “an overwhelming challenge”. In a letter read out to the exiled parliament, the 75-year-old Nobel peace laureate argued that the Tibetan…