Dalai Lama cancels Swiss visit for health reasons

Berne - Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama has cancelled a visit to Switzerland next month on the advice of doctors urging him cut back his travels and to rest, it was announced Saturday.

The 73-year-old, who recently spent several days in a Mumbai hospital being treated for exhaustion, would also be cancelling other European visits, the Swiss-based announcement quoted exile-Tibetan sources as saying from the Dalai Lama's base in Dharamsala, northern India. (dpa)