Dalai Lama: Refugees should aspire to return home

The Dalai Lama has said refugees should seek to go home and rebuild their country.

The Tibetan spiritual leader - who has been political exile himself for years - said the focus should be on bringing peace.

He told Good Morning Britain: "Generally the people always feel that one day they will return. They should rebuild their own country.

"The main effort should go to help (their) own country bring peace, in Syria, Libya or even Afghanistan."

He questioned the beliefs of Islamic terrorists like so-called Islamic State, saying: "Genuine Muslim practitioners will not create bloodshed.

"I think they (terrorists) have too much emotion, they should cool down."

But despite the ongoing wars and bloodshed, the Dalai Lama said the world is still a "better place" today than in the past.

The Dalai Lama is one of the most high-profile people in political exile. Credit: PA

GMB Presenter Piers Morgan also pressed the 81-year-old on lighter subjects like his Twitter account and Donald Trump.

He said he had not met the presidential candidate yet, but that he would go and visit him if invited - and did an impromptu Trump impression.

As for Twitter, the Dalai Lama said he has "no problem" with reality TV star Kim Kardashian having more followers than him.

Tapping his head, he added: "Celebrities have no ability to compete [with] my wisdom."