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Celebrity splits in times of ‘Splitsvilla’ (w/gallery)

RADHIKA BHIRANI IANS  The ball for the seventh season of "Splitsvilla" on the idiot box is ready to roll, but in the real ...
In this Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014, file photo, Miss America 2014 Nina Davuluri attends the NCAA college basketball game between Syracuse and North Carolina State in Syracuse, N.Y. AP Photo/Nick Lisi

Miss America asks U.S. high school to reconsider suspending student who asked her to prom (w/ gallery)

[imagebrowser id=773] THE ASSOCIATED PRESS  YORK, Pa. — Miss America is asking a Pennsylvania school district to reconsider the punishment of a high ...
In this photo combo are seen the Aga Khan, imam of the Ismaili Muslim community, on Sept. 6, 2004 in Berlin and his then wife Begum Inaara Aga Khan on May, 20,2004 in Madrid. AP Photo/Jan Bauer, Paul White

Aga Khan, his 10-year divorce battle and a deal for nearly $100 million

[caption id="attachment_732343" align="alignright" width="300"] In this photo combo are seen the Aga Khan, imam of the Ismaili Muslim community, on Sept. ...
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Pakistan willing to do business with controversial Hindu nationalist, says minister

DAVID BLAIR THE DAILY TELEGRAPH Pakistan would be willing to “deal with” Narendra Modi if the controversial Hindu nationalist wins the forthcoming general ...
Pakistani rescue workers investigate the site of a grenade attack on a crowded movie theater that killed and wounded many people in Peshawar, Pakistan, Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014. About 80 people were watching a movie called “Yarana,” which means friendship in Pashto, said an official. No one immediately claimed responsibility for the attack, which come days after Pakistan began a peace process with Taliban militants fighting in the country’s northwest to end the violence that has killed more than 40,000 people in recent years. (AP Photo/Mohammad Sajjad)

Bomb attack on Pakistan city’s last porn cinema claims 13 lives

[caption id="attachment_716626" align="alignright" width="300"] Pakistani rescue workers investigate the site of a grenade attack on a crowded movie theater that killed ...
Jagrup Singh Baidwan at Delta Courthouse in 2002. Artist sketch by Felicity Don. Province staff photo by David Clark

Murdered Langley man’s family fear day parole could delay deportation of his killer

JENNIFER SALTMAN  [caption id="attachment_698712" align="alignright" width="300"] Jagrup Singh Baidwan at Delta Courthouse in 2002. Artist sketch by Felicity Don. Province staff photo ...
Harpal Dhaliwal is wanted on outstanding warrants for criminal negligence causing bodily harm, carrying a concealed weapon, unauthorized possession of a firearm, careless use of a firearm, possession of a prohibited or restricted firearm with ammunition in connection to the shooting from Jan. 7.

Suspect in Surrey convenience store shooting identified by police

[caption id="attachment_695845" align="alignright" width="239"] Harpal Dhaliwal is wanted on outstanding warrants for criminal negligence causing bodily harm, carrying a concealed weapon, ...
Sanjeevani Wijenaike came from Sri Lanka in 2010 and has found temp work. She offers advice and suggestions to other immigrants looking for work in the area. Kim Stallknecht/PNG

Immigrant Expo aims to help newcomers find what they need to get started, including a job

[caption id="attachment_677898" align="alignright" width="300"] Sanjeevani Wijenaike came from Sri Lanka in 2010 and has found temp work. She offers advice and ...
Pictured here is Dara Mothada, past president of Vancouver and Surrey-based sports club, Azaad Kabaddi B.C. Indian police are alleging he is one of 40 Indo Canadians involved in an international drug smuggling ring in India. Mothada denies the claims and has not been charged. HANDOUT photo

Richmond man accused of having drug ties says Indian police trying to smear his name

LARISSA CAHUTE VANCOUVER DESI [caption id="attachment_663888" align="alignright" width="175"] Pictured here is Dara Mothada, past president of Vancouver and Surrey-based sports club, Azaad Kabaddi ...
In this Oct. 11, 2013, file photo Malala Yousafzai, the 16-year-old girl from Pakistan, who was shot in the head by the Taliban last October for advocating education for girls, speaks on occasion of the International Day of the Girl at the World Bank in Washington. Malala has inspired the development of school curriculum encouraging advocacy. George Washington University announced Monday, Oct. 14, that faculty members are creating curriculum tools to accompany her book, "I Am Malala." Several faculty members will pilot the curriculum early next year for both college and high school instruction. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

U.S. university develops advocacy curriculum inspired by Pakistani teen shot by Taliban

BY KIMBERLY HEFLING  [caption id="attachment_650023" align="alignright" width="400"] In this Oct. 11, 2013, file photo Malala Yousafzai, the 16-year-old girl from Pakistan, who ...
Tracy Dignum and son Thomas relax at home in West Vancouver on October 17, 2013. They are part of the Night of Miracles event. (Wayne Leidenfrost/ PNG)

Thomas’ miracle recovery will highlight Night of Miracles fundraiser (w/ video)

[ooyala code="w4Y2MwZzrFVIsaQoVUgSMYrS4n0pv5YP"] LARISSA CAHUTE  VANCOUVER DESI  West Vancouver’s Tracy Dignum can still vividly recall the day her youngest son suffered a severe stroke. While at ...

Visiting Sikh priest received 90 days in jail for sex assault

GURPREET SINGH AND STEPHANIE IP   [caption id="attachment_648555" align="alignright" width="400"] FILE PHOTO: A visiting Sikh priest from India has been sentenced to prison ...

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Two dead, including gunman, in school shooting north of Seattle

DOUG ESSER THE ASSOCIATED PRESS MARYSVILLE, Wash. — A student opened fire in a high school cafeteria north of Seattle on Friday, killing at least…
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Ottawa shooter kicked out of Burnaby mosque two years ago

Zehaf-Bibeau was asked to leave the mosque, because he had “gotten a hold of keys and stuff from the mosque, and when he got out…
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U.S. company penalized for mistreatment of Indian employees working 122 hours in a week

MICHAEL LIEDTKE THE ASSOCIATED PRESS SAN FRANCISCO – A Silicon Valley company is paying more than $43,000 in back wages and penalties after labour regulators…
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Surrey soccer captain played the U-18 national club championship using only one foot

KYLE BENNING SURREY NOW SOUTH SURREY – Kyle Sohi’s perseverance and performance in the 2014 Sport Chek National Club Championships U-18 Cup Final might go…
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We Must Criminalise Glorification/Encouragement of Terrorism By Ujjal Dosanjh

Canada is no stranger to terrorism. Nonetheless what has happened in the heart of our capital on the heels of what happened in Sait- Jean-sur-Richilieu…
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Decadent Diwali-Inspired Chocolate Twirls

JESSIE LEHAIL VANCOUVER DESI No one does decadent desserts better than (sweeping generalization alert:) South Asians during festive holidays like Diwali. With the cornucopia of…
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Canada is Losing the Values War

UJJAL DOSANJH SPECIAL TO VANCOUVER DESI The dreaded happened in St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, a quiet historic town in Quebec. Many years ago I stayed there for a…
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A look at the long and treacherous history behind today’s Diwali celebrations

SURESH KURL VANCOUVER DESI  History is full of treacheries and conspiracies. There is one in the family of Dashratha, the mighty king of Ayodhya. He…
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Pakistan detects 3 more polio cases, bringing total to 220 as world marks awareness day

MUNIR AHMED THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ISLAMABAD – The World Health Organization said Friday that three more polio cases have surfaced in Pakistan, bringing the number…
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Australian surgeons successfully transplant ‘dead’ heart

IANS Sydney – Australian surgeons said Friday that they have made a major breakthrough by making a dead heart beat again and successfully using it…
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Toddlers may show signs of autism at 18 months

IANS New York – Younger siblings of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) may show signs of the disorder by the time they are just…
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How omega-6 fatty acids lower bad cholesterol

IANS London – A study has detected a gene that affects blood cholesterol levels by generating a compound from omega-6 polyunsaturated fatty acids, called lipoxins…
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Dallas health workers who treated Ebola case banned from travel

IANS/EFE Austin (Texas) – The authorities in Dallas have ordered 75 health workers who attended a patient who died of the Ebola virus to not…
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Heads up: Those trendy man buns can cause the loss of your precious hair (w/video)

NICK EAGLAND VANCOUVER DESI It’s a hairstyle being sported by cutting-edge, trendsetting men, but the man bun may be causing Vancouver’s hipsters to go bald….
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Parkinson’s disease progression may be reversed

IANS London – Certain drugs can help reverse the effects caused by Parkinson’s disease, a study on fruit flies shows. Mutations in a gene called…
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Facebook, Apple to finance female staff freezing their ovaries

IANS San Francisco – Apple and Facebook have added an extra incentive to women considering working at the tech giants by giving female employees the…
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Ebola cases in West Africa could reach 10,000 per week: WHO

IANS Geneva – The World Health Organisation (WHO) has warned that the Ebola epidemic in West Africa could reach 5,000 to 10,000 cases per week…
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Canada-born Bollywood actress Lisa Ray plans cancer research institute in India

IANS Mumbai – Ever since Canada-born Indian actress Lisa Ray battled Multiple Myeloma, a form of cancer, she has campaigned for the cause and spoken…
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