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Former SNC executive pleads guilty in Switzerland on criminal charges

By Ross Marowits THE CANADIAN PRESS MONTREAL -- A Swiss court has accepted a guilty plea from a former SNC-Lavalin senior executive, who ...

Former SNC executive pleads guilty in Switzerland on criminal charges

By Ross Marowits THE CANADIAN PRESS MONTREAL -- A Swiss court has accepted a guilty plea from a former SNC-Lavalin senior executive, who ...
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British prosecutors drop terror case against former Guantanamo Bay detainee Moazzam Begg

[caption id="attachment_797627" align="aligncenter" width="480"] British Moazzam Begg leaves Belmarsh Prison in south London, after his release, Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014. AP ...
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Disciplinary case opened against India boxer Sarita for refusing bronze medal at Asian Games

[caption id="attachment_797269" align="aligncenter" width="480"] Indian boxing champion Sarita Devi in a file photo. MANPREET ROMANA/AFP/Getty Images[/caption] C. RAJSHEKHAR RAO THE ASSOCIATED PRESS INCHEON, South ...

Disciplinary case opened against India boxer Sarita for refusing bronze medal at Asian Games

By C.Rajshekhar Rao THE ASSOCIATED PRESS INCHEON, South Korea -- Within hours of India boxer L. Sarita Devi rejecting her Asian Games bronze ...

7 arrested in Greece in ring sending migrants to EU countries on forged documents

By Costas Kantouris THE ASSOCIATED PRESS THESSALONIKI, Greece -- An airline pilot and a ground crew staff member were among seven people arrested ...

Airstrikes in Iraq, Syria launched amid intelligence gaps, less restrictive targeting

By Ken Dilanian THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON -- The Pentagon is grappling with significant intelligence gaps as it bombs Iraq and Syria, and ...
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At least 12 people killed and dozens injured after 2 trains collide in northern India

[caption id="attachment_797631" align="aligncenter" width="480"] In this Sept. 30, 2014 photo, passengers are rescued from a damaged train near Gorakhpur city, India. ...

Image of Asia: Making music to celebrate Durga Puja in Bangladesh

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS In this photo by A.M. Ahad, a devotee plays the flute near the idol of Hindu goddess Durga during ...

British prosecutors drop terrorism case against former Guantanamo Bay detainee Moazzam Begg

By Danica Kirka And Jill Lawless THE ASSOCIATED PRESS LONDON -- British prosecutors dropped terrorism charges Wednesday against a former Guantanamo Bay detainee ...

Airstrikes in Iraq, Syria launched amid intelligence gaps, less restrictive targeting

By Ken Dilanian THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON -- The Pentagon is grappling with significant intelligence gaps as it bombs Iraq and Syria, and ...
Ebola Virus

The cost of not controlling Ebola in Africa? Cases elsewhere, experts warn

[caption id="attachment_797635" align="aligncenter" width="480"] A general view of Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas where a patient has been diagnosed with the ...

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Self-compassion leads to positive body image in women

IANS Toronto – Women who accept and tolerate their bodily imperfections appear to have a more positive body image despite their high body mass index…
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British comedian John Oliver again covers Indian politics in HBO show, takes aim at Modi’s U.S. visit (w/ video)

VANCOUVER DESI British comedian John Oliver has covered Indian politics yet again on his new HBO show, Last Week Tonight with John Oliver. In this…
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Last remaining family member of Indian freedom fighter Bhagat Singh dies in Toronto

IANS Chandigarh — The younger sister and last remaining blood relative of revolutionary freedom fighter Bhagat Singh has died in Canada, according to relatives in…
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India honours 100-year anniversary of Komagata Maru with commemorative coins

IANS New Delhi — India on Monday released a set of special coins as part of a year-long centenary commemoration of the 1914 Komagata Maru…
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Blogs

Vancouver Desi blogger

Horizon: Because I am a World Changer

HARNOOR GILL VANCOUVER DESI My vision to the world. I am what many would call the outgoing teenager, which seems weird to some, as people…
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Turban-Esque: Perfect for a long drive

Great semi-casual look for the fall with the blazer and raw denim. The shoes and watch are nice complements adding to the effortless feel of…
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Coconut Confetti Corn

JESSIE LEHAIL, INDIAN INFLUENCE With Thanksgiving right around the corner, it’s time to talk turkey and side dishes. Most cooks are loyal to their turkey…
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Addiction

The Importance of A Strong Support Network in Recovering from Addiction

NIRMALA RANIGA VANCOUVER DESI Healing from addiction and addictive behaviours is very often seen as a solitary process. The person struggling is viewed as the…
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Health Check

Ebola Virus

The cost of not controlling Ebola in Africa? Cases elsewhere, experts warn

HELEN BRANSWELL THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO — The revelation that a man with Ebola was diagnosed in a Texas hospital could be seen as the…
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Self-compassion leads to positive body image in women

IANS Toronto – Women who accept and tolerate their bodily imperfections appear to have a more positive body image despite their high body mass index…
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Villagers bury woman to cure her after getting ‘shocked’

CEN AGENCY Villagers in India sprung into action after one of their neighbours was suffered a high voltage electric shock – by burying her up…
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Fruits and vegetables linked to mental well-being

IANS London – The more portions of fruits and vegetables you take in a day, the better are your chances of improving mental well-being along…
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Dr. Rohit Joshi, chairman of Aarna Superspecialty Hospital in Gujarat.

Newborn Indian baby has tail – that was his parasitic twin – removed

VANCOUVER DESI An Indian baby born with a 350 grams, 12-cm ‘tail’ on his back has had it removed just five days after birth, according…
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Maternal health in, climate change out: A look at Canada’s changing UN speeches

ALEXANDER PANETTA THE CANADIAN PRESS UNITED NATIONS — A scan of Canadian speeches at the United Nations General Assembly reveals a shift in priorities during…
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‘Angelina Effect’ makes more women test for breast cancer

IANS London – The ‘Angelina Effect’ has more than doubled the genetic counselling and testing for breast cancer risk among British women. The ‘Angelina Effect’…
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New vaccines can change India’s health battles: Melinda Gates

IANS New Delhi – Introduction of four new vaccines in India’s national immunization programme by the new government can bring immense change in the country’s…
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Japan human trials

World’s first lab grown stem cells implanted

IANS Tokyo – Japanese researchers have successfully implanted lab-grown retinal tissue from induced pluripotent stem cells (iPS) into a woman in her 70s – the…
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Cancer

Cancer that claimed Terry Fox now highly curable, other sarcomas still challenging

SHERYL UBELACKER THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO – At the time Terry Fox was treated for the bone cancer that claimed his leg and eventually led…
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Japan human trials

Lab-generated stem cells set for human trial in Japan

IANS Tokyo – In a major boost to stem cell research, a Japanese patient with a debilitating eye disease is set to become the first…
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Gene key to slowing ageing process identified

IANS New York – In a major breakthrough, researchers have identified a gene that can slow the ageing process throughout the entire body when activated…
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