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Pakistani cleric who runs Islamic school for girls names its new library after Osama bin Laden

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ISLAMABAD, Pakistan -- A spokesman for a controversial Pakistani cleric who runs an Islamic seminary for girls in the ...

US envoy calls on Myanmar to stop violence in region where Rohingya Muslims have fled attacks

By Edith M. Lederer THE ASSOCIATED PRESS U.S. U.N. Ambassador Samantha Power called on Myanmar's government Thursday to take urgent steps to stop ...

Ex-honour student gets 5 years in terrorism case linked to ‘Jihad Jane’; has already served 3

By Maryclaire Dale THE ASSOCIATED PRESS PHILADELPHIA -- An immigrant teen who had earned a scholarship to an elite U.S. college but helped ...

Ex-honour student gets 5 years in terrorism case linked to ‘Jihad Jane’; has already served 3

By Maryclaire Dale THE ASSOCIATED PRESS PHILADELPHIA -- An immigrant teen who had earned a scholarship to an elite U.S. college but became ...

BC-AP News Digest 2 pm

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The world at 2 p.m. Times are EDT. At the Nerve Center, Stephanie Siek and Mike Stewart can be reached ...

Hotel executive, Democratic fundraiser pleads guilty in NY to witness tampering, conspiracy

By Tom Hays THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK -- A hotel executive and Democratic fundraiser pleaded guilty Thursday to witness tampering and conspiracy ...

Hotel executive, Democratic fundraiser pleads guilty in NY to witness tampering, conspiracy

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK -- A hotel executive and Democratic fundraiser has pleaded guilty in New York to witness tampering and ...
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Pakistani student gets 5 years in terrorism case linked to ‘Jihad Jane’

[caption id="attachment_692140" align="alignright" width="300"] In this photo released by the Tom Green County Jail, Colleen R. LaRose. the self-described 'Jihad Jane' ...

Hotel executive, Democratic fundraiser pleads guilty in NY to witness tampering, conspiracy

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK -- A hotel executive and Democratic fundraiser has pleaded guilty in New York to witness tampering and ...
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Pakistani brothers accused of digging up human bodies from graveyard, cooking and eating them, again (w/gallery)

[imagebrowser id=758] THE ASSOCIATED PRESS KHAWAR KALAN, Pakistan -- Two brothers arrested for the second time over accusations of cannibalism appeared in court ...

Indian court extends weapons case against New York City police officer, requiring him to stay

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW DELHI -- An Indian court said Thursday it won't rule before July 1 in the case of a ...

Today in History – May 2

Advance THE CANADIAN PRESS Today in History for May 2: On this date: In 1497, Italian-born John Cabot set sail from Bristol, England, to follow ...

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ALLISON PEARSON THE DAILY TELEGRAPH  A girl aged 12 years and three months became Britain’s youngest mother over the weekend. She was still at primary…
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PETA India urges health ministry to ban sale of animal-tested products

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VIDU SAHABANDU VANCOUVER DESI Vancouver Windies bagged another victory on Sunday and are looking forward to a fourth to make it to the semifinals. Captain…
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TASTE INDIA: Chicken with Cashews and Mango Sauce

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Gallery: Weird Indian political party names and symbols

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Investors hope India elections will bring new government to break deadlock, revive growth

KAY JOHNSON THE ASSOCIATED PRESS MUMBAI, India — India’s stock market has hit several new highs in the last month and the once-struggling rupee has…
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Indian city bans selfies inside polling booths (w/gallery)

VANCOUVER DESI The next selfie you snap could land you in jail – for Indian voters at least. According to Indian news publication the Bangalore…
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India Elections: Rahul Gandhi attacks Narendra Modi’s ‘toffee model’

IANS Agra – Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi kept up his attack on BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi’s “toffee model” of development that only…
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India Elections: Narendra Modi attacks Rahul Gandhi over ‘toffee model’, regrets targeting PM

IANS Hazaribagh/Bhagalpur – BJP’s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi Tuesday took a dig at Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi for his “toffee model” jibe, and…
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India's opposition Bharatiya Janata Party's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi greets his supporters as he arrives to address an election rally in Vaishali, outskirts of New Delhi, India, Thursday, April 3, 2014. AP Photo/Saurabh Das

PM aspirant Modi’s marital status triggers questions from rivals during Indian elections

ASHOK SHARMA THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW DELHI — India’s governing Congress party on Friday asked election authorities to prosecute the Hindu nationalist opposition’s prime ministerial…
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Women comprise half of Indian voters, but remain marginalized despite formidable women leaders

NIRMALA GEORGE THE ASSOCIATED PRESS SARAI, India — Trudging home after a long day harvesting wheat, Veena Devi has little time for the political workers…
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