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Grande turns to Cyrus over diva claims

Los Angeles, Oct 21 (IANS) -- After being branded as a 'diva', singer-actress Ariana Grande has turned to pop star Miley ...

Bundchen against ‘unattainable’ beauty ads

Los Angeles, Oct 21 (IANS) -- Supermodel Gisele Bundchen has slammed advertising campaigns that portray "unattainable" beauty as they make women ...

Jimmy Fallon pens children’s book

Los Angeles, Oct 21 (IANS) -- Popular TV host Jimmy Fallon has penned and published a children's book "Your Baby's First ...

Norwegian doctor recovers from Ebola infection, discharged

Oslo, Oct 21 (IANS) -- A Norwegian doctor, who was infected with the Ebola virus in Sierra Leone, has been discharged ...

Lufthansa pilots’ strike causes 1,500 flight cancellations

Berlin, Oct 21 (IANS) -- German airline Lufthansa cancelled over 1,500 flights Monday after its pilots union announced to extend the ...

EU strengthens sanctions against Syria

Brussels, Oct 21 (IANS) -- The European Union (EU) Monday announced it was strengthening sanctions against Syria. According to an official statement, ...

Lebanon to stop accepting Syrian refugees

Beirut, Oct 21 (IANS) -- Lebanese government has announced no to accept Syrian refugees anymore, state media reported. Following the meeting of ...

China, US training Afghan diplomats

Washington, Oct 21 (IANS) -- A group of young Afghan diplomats began a two-week training session here Monday as part of ...

Gomez gets guidance from Swift

Los Angeles, Oct 21 (IANS) -- Singer Selena Gomez says she gets advice from her friend and country musician Taylor Swift. During ...

120 people on Ebola watch list in US’ Dallas city

Washington, Oct 21 (IANS) -- About 120 people are being monitored for signs of Ebola in the US city of Dallas ...

India showcases IPL as driver of economic development

By Arul Louis United Nations, Oct 21 (IANS) -- The Indian Premier League's (IPL) success embodies the emergence of sports as a ...

India starts push at UN for International Yoga Day

United Nations, Oct 21 (IANS) -- India's UN Mission has started action to have June 21 declared the International Day of ...

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Most South Asians and Chinese in B.C. have faced discrimination based on ethnicity

A quarter reported experiencing moderate or significant amounts of discrimination DOUGLAS TODD VANCOUVER DESI  Stereotyping. Verbal harassment. Poor customer service. Workplace unfairness. Exclusion from dating….
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False confession leads police to arrest new suspect in sexual assault of 9-year-old Surrey girl

FRANK LUBA VANCOUVER DESI A man who confessed to the sexual assault of a nine-year-old girl in Surrey has been released and a 28-year-old man…
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Diwali Fest kicks off with IndiGlam fashion-fusion show (w/ video)

LARISSA CAHUTE VANCOUVER DESI It was a classic mother-daughter argument that propelled Surrey’s Raji Khaira into a career of fashion design. Khaira, 25, grew up…
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Canada Place caught the eye of man who builds models in chalk (w/gallery)

LARISSA CAHUTE VANCOUVER DESI When Jagdeep Singh Bihal moved to Vancouver from India two years ago and did some sightseeing around the city,  it was…
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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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Harnoor Gill is all set to promote the World Vision’s Gift Catalogue campaign.

How to help World Vision this holiday season

HARNOOR GILL VANCOUVER DESI World Vision is an organization that I happen to be a Youth Ambassador of and it is my joy to be…
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Pink Chai Living: Preserving the food culture of India with traditional cooking

RAJ THANDHI VANCOUVER DESI This week I’m bringing back ‘ghar ka khana’ (homemade food). Let’s make cooking traditional foods cool again. For the last few…
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Acid Attack

Acid attacks as a form of vigilante punishment?

Acid attacks as a form of vigilante punishment? In the recent weeks it has been claimed a number of vigilantes , in the city of…
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Health Check

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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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Hair Loss

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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World Health Organization

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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Cadaver shortage makes simulation best alternative for medical students

RUPESH DUTTA IANS  New Delhi – With India facing a grave shortage of cadavers in medical institutions to train its doctors, surgical simulation – replacing…
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British Columbians support doctor-assisted death: polls

TIFFANY CRAWFORD POSTMEDIA NEWS A new poll says 87 per cent of British Columbians support assisted dying, while across Canada 84 per cent of respondents…
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Surrey doctor suspended for improper conduct with female patient

IAN AUSTIN VANCOUVER DESI A Surrey doctor has been suspended for up to three months for improper conduct with a female patient. The College of…
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