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Screen shot of Shah Rukh Khan's first video tweet. Submitted.

Shah Rukh Khan sends out India’s first tweet using Twitter’s new mobile video camera

Screen shot of Shah Rukh Khan’s first video tweet. Submitted. VANCOUVER DESI Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan was... (more...)

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Techie jumps to death in Technopark campus

A techie jumped to his death from the sixth floor in the Technopark campus on Thursday. Facebook photo IANS Thiruvananthapuram... (more...)

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All stakeholders should share e-waste responsibility: Report

An Indian worker carries a defunct CRT Monitor for disassembly at Ash Recyclers, a government approved e-waste management... (more...)

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Apple unveils bigger iPhones, Apple Watch and Apple Pay

Apple CEO Tim Cook discusses the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 plus on Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014, in Cupertino, Calif. AP Photo/Marcio... (more...)

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Researchers trying to decipher ‘Black Twitter’ phenomenon

Researchers study ‘Black Twitter’ phenomenon. LEON NEAL/AFP/Getty Images IANS New York – Researchers at... (more...)

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Vibrating Indian smart shoes help you navigate to your destination handsfree

Lechal smart shoes with bluetooth technology that provides unobtrusive handsfree navigation. VANCOUVER DESI A smart shoe... (more...)

An Indian girl killed herself over lover's indecent comments on social media. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Evan Vucci

Girl kills herself over lover’s indecent comments on social media

An Indian girl killed herself over lover’s indecent comments on social media. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Evan Vucci IANS Kolkata... (more...)

Pakistan

Twitter lifts temporary ban on alleged “blasphemous” accounts Pakistan had asked be investigated

Twitter lifts ban on accounts banned that Pakistan government officials wanted investigated for blasphemy. LEON NEAL/AFP/Getty... (more...)

The Instagram logo is displayed on an smartphone on December 20, 2012 in Paris. Instagram backed down on December 18, 2012 from a planned policy change that appeared to clear the way for the mobile photo sharing service to sell pictures without compensation, after users cried foul. Changes to the Instagram privacy policy and terms of service set to take effect January 16 had included wording that appeared to allow people's pictures to be used by advertisers at Instagram or Facebook worldwide, royalty-free.   LIONEL BONAVENTURE/AFP/Getty Images

Report: Iranian court orders photo-sharing app Instagram blocked over privacy lawsuit

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS TEHRAN, Iran — A semiofficial news agency in Iran is reporting that a court is ordering that the... (more...)

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Microsoft drawn into Burnaby City Hall workers sex scandal

Burnaby City Hall is at the centre of an email scandal that has allegedly spread ‘malicious’ rumours about employees.... (more...)

In This March 23, 2010, file photo, the Google logo is seen at the Google headquarters in Brussels. Google has bought Titan Aerospace, a maker of solar-powered drones, saying it could help bring Internet access to remote parts of the world as well as solve other problems, the company announced Monday, April 14, 2014. AP Photo/Virginia Mayo, File

From murder to Lady Gaga, Australian tech company calculates Google’s strangest search terms

In This March 23, 2010, file photo, the Google logo is seen at the Google headquarters in Brussels. AP Photo/Virginia Mayo,... (more...)

In this April 3, 2014 photo, a smartphone is mounted on the glass of an Uber car in Mumbai, India. Riding on its startup success and flush with fresh capital, taxi-hailing smartphone app Uber is making a big push into Asia. The company has in the last year started operating in 18 cities in Asia and the South Pacific including Seoul, Shanghai, Bangkok, Hong Kong and five Indian cities. AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool

Asia’s taxi-app wars heat up as Uber’s big push into region meets local lookalikes

In this April 3, 2014 photo, a smartphone is mounted on the glass of an Uber car in Mumbai, India. Riding on its startup... (more...)

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Hands Against Racism: Send us a selfie and make a statement against racism (with video)

VANCOUVER DESI Vancouver Desi’s digital anti-racism campaign, Raise Your Hands Against Racism, officially kicked off Thursday, with people across the Lower Mainland sending in selfies…
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U.S. mom with 2 kids celebrates one-month birthdays of rare identical triplet boys (with photos)

COREY WILLIAMS THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ST. CLAIR SHORES, Mich. – A suburban Detroit couple who have two older children are adjusting to life after becoming…
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Groom dumped by bride-to-be for a wedding guest accuses her of drugging him before ceremony

VANCOUVER DESI A 25-year-old Indian groom who was dumped by his bride-to-be for a wedding guest after he suffered an alleged seizure has accused his…
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Vancouver woman sues hot yoga guru Bikram Choudhury for sexual assault

SUSAN LAZARUK VANCOUVER DESI A Vancouver woman is claiming the leader of one of B.C.’s largest yoga chains repeatedly sexually assaulted and coerced her over…
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Meet Burnaby-born Indian classical vocalist Akhil Jobanputra

NINA BUDDHDEV SPECIAL TO VANCOUVER DESI Born in 1997 in Burnaby, BC Canada, Akhil Jobanputra is an upcoming Canadian Indian classical vocalist of the Mewati…
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From Mr. Modi: At last a glimmer of hope

UJJAL DOSANJH SPECIAL TO VANCOUVER DESI Some weeks ago I wrote what some felt were scathing bolgs; Modi: A Madari or A Nation Builder? on…
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End Gang Life: How parents can play a role in gang prevention

GEETA REDDY COMBINED SPECIAL FORCES ENFORCEMENT UNIT B.C. SPECIAL TO VANCOUVER DESI It is safe to assume parents only want the best for their children….
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God keep our land glorious and free: Bill C-51 a timely script to end terrorism on Canadian soil

SURESH KURL VANCOUVER DESI I understand life. It is an ongoing struggle for a safe and peaceful survival. I have lived through the 1947 partition…
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Got extra breast milk? Surrey Memorial Hospital NICU acting as dispensary

Fraser Health is making it easier for moms to donate through new program AMY REID SURREY NOW SURREY — Fraser Health is in need of…
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‘Heartbreaking’: Father sobs as children who died in tragic Alberta pesticide poisoning laid to rest

MARTY KLINKENBERG POSTMEDIA NEWS EDMONTON — Her small wooden casket draped in a white shroud, the first of two siblings to die in a tragic poisoning…
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Alberta deaths

Health Canada issues warning about bedbug control products after Alberta children deaths

THE CANADIAN PRESS EDMONTON — The federal government is warning Canadians of what it calls the “extreme danger” of using unregistered products to fight bedbugs….
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Another child from Alberta family dies after being exposed to pesticide

JOHN COTTER THE CANADIAN PRESS EDMONTON — Another child has died after being exposed to an insecticide his parents were using to kill bedbugs in…
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U.S. mom with 2 kids celebrates one-month birthdays of rare identical triplet boys (with photos)

COREY WILLIAMS THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ST. CLAIR SHORES, Mich. – A suburban Detroit couple who have two older children are adjusting to life after becoming…
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Ontario family files $12.5-million lawsuit against hospital over son’s suicide

Suit alleges 20-year-old was supposed to be checked every 15 minutes but was left unattended for more than 21/2 hours   VANCOUVER DESI A Brampton,…
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Two Fort McMurray children still in critical condition after pesticide poisoning

EDMONTON JOURNAL A Fort McMurray apartment unit contaminated by a dangerous pesticide that killed an infant and sickened four other children tested clear Tuesday, but…
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Indian city bans big public gatherings over swine flu fears, as deaths surpass 900 nationwide

R. K. MISRA THE ASSOCIATED PRESS AHMEDABAD, India — A west Indian city has banned large public gatherings in an attempt to halt the spread…
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This Nanimo man refused to accept that severed spinal cord would make walking impossible

JULIE CHADWICK NANAIMO DAILY NEWS The flocks of seagulls overhead make for a familiar sight as one rounds the curves of Cedar Road toward the…
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Merck gives free license allowing cheap versions of its HIV drug for children in poor nations

LINDA A. JOHNSON THE ASSOCIATED PRESS TRENTON, N.J. — Drugmaker Merck & Co. has granted a free license allowing one of its HIV medicines to…
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