Human Interest

Google senior VP breaks skydiving record

Washington, Oct 25 (IANS) — Google senior vice president Alan Eustace parachuted from a balloon near the top of the... (more...)

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Clothes drive to empower slum dwellers

Kolkata, Oct 25 (IANS) — If you have spare clothes in relatively good condition, or accessories like belts, bags and... (more...)

Ricky Martin objects to court ruling against gay marriages

San Juan, Oct 25 (IANS/EFE) — Puerto Rican singer Ricky Martin has objected to a federal judge’s decision to... (more...)

Zambian president pardons 975 prisoners

Lusaka, Oct 25 (IANS) — Zambian President Michael Sata has pardoned 975 prisoners as part of 50 years of celebration... (more...)

Students brainstorm on global issues in Shillong

Shillong, Oct 24 (IANS) — Indian students Friday began a brainstorming session in the state capital of Meghalaya on... (more...)

WHO-health

Pakistan detects 3 more polio cases, bringing total to 220 as world marks awareness day

A Pakistani police officer helps a health worker to give polio vaccine to a child in Karachi, Pakistan, Friday, Oct. 24,... (more...)

Himachal to set up board to solve cattle menace

Shimla, Oct 24 (IANS) — Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh has favoured constitution of a board to look... (more...)

Bengal’s Siliguri caught in ‘silver rush’

Siliguri, Oct 22 (IANS) — West Bengal’s Siliguri city Wednesday witnessed a silver rush as hundreds of people... (more...)

Street kids celebrate Diwali, spread message of harmony

New Delhi, Oct 22 (IANS) — Street children in various parts of the national capital celebrated Diwali Wednesday spreading... (more...)

Get glimpses of Nobel laureates’ inspirational lives

By Shilpa Raina New Delhi, Oct 22 (IANS) — A bicycle and a book on mathematics belonging to economist Amartya Sen,... (more...)

Man jokes with Obama: ‘Don’t touch my girlfriend’

Washington, Oct 22 (IANS/EFE) — President Barack Obama encountered a jealous boyfriend, who jokingly asked him not... (more...)

Germany raises humanitarian aid to Iraq

Berlin, Oct 22 (IANS) — Germany has pledged a further 20 million euros (about 25.5 million dollars) in humanitarian... (more...)

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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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DESI-SOCCER

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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Raita Biscuits

JESSIE LEHAIL VANCOUVER DESI I started this year with a goal to become a better runner and train for a marathon. For me it was…
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Dosanjh: We must criminalize glorification, encouragement of terrorism

UJJAL DOSANJH SPECIAL TO VANCOUVER DESI Canada is no stranger to terrorism. Nonetheless what has happened in the heart of our capital on the heels…
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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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Health Check

WHO-health

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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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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Bollywood

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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