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Israeli gunfire injures six Palestinians in Gaza

Gaza, Dec 20 (IANS) — At least six Palestinians were injured Friday when Israeli forces opened fire near Israel’s... (more...)

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Surrey Night Market will be ‘bigger and better’ in 2015, say organizers

The Surrey Night market was launched last summer by a group of five Surrey-based organizers. LARISSA CAHUTE VANCOUVER DESI The... (more...)

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Surrey woman makes career switch from forensics to food bank

Feezah Jaffer is the director of external relations for Surrey Food Bank. ADRIAN MACNAIR/Surrey Now AMY REID SURREY NOW  WHALLEY... (more...)

Arrest warrant in Turkey against US-based cleric

Ankara, Dec 20 (IANS) — A court in Turkey issued an arrest warrant against the US-based cleric Muhammed Fethullah Gulen,... (more...)


Surrey stabbing victim dies in hospital

Surrey man who was stabbed Thursday dies in hospital. SURREY NOW SURREY — Police are now investigating Surrey’s 17th... (more...)

Kurds kill 33 IS militants in Syria’s Kobane

Damascus, Dec 20 (IANS) — Thirty-three Islamic State (IS) militants were killed Friday in clashes with Kurdish fighters... (more...)

Pentagon authorises 1,300 additional troops for Iraq

Washington, Dec 20 (IANS) — Up to 1,300 additional troops, including nearly 1,000 soldiers will start to be deployed... (more...)

With World Cup long gone, Brazil still trying to find ways to make good use of new stadiums

By Tales Azzoni THE ASSOCIATED PRESS SAO PAULO — It’s white elephant time for World Cup stadiums — again. When... (more...)

Investigation into Bergdahl disappearance wraps up; top leaders get briefings on report

By Lolita C. Baldor THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — The Army has finished its investigation into how and why Army... (more...)

Morocco boat capsize kills nine migrants

Rabat, Dec 20 (IANS) — At least nine migrants, including three babies were killed, when a makeshift boat they were... (more...)

US resurgence is real, we are better off: Obama

Washington, Dec 20, (IANS) — US President Barack Obama said that the US economy is looking up and underlined America’s... (more...)

Pakistan executes 2 militants after reinstating death penalty in wake of school massacre

By Rebecca Santana And Munir Ahmed THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ISLAMABAD — Pakistan hanged two convicted militants Friday... (more...)

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Avoiding relapse, inviting happiness over the Holiday Season

NIRMALA RANIGA VANCOUVER DESI The holiday season can be an especially challenging time for individuals in recovery from addictive behaviours. Holiday parties and celebrations with…
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Bikini round removed from Miss World pageant

IANS London – The Miss World contest, which has been an annual feature since 1951, will no longer feature a swimsuit round in their competition,…
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Gallery: Wait for India’s Kingfisher Calendar Girl 2015 is almost over

VANCOUVER DESI The Hunt for the Kingfisher Calendar Girl 2015 is almost over. An Indian lifestyle channel will air the grand finale of the reality…
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Pakistani student who skipped school on the day of Taliban rampage ‘isn’t talking to anyone’

VANCOUVER DESI A 15-year-old student of Pakistan’s Army Public School  – which was bombed by the Taliban this week, killing 141 people, of which 132…
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Avoiding relapse, inviting happiness over the Holiday Season

NIRMALA RANIGA VANCOUVER DESI The holiday season can be an especially challenging time for individuals in recovery from addictive behaviours. Holiday parties and celebrations with…
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8th Annual Victor Ghirra Toy Drive collects over 3500 toys!

HARVEY KOONER VANCOUVER DESI Victor Ghirra’s giving spirit is alive and well with help from the Benevolent Brotherhood Society, Ghirra family, the Co-operators Insurance agencies…
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Recipe: Perfect for Hanukkah – Crispy Fried Green Tomatoes

VANCOUVER DESI – JESSIE LEHAIL Sigh….these Crispy Fried Green Tomatoes are good. They’re very, very good. So don’t attempt them unless you’re willing to deal…
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Successfully handling stress during the ‘Holiday Season’

NIRMALA RANIGA VANCOUVER DESI For many people, the holidays can be stressful. The expectation that the season is one of joy, when we may not…
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Ibuprofen an anti-ageing medicine?

IANS Washington – A common drug, Ibuprofen, which tackles pain and fever may also hold the key to a longer, healthier life, a study says….
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Forever young? UBC researchers may have stumbled upon the secret to youthful skin

Mice without a certain enzyme didn’t appear to age RANDY SHORE POSTMEDIA NEWS Scientists at the University of B.C. searching for ways to slow the…
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Alcohol blackouts not funny at all

IANS New York – Some people think that alcohol-related blackouts, bad hangovers and outrageous behaviour at parties are funny. It is actually not. According to…
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How old do you feel? The answer might help predict your death: Study

LINDSEY TANNER THE ASSOCIATED PRESS CHICAGO – How old do you feel? Think carefully — the answer might help predict how much longer you’ll live….
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Is Vancouver ruining yoga? India thinks so (w/ video)

LARISSA CAHUTE VANCOUVER DESI Vancouverites have a passion for yoga. Studios have become as commonplace as coffee shops and sushi joints in the city, but…
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Drinking from chemical-laden cans may raise BP

IANS Seoul – Think again before you pick up that can from the department store for your favourite food or drink for it may lead…
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At least 24 poor, elderly patients go blind after free cataract surgery in north India

CHONCHUI NGASHANGVA THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW DELHI — Authorities ordered an investigation Friday after at least 24 poor and elderly people went blind following cataract…
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20 Pakistani children infected with HIV after blood transfusions

VANCOUVER DESI Nearly 20 children in Pakistan have tested positive for HIV after receiving blood transfusions, an international news agency has reported. According to Reuters,…
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Don’t ignore cancer symptoms

IANS London – Perhaps driven by fear, people often prefer to dismissing potential warning signs of cancer, thereby putting their lives at risk, says a…
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An Indian family’s strange wedding gift request: Pledge to donate blood and organs

VANCOUVER DESI Instead of the traditional gold and valuables, a Gujarati wedding on Sunday issued a strange gift request – for guests to donate blood…
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