Kurds free large part of Iraq’s Sinjar town from IS

Baghdad, Dec 22 (IANS) — Kurdish forces took over most of the town of Sinjar in the Nineveh province in northern Iraq... (more...)

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US reviewing naming North Korea as sponsor of terrorism

Washington, Dec 21 (IANS/EFE) — The US is considering once again including North Korea on its list of countries that... (more...)

IS militants recapture oil refinery town in Iraq

Baghdad, Dec 21 (IANS) — A militant group of the Islamic State (IS) recaptured the oil refinery town of Baiji which... (more...)

Thousands arrested in China porn, gambling crackdown

Beijing, Dec 21 (IANS) — Police in China’s Guangdong province Sunday said they captured more than 30,000 suspects... (more...)

Jordan hangs 11 murder convicts

Amman, Dec 21 (IANS) — Jordan executed 11 men convicted of murder Sunday, ending an eight-year ban on death penalty... (more...)

EU s Alpine tourism hubs brace for fewer Russian visits amid Ukraine, ruble and oil-price pain

By Jamey Keaten THE ASSOCIATED PRESS PARIS — Russia’s tensions with the West over Ukraine and the slump for the... (more...)

2014 ending in much the same way it began for Kerry, frustrated in steps toward Mideast peace

By Lara Jakes THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is ending 2014 much in the same... (more...)

Two Bodo insurgents killed, 10 crude bombs found

Guwahati, Dec 21 (IANS) — Two Bodo insurgents were killed and a huge cache of arms was recovered from them Sunday,... (more...)

Manmohan Singh: Busy as always, but not writing memoirs yet

By Ranjana Narayan New Delhi, Dec 21 (IANS) — He has just completed 200 days out of office, but former prime minister... (more...)

Iran urged to let Afghans seek refugee status

Beirut, Dec 21 (IANS) — Iran’s announcement that it will grant a six-month visa extension to 450,000 Afghans... (more...)

Mild earthquake hits northeast, Myanmar

Shillong, Dec 21 (IANS) — An earthquake measuring 4.8 on the Richter scale Sunday jolted northeastern states and parts... (more...)

A year of technological advancement for India in space (IANS Special: 2014 in Retrospect)

By Venkatachari Jagannathan Chennai, Dec 21 (IANS) — The year 2014 could be easily said as the rocking rocketing year... (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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Sex workers from India’s largest red light area seek American feminist Eve Ensler’s help

IANS Kolkata – American activist and playwright Eve Ensler Friday met sex workers in Kolkata’s Sonagachi, one of Asia’s largest red light areas, who sought…
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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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Recipe: Fluffy Carrot Cake with Cardamom Icing

JESSIE LEHAIL VANCOUVER DESI At the Lehail house, we have a carrot cake tradition. Carrot cake is the go-to dessert for special occasions like birthdays,…
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Recipe: Crimson Crush – Gingery Ribena Cocktail

VANCOUVER DESI – JESSIE LEHAIL This Crimson Crush has a distinctive, yet spicy flavour that is refreshing with a bit of bubble. Plus it has…
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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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Health Check

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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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