Asia

54 killed in Russia trawler capsize

Moscow, April 2 (IANS/TASS) — At least 54 people died when a trawler with 132 people on board capsized off the Kamchatka... (more...)

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190 Indians evacuated from Yemen reach Mumbai

Mumbai, April 2 (IANS) — An Indian Air Force flight with 190 Indians evacuated from strife-torn Yemen landed here on... (more...)

Over 40 killed as trawler sinks off Russia

Moscow, April 2 (IANS/TASS) — At least 43 people died when a trawler with 132 people on board sank off the Kamchatka... (more...)

Israel approves 2,200 homes for Palestinians in East Jerusalem

Jerusalem, April 2 (IANS) — Israel has approved a plan to construct 2,200 housing units for Palestinians in East Jerusalem,... (more...)

Canadian tourism industry wants to direct more marketing money to the U.S.

THE CANADIAN PRESS VANCOUVER — Canada is expanding its tourism focus towards the United States 14 years after 9/11... (more...)

UN report: More than 25,000 foreigners from over 100 countries fight with terrorist groups

By Edith M. Lederer THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The number of fighters leaving home to join al-Qaida and the Islamic State group... (more...)

Jordan assumes UNSC presidency for April

United Nations, April 2 (IANS) — Jordan on Wednesday assumed the rotating presidency of the UN Security Council (UNSC)... (more...)

Nine Britons trying to enter Syria detained in Turkey

Ankara, April 2 (IANS) — Nine British nationals trying to illegally enter the conflict-ridden Syria through Turkey... (more...)

13 US Senators write FIFA s Blatter to ask for vote on moving 2018 World Cup out of Russia

By Howard Fendrich THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — Thirteen U.S. Senators asked FIFA to consider taking the 2018... (more...)

Police headquarters targeted in Turkey, attacker killed

Ankara, April 2 (IANS) — The police headquarters in the Turkish city of Istanbul was targeted by two attackers on Wednesday,... (more...)

Canadian tourism industry wants to direct more marketing money to the U.S.

THE CANADIAN PRESS VANCOUVER — Canada is redirecting its tourism focus towards the United States 14 years after 9/11... (more...)

Martial law lifted in Thialand

Bangkok, April 2 (IANS) — Martial law was lifted in Thailand on Wednesday with immediate effect, according to media... (more...)

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Simplify Your Space for Spring

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Calling all Tabla students, teachers and artists to Surrey

NINA BUDDHDEV SPECIAL TO VANCOUVER DESI  Pandit Yogesh Samsi will be conducting a 4-day Tabla workshop series from March 30 to April 2 and a Solo table concert on…
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Ready, Set, Fundraise!

HARNOOR GILL VANCOUVER DESI A fitness goal is unlike any other goal in this world and it’s a goal in life that almost everyone strives…
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Whitest Brown Guy: Not your typical Hockey Dad

RANDY SANGHA VANCOUVER DESI So here I am at the tail of end of the ice hockey season.  No, not those guys…what are they called,…
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When my life was interrupted by cancer

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Woman goes into labour on board Qatar Airways flight, gives birth before emergency landing

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Measles alert issued in Vancouver

VANCOUVER DESI Travellers aboard an Air China flight to Vancouver may have been exposed to the measles virus, say local health officials. Vancouver Coastal Health…
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Popular artificial sweetener may treat aggressive cancers

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‘She cut me.… I’m pregnant’: Police release woman’s 911 call after unborn baby ‘removed’ from womb

WASHINGTON POST A 26-year-old pregnant woman in Colorado, spotting a Craigslist ad for baby clothes, drove to the home of the woman who placed the…
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Wealth behind decline in number of reproducing males

IANS New York – Researchers have discovered a dramatic decline in genetic diversity in male lineages four to eight thousand years ago — likely the…
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‘We should be eating things that taste good’

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Indian doctors use glue to fix patient’s bleeding lung

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