Why are we biased about nuclear power? (Comment: Special to IANS)

By Nihit Goyal Recently, Prime Minister Narendra Modi asked the Department of Atomic Energy (DAE) to triple the country’s... (more...)

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Is Asia prepared for Ebola? Crowded cities, poor health care systems worry experts

By Chris Brummitt THE ASSOCIATED PRESS SINGAPORE – The longer the Ebola outbreak rages in West Africa, the greater... (more...)

Ukraine to vote Sunday

Kiev, Oct 26 (IANS/TASS) — Ukrainian voters will cast their franchise Sunday to elect a new parliament. Ukrainian President... (more...)

Memories of turbulent times, difficult loyalties: Tan Twan Eng’s Malaysia in war novels (Column: Bookends)

By Vikas Datta Among historical events that have left an enduring influence, the Second World War is certainly one that lives... (more...)

US launches 22 air strikes against IS positions in Iraq

Washington, Oct 26 (IANS/EFE) — The US military has carried out 22 air strikes against Islamic State (IS) positions... (more...)

German national IS fighter killed in Syria

Damascus, Oct 26 (IANS) — A German national Islamic State (IS) fighter was killed Saturday during clashes with the... (more...)

Three Turkish soldiers killed in raid by Kurdish rebels

Ankara, Oct 25 (IANS) — Three Turkish soldiers were killed in a raid staged by rebels of the outlawed Kurdish Workers’... (more...)

Russia to develop advanced aircraft carrier by 2030

Moscow, Oct 26 (IANS) — Russia has worked out a long-term military development programme that envisages construction... (more...)

Iraqi forces, Kurdish Peshmerga free two towns from IS

Baghdad, Oct 25 (IANS) — Iraqi security forces and Kurdish Peshmerga freed two towns in northern and central Iraq Saturday... (more...)

Number of Rohingya Muslims fleeing Myanmar since violence broke out in 2012 tops 100,000

By Robin McDowell THE ASSOCIATED PRESS YANGON, Myanmar – A growing sense of desperation is fueling a mass exodus of... (more...)

Defence ministry clears Israeli anti-tank missile

New Delhi, Oct 25 (IANS) — The defence ministry Saturday cleared a big ticket defence deal worth Rs.80,000 crore, which... (more...)

British ‘Islamic fighter’ killed in Syria

London, Oct 25 (IANS) — A young man from the British port city of Portsmouth who went to fight in Syria for the Islamic... (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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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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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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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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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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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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