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Planned air search for missing plane again suspended

Perth, April 23 (IANS) — The planned air search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 has been suspended for Wednesday... (more...)

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US, China must strengthen trust to tackle problems

Los Angeles, April 23 (IANS) — American and Chinese economies and societies have never been as closely joined as they... (more...)

Hollande vows ‘all measures’ to fight Syrian Jihadists

Paris, April 23 (IANS) — President Francois Hollande Tuesday voiced determination to fight against the rising menace... (more...)

Brazil, UAE to cooperate in defence

Brasilia, April 23 (IANS/EFE) — Brazil and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) signed here Tuesday an agreement on defence... (more...)

Ukraine on alert after politician killed

Kiev, April 23 (IANS) — Ukraine’s acting president Oleksandr Turchynov has ordered relaunching military operations... (more...)

Abbas sets new conditions for peace talks with Israel

Ramallah, April 23 (IANS) — Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said Tuesday that he will accept to extend the peace... (more...)

President Lukashenko asks Belarusians to defend independence

Minsk, April 23 (IANS) — President Alexander Lukashenko called on Belarusians to learn from the mistakes of neighbouring... (more...)

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On Everest, mountaineers, Sherpas have long known the dangers of Khumbu Icefall

FILE: Unidentified mountaineers walk past the Hillary Step while pushing for the summit of Mount Everest as they climb the... (more...)

Arab lawmakers criticise Israel over enlisting more Christians

Jerusalem, April 23 (IANS) — Arab lawmakers Tuesday criticised Israel’s plans to raise the number of Christian... (more...)

Bangladesh factory victims honoured

Canadian designer Laura Siegel’s Project Eleven27 honours victims of Bangladesh factory collapse (w/gallery)

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BC-AP News Digest 2 pm

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The world at 2 p.m. Times are EDT. At the Nerve Center, Mike Stewart and Barb Whitaker can be reached... (more...)

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Gallery: No one wants these luxury villas in ‘The City of the Dead’

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MATTHEW PENNINGTON THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — A new poll shows that Indians view rape as a big problem in their country and think the…
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CEN AGENCY These are the luxury homes that no-one wants in a place locals call ‘The City of the Dead’. Over 100 villas here have…
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Miss America asks U.S. high school to reconsider suspending student who asked her to prom (w/ gallery)

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS  YORK, Pa. — Miss America is asking a Pennsylvania school district to reconsider the punishment of a high school senior who asked…
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RASIKA POTE VANCOUVERDESI Didn’t get the title of my post? Let’s make it simple for you. I recently watched ‘2 States’ the film directed by…
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SURESH KURL VANCOUVER DESI  It was an irresistible sunny winter morning of 1956. Civics teacher Ras Bihari Johri invited us – the grade eleven students…
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Vivek Oberoi supports Narendra Modi, calls him karma yogi

IANS Mumbai  – Actor Vivek Oberoi has come out in support of Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi and says he is…
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Gallery: Weird Indian political party names and symbols

VANCOUVER DESI In a country with over 800 million eligible voters, which symbol you vote for is very important. The largest political parties have simple…
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Investors hope India elections will bring new government to break deadlock, revive growth

KAY JOHNSON THE ASSOCIATED PRESS MUMBAI, India — India’s stock market has hit several new highs in the last month and the once-struggling rupee has…
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Indian city bans selfies inside polling booths (w/gallery)

VANCOUVER DESI The next selfie you snap could land you in jail – for Indian voters at least. According to Indian news publication the Bangalore…
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India Elections: Rahul Gandhi attacks Narendra Modi’s ‘toffee model’

IANS Agra – Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi kept up his attack on BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi’s “toffee model” of development that only…
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India Elections: Narendra Modi attacks Rahul Gandhi over ‘toffee model’, regrets targeting PM

IANS Hazaribagh/Bhagalpur – BJP’s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi Tuesday took a dig at Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi for his “toffee model” jibe, and…
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India's opposition Bharatiya Janata Party's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi greets his supporters as he arrives to address an election rally in Vaishali, outskirts of New Delhi, India, Thursday, April 3, 2014. AP Photo/Saurabh Das

PM aspirant Modi’s marital status triggers questions from rivals during Indian elections

ASHOK SHARMA THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW DELHI — India’s governing Congress party on Friday asked election authorities to prosecute the Hindu nationalist opposition’s prime ministerial…
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