Asia

Four killed in a blast in Syria

Damascus, April 19 (IANS) — At least four people were killed and nine others were injured Saturday when a car bomb... (more...)

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US drone kills 21 in Yemen

Sanaa, April 19 (IANS) — A US drone raid Saturday killed 16 Al Qaeda militants and five civilians in Yemen, an army... (more...)

Full state honours for Malaysian Indian leader’s funeral

Kuala Lumpur, April 19 (IANS) — The funeral of Malaysian Indian politician Karpal Singh, who was killed in a a road... (more...)

Obama signs bill barring Iran’s UN envoy-designate

London, April 19 (IANS) — US President Barack Obama has signed a bill barring Iran’s UN envoy-designate from... (more...)

More underwater vehicles to join missing jet hunt

Kuala Lumpur, April 19 (IANS) — Malaysia will deploy more underwater vehicles in the search for the missing Malaysia... (more...)

US warns of more sanctions on Russia

Washington, April 19 (IANS) — The White House Friday threatened additional sanctions on Russia in case of its failure... (more...)

Britain cautiously welcome Ukraine agreement

London, April 19 (IANS) — British Foreign Secretary William Hague Friday offered his “cautious welcome”... (more...)

Obama to underscore continued focus on Asia

Washington, April 19 (IANS) — US President Barack Obama’s trip to Asia next week is an “important opportunity”... (more...)

First bodies found within cabins of South Korean sunken ferry

Seoul, April 19 (IANS) — Three days after the 6,825-tonne passenger ferry capsized and sank off the Jindo Island near... (more...)

Russia favours closer economic ties with China

Moscow, April 19 (IANS) — The country eyes closer economic ties with China, with bilateral trade’s turnover expected... (more...)

Iran to uphold nuclear achievements: Cleric

Tehran, April 19 (IANS) — Iran will by no means retreat from its nuclear achievements as they are about indigenous... (more...)

Deeply concerned about situation in Homs: US

Washington, April 19 (IANS) — The US is “deeply concerned” by the situation in Homs, the US State Department... (more...)

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Four elephants die from shoddy electrical wires in Indian forest

VANCOUVER DESI A wild elephant has died after it was electrocuted when it stumbled into low hanging electrical wires in a northeastern Indian forest, according…
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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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Six-year-old worshipped for patch of hair on his back that has grown into a tail

VANCOUVER DESI A six-year-old Indian boy is being worshipped by villagers for a small patch of hair on his back that has grown into a…
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Opinion: Britain’s youngest mom — 12-year-old — isn’t a case for the midwife, it’s a case for the police

ALLISON PEARSON THE DAILY TELEGRAPH  A girl aged 12 years and three months became Britain’s youngest mother over the weekend. She was still at primary…
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Blogs

Coupon Queen: How To Save Money On Your BC Hydro Bill

RUBY BEDI BAINS VANCOUVER DESI The recent 9% BC Hydro rate increase was no April Fools’ prank.  Did it motivate you to find ways to save?…
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Democracy: A blessing with a touch of curse

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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Wicked Cricket: Vancouver Windies’ victorious third time in a row

VIDU SAHABANDU VANCOUVER DESI Vancouver Windies bagged another victory on Sunday and are looking forward to a fourth to make it to the semifinals. Captain…
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TASTE INDIA: Chicken with Cashews and Mango Sauce

Indian dishes made simple with Bal Arneson’s latest cookbook featuring tasty seasoning combinations JULIAN ARMSTRONG POSTMEDIA NEWS Indian cooking has become ever more popular, thanks…
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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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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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Women comprise half of Indian voters, but remain marginalized despite formidable women leaders

NIRMALA GEORGE THE ASSOCIATED PRESS SARAI, India — Trudging home after a long day harvesting wheat, Veena Devi has little time for the political workers…
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