Asia

US to blame if n-talks fail: Iran

Tehran, Oct 25 (IANS) — If the ongoing talks between Iran and the six world powers fail to culminate into a final deal,... (more...)

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In sign of growing desperation, expert says 8,000 Rohingya flee Myanmar in less than 2 weeks

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

16 killed in China coal mine accident

Beijing, Oct 25 (IANS) — At least 16 people were killed and 11 others injured after a coal mine collapsed in China’s... (more...)

Malaysian diplomat in New Zealand to face assault charges

Wellington, Oct 25 (IANS) — A Malaysian diplomat, accused of sexual assaulting a young woman in Wellington, was flown... (more...)

In sign of growing desperation, expert says 8,000 Rohingya flee Myanmar in less than 2 weeks

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

Five killed in China oil tanker explosion

Beijing, Oct 25 (IANS) — Five people were killed after an oil tanker exploded in China’s Hubei province, authorities... (more...)

Egypt declares state of emergency in Sinai

Cairo, Oct 25 (IANS) — Egypt has declared a three-month state of emergency in Sinai after a suicide car bombing killed... (more...)

In sign of growing desperation, expert says 8,000 Rohingya flee Myanmar in less than 2 weeks

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS YANGON, Myanmar – An expert on Rohingya Muslims says a growing sense of desperation is fueling... (more...)

China wants full implementation of new UN resolution on Somalia

United Nations, Oct 25 (IANS) — A Chinese envoy to the UN Friday urged a new Security Council resolution on Somalia... (more...)

US envoy for six-party talks to visit Asia

Washington, Oct 25 (IANS) — The US special envoy for six- party talks will travel to South Korea, China and Japan next... (more...)

US probing reported chlorine gas attack in Iraq

Washington, Oct 25 (IANS) — The US is looking into reported chlorine gas attack carried out by Islamic State (IS) militants... (more...)

21 countries initiate new China-backed Asian bank opposed by US as rival to existing lenders

By Christopher Bodeen THE ASSOCIATED PRESS BEIJING – Twenty-one Asian nations have signed on to a China-driven initiative... (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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We Must Criminalise Glorification/Encouragement of Terrorism By Ujjal Dosanjh

Canada is no stranger to terrorism. Nonetheless what has happened in the heart of our capital on the heels of what happened in Sait- Jean-sur-Richilieu…
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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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Health Check

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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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World Health Organization

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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Bollywood

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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