Europe

EU treaty change can’t be ruled out: Merkel

Berlin, May 29 (IANS) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Friday said future changes in the European Union (EU) treaty... (more...)

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Myanmar decries ‘finger pointing’ during meeting on boat people, including persecuted minority

By Jocelyn Gecker And Malcolm J. Foster THE ASSOCIATED PRESS BANGKOK — A regional conference called to address the... (more...)

Myanmar decries ‘finger pointing’ during meeting on boat people, including persecuted minority

By Jocelyn Gecker And Malcolm J. Foster THE ASSOCIATED PRESS BANGKOK — A regional conference called to address the... (more...)

Great Barrier Reef not in danger: Unesco report

London, May 29 (IANS) — UN heritage body Unesco has recommended that the Great Barrier Reef, the world’s largest... (more...)

India, Saudi Arabia chart plan for broader bilateral ties

New Delhi, May 29 (IANS) — India and Saudi Arabia have agreed to enhance bilateral cooperation, knowledge exchange... (more...)

Ahead of presidential election, Blatter says vote for Russia and Qatar the root of FIFA crisis

By Rob Harris THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ZURICH — The worst corruption crisis in soccer history stems from the governing... (more...)

Nitish, Lalu alliance could pose challenge for BJP: Shatrughan

Patna, May 29 (IANS) — BJP MP Shatrughan Sinha on Friday cautioned his party leadership against an alliance between... (more...)

Dutch PM to lead business delegation to India, offer expertise on smart cities

By Brij Khandelwal New Delhi, May 29 (IANS) — Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte is coming to India on a three-day visit... (more...)

Myanmar decries ‘finger pointing’ during meeting on boat people, including persecuted minority

By Jocelyn Gecker And Malcolm J. Foster THE ASSOCIATED PRESS BANGKOK — A regional conference called to address the... (more...)

Indian in UAE jailed for ‘blasphemous’ Facebook status

Dubai, May 29 (IANS) — A court in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has sentenced an Indian national to one year in jail... (more...)

Ahead of presidential election, Blatter says vote for Russia and Qatar the root of FIFA crisis

By Rob Harris THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ZURICH — The worst corruption crisis in soccer history stems from the governing... (more...)

Voters debunk two party systems in Delhi, Greece, Spain, Scotland (Comment: Special to IANS)

By Saeed Naqvi The new poster boy of European politics could well be a pony tailed Pablo Iglesias, in a dark blue denim shirt,... (more...)

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End Gang Life: Dial-a-doper is truly risky business

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Vancouver non-profit gives a free wedding

KIM TREHAN VANCOUVER DESI A local non-profit, by the name of A Wish to Wed is giving a unique gift to a beautiful BC couple.  The…
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LAURA BREHAUT POSTMEDIA NEWS Kitchen notebooks are often sauce-splattered and dog-eared. The best contain shortcuts, secrets, and tried-and-true recipes. They are valuable records, illustrating changing…
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Marathon Running for the First Time with World Vision

On May 3rd 2015, I took part in a marathon for the very first time in my life. As a teenager, I enjoy exercise whether…
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SPECIAL TO VANCOUVER DESI Avtar Bains always knew his father, Kuldeep, was a pillar of the community, but he was reminded just how giant a…
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Ossie Kaur Thandi’s family was just one of seven Indo-Canadian families living in New West in 1934

SPECIAL TO VANCOUVER DESI Ossie Kaur was 16 years old when she left her childhood home in the Lower Mainland to travel alone to India….
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B.C.’s South Asian pioneer Ranjit Mattu mentored many football stars

SPECIAL TO VANCOUVER DESI Even as a child, Ranjit Mattu knew he had game. From his first play on the field of Mount Pleasant Elementary,…
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Dharm Singh Gill changed the way Sikhs were regarded for wearing turbans at work

SPECIAL TO VANCOUVER DESI Little did Dharm Singh Gill realize that an act of heroism would change the way Sikhs were regarded for wearing their…
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Sky was the limit for B.C.’s South Asian pioneer Karm Mattu

SPECIAL TO VANCOUVER DESI Karm Singh Mattu was born to fly. As a teen in the 1930s, he ran away from his Vancouver home to…
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IANS Washington – Scientists have given an explanation to why in case you end up with just one kidney, the lone organ gets bigger. When…
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IANS London – Limited knowledge of diabetes and the belief that the state of their health is out of their control has led to poor…
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SUSAN LAZARUK VANCOUVER DESI In her health care job, Jackie Hannaford is well aware of the need for blood donations and willingly rolls up her…
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Consult a doctor even before you plan a baby

IANS New Delhi – For any married woman planning a baby years later, the right time to consult a doctor is now. Given the stress…
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