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5 finalists in world s funniest person competition to square off in Las Vegas

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS LOS ANGELES – An international search to find the world’s funniest person is moving to Las... (more...)

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Factbox: Canada s past includes shooting at Quebec s National Assembly in 1984

THE CANADIAN PRESS A gunman killed a soldier at the National War Memorial on Wednesday before being shot in Parliament Hill’s... (more...)

Rights group says Asian, African female migrants abused in UAE homes, excluded from labour law

By Teresa Cerojano THE ASSOCIATED PRESS MANILA, Philippines – Many Asian and African women working as domestic workers... (more...)

US air defence forces on alert after attack on Canadian parliament

By Arun Kumar Washington, Oct 23 (IANS) — Air defence forces were put on high alert and cities across the US increased... (more...)

5 finalists in world s funniest person competition to square off in Las Vegas

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS LOS ANGELES – An international search to find the world’s funniest person is moving to Las... (more...)

UN envoy calls for peace process in South Sudan

United Nations, Oct 23 (IANS) — A UN envoy Wednesday called on the international community to help push for peace talks... (more...)

Asian, African women migrants abused in UAE homes, excluded from labour law, rights group says

By Teresa Cerojano THE ASSOCIATED PRESS MANILA, Philippines – Many Asian and African women working as domestic workers... (more...)

Obama wishes all Happy Diwali and Saal Mubarak

By Arun Kumar Washington, Oct 23 (IANS) — President Barack Obama has in video message wished a Happy Diwali and “Saal... (more...)

IOC grants provisional recognition to Kosovo; final approval to come in December

By Stephen Wilson THE ASSOCIATED PRESS LONDON – The IOC accepted Kosovo into the Olympic fold on Wednesday, clearing... (more...)

NY judge postpones trial of 2 men charged in 1998 deadly bombings of US embassies in Africa

By Larry Neumeister THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK – The trial of two men charged in the 1998 deadly bombings of two... (more...)

Three foreigners frozen to death in Turkey

Ankara, Oct 22 (IANS) — Three foreign nationals were frozen to death in Turkey, media reported Wednesday. Turkish paramilitary... (more...)

Ukraine lacks sufficient gas for winter: PM

Kiev, Oct 22 (IANS) — Ukraine’s Prime Minister Arseny Yatsenyuk Wednesday said his country lacks sufficient natural... (more...)

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Diwali celebrations in Vancouver and Surrey

DiwaliFest celebrates its 11th anniversary from Oct. 17 to 26 at various sites in Surrey and Vancouver. Diwali Celebration Friday, Oct. 24 at Firehall Centre…
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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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Light up Diwali with this delicious dinner: Butter Chicken, Basmati Rice with Peas, Chickpea Masala and Gulab Jamun

Indian festival is a fine reason for a feast BAL ARNESON POSTMEDIA NEWS Diwali is India’s biggest festival. People light candles and divas (small Indian…
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Heartbreaking photos of two elephants electrocuted in India

IANS Siliguri – Two elephants, including a female, were electrocuted in West Bengal’s Darjeeling district Saturday, an official said. The tuskers were found in a…
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Blogs

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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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A look at the long and treacherous history behind today’s Diwali celebrations

SURESH KURL VANCOUVER DESI  History is full of treacheries and conspiracies. There is one in the family of Dashratha, the mighty king of Ayodhya. He…
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How to help World Vision this holiday season

HARNOOR GILL VANCOUVER DESI World Vision is an organization that I happen to be a Youth Ambassador of and it is my joy to be…
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Pink Chai Living: Preserving the food culture of India with traditional cooking

RAJ THANDHI VANCOUVER DESI This week I’m bringing back ‘ghar ka khana’ (homemade food). Let’s make cooking traditional foods cool again. For the last few…
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Health Check

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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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Hair Loss

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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Cadaver shortage makes simulation best alternative for medical students

RUPESH DUTTA IANS  New Delhi – With India facing a grave shortage of cadavers in medical institutions to train its doctors, surgical simulation – replacing…
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Assisted dying

British Columbians support doctor-assisted death: polls

TIFFANY CRAWFORD POSTMEDIA NEWS A new poll says 87 per cent of British Columbians support assisted dying, while across Canada 84 per cent of respondents…
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