Malaysia to seek justice for MH17 via UNGA

Kuala Lumpur, Sep 20 (IANS) — Malaysian Defence Minister Hishammuddin Hussein Saturday said that Malaysia will use... (more...)

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Kurdish militias kill 18 IS rebels in Syria

Damacus, Sep 20 (IANS) — At least 18 Islamic State (IS) militants were killed in clashes with Kurdish militias in northern... (more...)

No plans for Rouhani-Obama meeting: Iranian minister

Tehran, Sep 20 (IANS) — Iranian Deputy Minister for Legal and International Affairs Abbas Araqchi said Saturday that... (more...)

Free British hostage, clerics appeal to IS

London, Sep 20 (IANS) — Two clerics from Britain have made a direct appeal to the Islamic State (IS) to free British... (more...)

Asian political parties conference begins in Sri Lanka

Colombo, Sep 20 (IANS) — Representatives from 32 Asian countries have gathered here for the 8th General Assembly of... (more...)

Egyptian pleads guilty in US embassy bombings

New York, Sep 20 (IANS) — An Egyptian has pleaded guilty in a court here to charges of helping plan the 1998 bombings... (more...)

Vatican security doubled over possible terror attack

Vatican City, Sep 20 (IANS) — Security around St Peter’s Square in Vatican City has been doubled due to concerns... (more...)

Iran can help tackle IS: Kerry

New York, Sep 20 (IANS) — US Secretary of State John Kerry has said Iran can play a role in confronting and destroying... (more...)

225 MH17 victims identified

The Hague, Sep 20 (IANS) — The number of victims identified in the crashed Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 has now climbed... (more...)

Ukrainian government, rebels agree on weapon-free zone

Minsk, Sep 20 (IANS) — Representatives from the Ukrainian government and pro-Russian rebel groups from eastern Ukraine... (more...)

49 Turkish hostages held by IS released

London, Sep 20 (IANS) — As many as 49 Turkish hostages seized by Islamic State (IS) in Iraq Saturday returned to Turkey. Turkish... (more...)

Spies stand down: US stops spying on friendly governments in W. Europe in wake of revelations

By Ken Dilanian THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — Stung by the backlash over a German caught selling secrets to the... (more...)

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THE CANADIAN PRESS SASKATOON — Supporters of a 65-year-old woman who was deported to her native Pakistan earlier this week have held a rally at…
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Customer finds fried rat mixed in pakoras at Indian railway snack kiosk

VANCOUVER DESI A snack kiosk at a railway station in Western India has been closed down after a customer found a fried rat mixed in…
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‘This isn’t lingerie football’: Vancouver Whitecaps video taken down (w/video)

DAN FUMANO VANCOUVER DESI After some fans and Internet commenters cried foul on a new online video promoting the Vancouver Whitecaps soccer team, club management…
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Wedding invitations – the Do’s

KIM TREHAN VANCOUVER DESI You are cordially invited…. We request the honor of your presence… Please join us… It is so difficult to decide on…
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India pilots a project that enables one to discretely report a rape at an…ATM machine?

SUNNY MANGAT VANCOUVER DESI India pilots a project that enables one to discretely report a rape at an…ATM machine? The latest idea someone has come…
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‘Angelina Effect’ makes more women test for breast cancer

IANS London – The ‘Angelina Effect’ has more than doubled the genetic counselling and testing for breast cancer risk among British women. The ‘Angelina Effect’…
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New vaccines can change India’s health battles: Melinda Gates

IANS New Delhi – Introduction of four new vaccines in India’s national immunization programme by the new government can bring immense change in the country’s…
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World’s first lab grown stem cells implanted

IANS Tokyo – Japanese researchers have successfully implanted lab-grown retinal tissue from induced pluripotent stem cells (iPS) into a woman in her 70s – the…
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Cancer that claimed Terry Fox now highly curable, other sarcomas still challenging

SHERYL UBELACKER THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO – At the time Terry Fox was treated for the bone cancer that claimed his leg and eventually led…
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Lab-generated stem cells set for human trial in Japan

IANS Tokyo – In a major boost to stem cell research, a Japanese patient with a debilitating eye disease is set to become the first…
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Gene key to slowing ageing process identified

IANS New York – In a major breakthrough, researchers have identified a gene that can slow the ageing process throughout the entire body when activated…
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E-cigarettes may open addiction to marijuana, cocaine

IANS New York – Assumed by many as a safe alternative to cigarette smoking, electronic cigarettes or e-cigarettes as they are popularly called may, in…
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Man who ate metal scraps lands in hospital after swallowing a powerful magnet

CEN AGENCY A hungry Indian man who ate metal bottle tops, nuts and bolts, and pieces of scrap metal after getting lost, severely injured himself…
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Man declared dead by hospital wakes up two days later

CEN AGENCY An Indian hospital who declared a man dead discovered he was actually still alive when police turned up an incredible two days later…
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International student in Ottawa launches campaign to raise money for new prosthetic leg

MEGHAN HURLEY OTTAWA CITIZEN A Carleton University PhD student from Malaysia has launched a fundraising campaign to replace his worn-out prosthetic leg. Selvan Mohan, 24, was born without a…
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South Surrey clinic places public ‘at risk,’ says document filed in Supreme Court

LARISSA CAHUTE VANCOUVER DESI A South Surrey clinic has “placed members of the public at risk” by falsely claiming to be naturopathic doctors and administering…
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India’s Rice Bucket Challenge gives a ‘meaningful twist’ to ALS ice bucket challenge

VANCOUVER DESI India has created its own “desi” version of the ALS ice bucket challenge that has swept the globe. While the original icy cold…
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