Secret Cuba talks show Obama willing to take foreign policy risks, but on his own terms

By Julie Pace THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama has been criticized as cautious on foreign policy,... (more...)

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North Korea denies being behind cyber attack on Sony

Los Angeles/Pyongyang, Dec 20 (IANS) — US President Barack Obama has said Sony Pictures Entertainment made a mistake... (more...)

Tamils can only live with dignity in Modi’s rule: Amit Shah

Chennai, Dec 20 (IANS) — Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s long rule is needed to save the dignity and self-respect... (more...)

Arrest warrant against Taliban chief, Pakistan assures Lakhvi in jail (Intro Roundup)

Islamabad, Dec 20 (IANS) — An anti-terrorism court (ATC) in Pakistan Saturday issued non-bailable arrest warrants against... (more...)

Trinamool attacks Jaitley, vows to oppose insurance reform

New Delhi, Dec 20 (IANS) — Affirming its opposition to insurance sector reforms, the Trinamool Congress Saturday hit... (more...)

Glimpses of Vajpayee’s life showcased at exhibition

New Delhi, Dec 20 (IANS) — An exhibition inaugurated here Saturday chronicles the life of former prime minister Atal... (more...)

Will end terrorism in Pakistan: Sharif

Islamabad, Dec 20 (IANS) — Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif Saturday emphasised that Pakistan will be rid of the... (more...)

UN, Afghan Taliban in talks to reduce civilian casualties

By Arul Louis United Nations, Dec 20 (IANS) — The top UN official in Afghanistan has said the world body has been in... (more...)

‘External forces’ blamed for dilution of Kerala liquor policy

Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 20 (IANS) — Referring to the now diluted liquor policy in Kerala that initially aimed to implement... (more...)

Pakistan battles terror, assures Lakhvi still in jail (Roundup)

Islamabad, Dec 20 (IANS) — Pakistani Taliban chief Mullah Fazlullah may have been killed as Pakistan Saturday stepped... (more...)

Whole nation is united against terrorism: Pakistan president

Islamabad, Dec 20 (IANS) — Pakistan President Mamnoon Hussain Saturday said that the whole nation is united against... (more...)

Sony made a mistake pulling off ‘The Interview’: Obama

Los Angeles, Dec 20 (IANS) — US President Barack Obama has said that Sony Pictures Entertainment made a mistake in... (more...)

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Avoiding relapse, inviting happiness over the Holiday Season

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Sex workers from India’s largest red light area seek American feminist Eve Ensler’s help

IANS Kolkata – American activist and playwright Eve Ensler Friday met sex workers in Kolkata’s Sonagachi, one of Asia’s largest red light areas, who sought…
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Bikini round removed from Miss World pageant

IANS London – The Miss World contest, which has been an annual feature since 1951, will no longer feature a swimsuit round in their competition,…
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Gallery: Wait for India’s Kingfisher Calendar Girl 2015 is almost over

VANCOUVER DESI The Hunt for the Kingfisher Calendar Girl 2015 is almost over. An Indian lifestyle channel will air the grand finale of the reality…
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Recipe: Crimson Crush – Gingery Ribena Cocktail

VANCOUVER DESI – JESSIE LEHAIL This Crimson Crush has a distinctive, yet spicy flavour that is refreshing with a bit of bubble. Plus it has…
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Avoiding relapse, inviting happiness over the Holiday Season

NIRMALA RANIGA VANCOUVER DESI The holiday season can be an especially challenging time for individuals in recovery from addictive behaviours. Holiday parties and celebrations with…
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8th Annual Victor Ghirra Toy Drive collects over 3500 toys!

HARVEY KOONER VANCOUVER DESI Victor Ghirra’s giving spirit is alive and well with help from the Benevolent Brotherhood Society, Ghirra family, the Co-operators Insurance agencies…
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Recipe: Perfect for Hanukkah – Crispy Fried Green Tomatoes

VANCOUVER DESI – JESSIE LEHAIL Sigh….these Crispy Fried Green Tomatoes are good. They’re very, very good. So don’t attempt them unless you’re willing to deal…
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Ibuprofen an anti-ageing medicine?

IANS Washington – A common drug, Ibuprofen, which tackles pain and fever may also hold the key to a longer, healthier life, a study says….
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Forever young? UBC researchers may have stumbled upon the secret to youthful skin

Mice without a certain enzyme didn’t appear to age RANDY SHORE POSTMEDIA NEWS Scientists at the University of B.C. searching for ways to slow the…
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Alcohol blackouts not funny at all

IANS New York – Some people think that alcohol-related blackouts, bad hangovers and outrageous behaviour at parties are funny. It is actually not. According to…
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How old do you feel? The answer might help predict your death: Study

LINDSEY TANNER THE ASSOCIATED PRESS CHICAGO – How old do you feel? Think carefully — the answer might help predict how much longer you’ll live….
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Is Vancouver ruining yoga? India thinks so (w/ video)

LARISSA CAHUTE VANCOUVER DESI Vancouverites have a passion for yoga. Studios have become as commonplace as coffee shops and sushi joints in the city, but…
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Drinking from chemical-laden cans may raise BP

IANS Seoul – Think again before you pick up that can from the department store for your favourite food or drink for it may lead…
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At least 24 poor, elderly patients go blind after free cataract surgery in north India

CHONCHUI NGASHANGVA THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW DELHI — Authorities ordered an investigation Friday after at least 24 poor and elderly people went blind following cataract…
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20 Pakistani children infected with HIV after blood transfusions

VANCOUVER DESI Nearly 20 children in Pakistan have tested positive for HIV after receiving blood transfusions, an international news agency has reported. According to Reuters,…
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Don’t ignore cancer symptoms

IANS London – Perhaps driven by fear, people often prefer to dismissing potential warning signs of cancer, thereby putting their lives at risk, says a…
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An Indian family’s strange wedding gift request: Pledge to donate blood and organs

VANCOUVER DESI Instead of the traditional gold and valuables, a Gujarati wedding on Sunday issued a strange gift request – for guests to donate blood…
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