North America

Nine dead after shootings in US

Washington, Feb 27 (IANS) — At least nine people were killed in multiple locations in the US state of Missouri following... (more...)

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Sri Lanka urged to press ahead with rights reforms

New York, Feb 27 (IANS) — Sri Lanka’s new government should advance a reform agenda to address past and ongoing... (more...)

Founder of Bikram hot yoga facing 6 harassment and sex assault lawsuits in Los Angeles

By Brian Melley THE ASSOCIATED PRESS LOS ANGELES — A yoga guru who founded a rigorous routine of exercises practiced... (more...)

US intelligence chief warns of ‘home-grown extremists’

Washington, Feb 27 (IANS) — A top US intelligence official warned Thursday that home-grown “violent extremists”... (more...)

Suspect in US terror trial says Internet chats and emails about women, not al-Qaida bomb plot

By Jake Pearson THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK — A Pakistani man on trial in the U.S. for planning to bomb a British... (more...)

Alberta-Pakistan-Muslim

Another child from Alberta family dies after being exposed to pesticide

A pesticide used in a unit in this apartment building killed an infant and left several other children in critical condition.... (more...)

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U.S. mom with 2 kids celebrates one-month birthdays of rare identical triplet boys (with photos)

Identical Triplets ◄ Back Next ► ◄ Back Next ► Picture... (more...)

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Hamilton police arrest suspect in death of Indian student in Canada

File: Toronto police has arrested a suspect in connection with the death of an Indian student in Canada. IANS Toronto –... (more...)

PAKISTAN

Pakistani asylum-seekers scrape by in Bangkok, adding to world’s ranks of urban refugees

In this Jan. 18, 2015, photo, Pakistani refugees and asylum-seekers who fled persecution in their homeland worship at an... (more...)

Pakistani asylum-seekers scrape by in Bangkok, adding to world s ranks of urban refugees

By Malcolm Foster THE ASSOCIATED PRESS BANGKOK — They were a middle-class family in Pakistan, living in a comfortable... (more...)

When seven crocodile species lived together

New York, Feb 26 (IANS) — How many species of crocodiles can co-exist in close proximity? Well, some 13 million years... (more...)

Agricultural insecticides dangerous for water bodies

London, Feb 26 (IANS) — Streams within approximately 40 percent of the global land surface are at risk from the application... (more...)

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Hands Against Racism: Send us a selfie and make a statement against racism (with video)

VANCOUVER DESI Vancouver Desi’s digital anti-racism campaign, Raise Your Hands Against Racism, officially kicked off Thursday, with people across the Lower Mainland sending in selfies…
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Man charged in Vancouver gangster Sandip Duhre’s death on trial for another murder in Toronto

JENNIFER SALTMAN VANCOUVER DESI A former Vancouver man with gang ties appeared in court in Toronto on Wednesday morning to face a charge of first-degree…
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Ontario family files $12.5-million lawsuit against hospital over son’s suicide

Suit alleges 20-year-old was supposed to be checked every 15 minutes but was left unattended for more than 21/2 hours   VANCOUVER DESI A Brampton,…
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Vancouver woman sues hot yoga guru Bikram Choudhury for sexual assault

SUSAN LAZARUK VANCOUVER DESI A Vancouver woman is claiming the leader of one of B.C.’s largest yoga chains repeatedly sexually assaulted and coerced her over…
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Classical music BC

Meet Burnaby-born Indian classical vocalist Akhil Jobanputra

NINA BUDDHDEV SPECIAL TO VANCOUVER DESI Born in 1997 in Burnaby, BC Canada, Akhil Jobanputra is an upcoming Canadian Indian classical vocalist of the Mewati…
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Gujarat riots

From Mr. Modi: At last a glimmer of hope

UJJAL DOSANJH SPECIAL TO VANCOUVER DESI Some weeks ago I wrote what some felt were scathing bolgs; Modi: A Madari or A Nation Builder? on…
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End Gang Life: How parents can play a role in gang prevention

GEETA REDDY COMBINED SPECIAL FORCES ENFORCEMENT UNIT B.C. SPECIAL TO VANCOUVER DESI It is safe to assume parents only want the best for their children….
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File photo: The Canadian Flag flies over the Peace Tower on Parliament Hill on the 50th anniversary of the Canadian Flag in Ottawa on Sunday, Feb. 15, 2015. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

God keep our land glorious and free: Bill C-51 a timely script to end terrorism on Canadian soil

SURESH KURL VANCOUVER DESI I understand life. It is an ongoing struggle for a safe and peaceful survival. I have lived through the 1947 partition…
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Health Check

Alberta-Pakistan-Muslim

Another child from Alberta family dies after being exposed to pesticide

JOHN COTTER THE CANADIAN PRESS EDMONTON — Another child has died after being exposed to an insecticide his parents were using to kill bedbugs in…
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triplets

U.S. mom with 2 kids celebrates one-month birthdays of rare identical triplet boys (with photos)

COREY WILLIAMS THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ST. CLAIR SHORES, Mich. – A suburban Detroit couple who have two older children are adjusting to life after becoming…
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desi-suicide

Ontario family files $12.5-million lawsuit against hospital over son’s suicide

Suit alleges 20-year-old was supposed to be checked every 15 minutes but was left unattended for more than 21/2 hours   VANCOUVER DESI A Brampton,…
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Two Fort McMurray children still in critical condition after pesticide poisoning

EDMONTON JOURNAL A Fort McMurray apartment unit contaminated by a dangerous pesticide that killed an infant and sickened four other children tested clear Tuesday, but…
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health

Indian city bans big public gatherings over swine flu fears, as deaths surpass 900 nationwide

R. K. MISRA THE ASSOCIATED PRESS AHMEDABAD, India — A west Indian city has banned large public gatherings in an attempt to halt the spread…
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This Nanimo man refused to accept that severed spinal cord would make walking impossible

JULIE CHADWICK NANAIMO DAILY NEWS The flocks of seagulls overhead make for a familiar sight as one rounds the curves of Cedar Road toward the…
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Merck gives free license allowing cheap versions of its HIV drug for children in poor nations

LINDA A. JOHNSON THE ASSOCIATED PRESS TRENTON, N.J. — Drugmaker Merck & Co. has granted a free license allowing one of its HIV medicines to…
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baby death-bug fumigator

Alberta baby’s death linked to high levels of insecticide family brought from Pakistan

THE CANADIAN PRESS FORT MCMURRAY, Alta. — Investigators say the death of a baby and the hospitalization of four other children are linked to high…
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SLEEP DISORDER

New way to combat sleeping sickness

New York – Researchers have identified a protein that is vital to the good health of the parasite that causes sleeping sickness that could even…
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Young mothers make money by selling their breast milk to bodybuilders on Craigslist

NICK EAGLAND VANCOUVER DESI The creamy white stuff that bodybuilder is chugging next to you at the gym might not be a protein shake. Human…
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