North America

Cuba announces restoration of relations with US

Havana, Dec 18 (IANS/EFE) — Cuba and the US have agreed to the “re-establishment of diplomatic relations,”... (more...)

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Editorial Exchange: School massacre highlights Pakistan s existential struggle with extremism

By Toronto Star THE CANADIAN PRESS An editorial from the Toronto Star, published Dec. 16: Pakistanis have faced more than... (more...)

EDC and Bombardier watching closely as Indian carrier SpiceJet grounds flights

By Ross Marowits THE CANADIAN PRESS MONTREAL — Export Development Canada and Bombardier both say they won’t take... (more...)

Former newsman Richard C. Hottelet, last of original Murrow s Boys, dies at 97

By Stephen Singer THE ASSOCIATED PRESS HARTFORD, Conn. — Richard C. Hottelet, the last of the original “Murrow’s... (more...)

Hamas off EU terror list, Israel furious

Brussels/Gaza/Jerusalem Dec 17 (IANS) — The European Union (EU) General Court Wednesday cancelled measures that kept... (more...)

Former newsman Richard C. Hottelet, last of original Murrow s Boys, dies at 97

By Stephen Singer THE ASSOCIATED PRESS HARTFORD, Conn. — Richard C. Hottelet, the last of the original “Murrow’s... (more...)

Resignation statement from FIFA ethics prosecutor Michael Garcia

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK — Statement from Michael Garcia, Chairman of the Investigatory Chamber of the FIFA Ethics... (more...)

SC refuses to free Sahara’s Subrata Roy from custody

New Delhi, Dec 17 (IANS) — The Supreme Court Wednesday declined Sahara Group chief Subrata Roy’s plea for release... (more...)

International meet to discuss emerging engineering concepts

Kolkata, Dec 17 (IANS) — International experts will discuss engineering sciences concepts such as smart homes, microwave,... (more...)

District attorney rejects report of sexual abuse against Bill Cosby

Los Angeles, Dec 17 (IANS/EFE) — The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s office has decided not to charge... (more...)

Robin Williams, Brazil World Cup, Ebola top 2014 Google searches

San Francisco, Dec 17 (IANS/EFE) — The late Hollywood star Robin Williams, Brazil’s World Cup soccer championship,... (more...)

A year of ‘Modification’ in India-US ties (IANS Special: 2014 In Retrospect)

By Arun Kumar Washington, Dec 17 (IANS) — India-US relations are poised for a takeoff after an eventful year and a... (more...)

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Letter: Taliban attack on school leaves 148 dead

SPECIAL TO VANCOUVER DESI At the loss of young dreams, an appeal to the parents of this world: While we always talk about how the…
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B.C. Premier Christy Clark hopes her son will learn life lessons on India school-building trip

THE CANADIAN PRESS KELOWNA, B.C. — British Columbia Premier Christy Clark says she’ll be heading to India with her son on Boxing Day to help…
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Indian followers of deceased guru Ashutosh Maharaj Divya Jyoti Jagriti Sansthaan sit front posters bearing his image at a stall during a congregation at his ashram ahead of a High Court hearing to discuss his possible cremation in Nurmahal some 30kms from Jalandhar on December 14, 2014. Ashustosh Maharaj was declared clinically dead on January 2014 but his body has been kept in a deep-freeze at his ashram with followers confident he will return to life to lead them. STRSTR/AFP/Getty Images

Indian court rules frozen dead guru can remain in deep freezer – for now

VANCOUVER DESI An Indian court has delayed the cremation order of a dead guru whose been kept in a deep freezer by his followers since…
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Ottawa quietly apologized to India after Canadian forces appeared at Surrey event that ‘glorified terrorists’

PETER O’NEIL POSTMEDIA NEWS Canada apologized to India in 2011 after a ministerial inquiry confirmed that military personnel had participated at a Remembrance Day event that “glorified terrorists”…
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Successfully handling stress during the ‘Holiday Season’

NIRMALA RANIGA VANCOUVER DESI For many people, the holidays can be stressful. The expectation that the season is one of joy, when we may not…
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Recipe: Ooey Gooey Cheesy Butter Chicken Sauce Bread

JESSIE LEHAIL VANCOUVER DESI I love a food mash up. The idea of throwing two good things together to make a new wonderful thing, always…
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Fitness Facts: Holiday Calories & Burning Them Off

Want to make healty alternatives for the holidays? Put a number on it. Think of how many calories you have to burn before eating your…
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Ujjal Dosanjh, former B.C. premier and Liberal MP at his home in Vancouver. Arlen Redekop / PNG

Ujjal Dosanjh: So long Jean Beliveau

UJJAL DOSANJH SPECIAL TO VANCOUVER DESI Jean Beliveau the gentle giant of Canada, the Canadian hockey legend is no more. I and my brother came…
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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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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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Looking forward to that nappuccino? Myths about noon nap busted

IANS London – It is often believed that an afternoon nap can do a body good. But there are people who are not convinced with…
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Surrey Memorial tops surgical wait times exceeding one year, could be fined for backlog of bookings

ADRIAN MACNAIR SURREY NOW  METRO VANCOUVER — Fraser Health could face $2.5 million in fines over a backlog of surgical wait times in hospitals across the…
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