North America

Killer fungus that grows on trees

New York, Aug 23 (IANS) — A teenaged girl has helped scientists discover that a deadly fungus that generally attacks... (more...)

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Website launched for Modi’s US reception

Washington, Aug 23 (IANS) — The Indian American Community Foundation (IACF) has launched a website to give a community... (more...)

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Accepting nominations: Surrey’s Darpan Magazine to hold Extraordinary Achievement Awards next month

The red carpet at the 2012 Extraordinary Achievement Awards. Submitted photo/DARPAN Magazine TOM ZILLICH SURREY NOW The... (more...)

UN to hold emergency meeting on Ukraine crisis

United Nations, Aug 23 (IANS) — The UN Security Council is to hold emergency consultations amid media reports of a... (more...)

Actor Tom Hanks says players at upcoming Women’s World Cup deserve grass

THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO — Actor Tom Hanks has added his voice to those protesting the artificial turf surfaces that... (more...)

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Travel request from Alberta priest accused of sexual assault rejected

Abraham Azhakathu, a Catholic priest in Alberta facing sexual assault charges, has been denied a travel request to travel... (more...)

Today in History – Sept. 5

Advance THE CANADIAN PRESS Today in History for Sept. 5: On this date: In 1534, Jacques Cartier arrived in France after his... (more...)

Today in History – Sept. 1

Advance THE CANADIAN PRESS Today in History for Sept. 1: On this date: In 1159, the only English pope in history, Adrian... (more...)

Canadian gaming start-up to launch India operations

Mumbai, Aug 22 (IANS) — Play It Interactive, a Canada-based mobile gaming start-up, will invest $1.1 million (Rs.6.6... (more...)

Decoded: How hummingbirds detect sweetness

New York, Aug 22 (IANS) — Hummingbirds are highly specialised nectar feeders and you cannot even fool them by sugar... (more...)

Journalist beheading: US defends refusal to pay ransom to kidnappers

By Arun Kumar Washington, Aug 22 (IANS) — Amid the shock and horror of American photojournalist James Foley’s... (more...)

Monkey doesn’t own his selfie: US regulator

New York, Aug 22 (IANS) — The US Copyright Office has confirmed that a monkey – or any other animal – that... (more...)

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Vancouver teen’s music video gets over 300k views in less than a week

VANCOUVER DESI Vancouver teen and aspiring musician Sid Bhullar has released his third music video online  – and within one week he’s already surpassed 300,000…
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Unruly passenger tied to his seat

Drunk Air India passenger tied to his seat on flight after attacking people onboard, tearing clothes of two pursers

VANCOUVER DESI An Air India passenger, who went wild after a few drinks and allegedly tore the clothes of two pursers and bit some fellow…
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‘It’s pride getting in the way’: Feuding Indo-Canadian youth factions worry Abbotsford cops (w/ video)

JENNIFER SALTMAN  VANCOUVER DESI  No one really knows how the conflict started. According to a number of people who are involved, in February one person…
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Eight-year-old Indian boy’s swollen hands are larger than his head

VANCOUVER DESI Kaleem, an eight-year-old Indian boy suffering from a mystery condition has puzzled doctors after his hands swelled to giant proportions and are larger…
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ROAD SAFETY: Keep an eye on your friends and families’ safety on the roads

HARVEY KOONER VANCOUVER DESI As you’ve been driving around the city, you’ve likely noticed there are more pedestrians, cyclists and motorcyclists out enjoying the good…
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Hollywood

Seeking balance and well-being: A mind-body approach to depression

NIRMALA RANIGA VANCOUVER DESI While the world mourns the passing of Academy Award-winning actor and comedian Robin Williams, the global conversation turns to the topics…
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The Art of being a Guest – at a Sikh Ceremony

KIM TREHAN VANCOUVER DESI With wedding season in full swing, surely you must be attending at least one Sikh ceremony.  These family and fun oriented…
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Capital Punishment, is that the answer?

SUNNY MANGAT VANCOUVER DESI Today August 14, 2014 marks the ten year anniversary of the hanging of convicted rapist and murderer Dhananjoy Chatterjee. On May…
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Health Check

This April 7, 2014 file photo shows a Yemeni health worker giving a boy a polio vaccine during a house to house polio immunization campaign in Sanaa, Yemen. Polio has been wiped out of many countries thanks to massive use of oral vaccine. AP Photo/Hani Mohammed, File

Best polio vaccine? Oral and injectable, used in tandem, new study says

HELEN BRANSWELL THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO — For decades scientists have debated whether injectable or oral polio vaccine is the best option for trying to…
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I don’t think that obesity is a laughing matter: Doctor takes the comic route to teach Canadians about obesity

EDMONTON – Dr. Arya Sharma, one of the leading experts on obesity in Canada, doesn’t make fat jokes. But he still pokes fun at the…
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Stone-health-Kaleem

Eight-year-old Indian boy’s swollen hands are larger than his head

VANCOUVER DESI Kaleem, an eight-year-old Indian boy suffering from a mystery condition has puzzled doctors after his hands swelled to giant proportions and are larger…
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Doctors remove unborn child’s skeleton from woman’s womb after 36 years

VANCOUVER DESI In an unusual surgery, doctors in India removed the skeleton of an unborn baby from its mother’s womb after 36 years, the Press…
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Nigerian woman suspected of Ebola dies in transit on her way to India

ADAM SCHRECK THE ASSOCIATED PRESS DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — A Nigerian woman who arrived on a flight to the United Arab Emirates capital of…
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8,000-year-old gene key to Tibetans’ high altitude adaptation, study finds

IANS Washington – In a major breakthrough, US researchers have found a genetic cause – a single DNA base pair change that dates back 8,000…
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Doctor-violence-Mexico

Female doctor who alleged torture by a patient’s relatives for delivering stillborn baby boy made it up to get boyfriend back

CEN AGENCY Mexican police say the alleged torturers who mutilated a gynaecologist and left her for dead never existed and that the female victim made…
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Canada to donate experimental Ebola vaccine to WHO

IANS/EFE Toronto – Canada has said it will donate to the World Health Organisation (WHO) up to 1,000 doses of an experimental vaccine against the…
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Female doctor brutally tortured and left to die after delivering stillborn baby boy

CEN AGENCY Torturers who mutilated a gynaecologist and left her for dead are believed to be relatives of a woman whose baby was delivered stillborn…
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Health Canada issues warnings over use of five foreign sexual enhancement products

VANCOUVER DESI Health Canada has issued an alert over use of five foreign sexual enhancement products that may cause life-threatening side effects. These natural health…
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Infectious disease specialist Florian Steiner wears protective clothing as he works in a laboratory for blood tests during a demonstration of the proceedings at the quarantine office of Berlin's Charite hospital on August 11, 2014. TIM BRAKEMEIER/AFP/Getty Images

Mumbai man who recently travelled to Nigeria admitted to hospital with Ebola symptoms

VANCOUVER DESI A man in Mumbai who travelled to West Africa last month has voluntarily admitted himself to a local hospital after experiencing Ebola symptoms,…
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File photo: A woman is seen by a midwife in a routine checkup, in Santiago, on July 13, 2012. CLAUDIO SANTANA/AFP/GettyImage

Watermelon-sized tumour found in Mumbai woman during emergency caesarean section

IANS Mumbai  – A team of doctors at Mumbai’s Sion Hospital performed a rare and unexpected surgery as they were forced to remove a 2.5…
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