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Investigation into Bergdahl disappearance wraps up; top leaders get briefings on report

By Lolita C. Baldor THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — The Army has finished its investigation into how and why Army... (more...)

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Pakistan executes 2 militants after reinstating death penalty in wake of school massacre

By Rebecca Santana And Munir Ahmed THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ISLAMABAD — Pakistan hanged two convicted militants Friday... (more...)

FIR registered against Lal Masjid chief cleric

Islamabad, Dec 20 (IANS) — A case was registered against Lal Masjid’s chief cleric Maulana Abdul Aziz Friday... (more...)

Two terrorists hanged in Pakistan

Islamabad, Dec 19 (IANS) — Two convicted Pakistani terrorists were executed Friday, in the first capital punishment... (more...)

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Pakistan executes 2 militants, reinstates capital punishment in wake of Taliban school massacre

Pakistan hanged two convicted militants after the government reinstated death penalty following Taliban school attack. FILIPPO... (more...)

Officials: Pakistan executes 2 militants after reinstating death penalty after school massacre

By Rebecca Santana And Munir Ahmed THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ISLAMABAD — Pakistani officials say authorities have hanged... (more...)

Pakistan to set up military courts for terror trials

Islamabad, Dec 19 (IANS) — Pakistan Defence Minister Khwaja Asif Friday said that military courts were being established... (more...)

Home ministry asks schools to follow SOP in terror attack

New Delhi, Dec 19 (IANS) — In the wake of the terrorist attack at an army-run school in Pakistan, the union home ministry... (more...)

India outraged over bail to Mumbai terror mastermind (Intro Roundup)

New Delhi, Dec 19 (IANS) — India was outraged Friday over a Pakistani court’s decision to give bail to the Mumbai... (more...)

54 Indian soldiers believed to be in Pakistani jails: Parrikar

New Delhi, Dec 19 (IANS) — At least 54 missing defence personnel of 1965 and 1971 wars are believed to be in custody... (more...)

Today in History – Jan. 4

Advance THE CANADIAN PRESS Today in History for Jan. 4: On this date: In 1493, Columbus sailed for Spain from the New World... (more...)

Today in History – Dec. 30

Advance THE CANADIAN PRESS Today in History for Dec. 30: On this date: In 1384, the English religious reformer John Wycliffe... (more...)

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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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Taliban attack

Pakistani student who skipped school on the day of Taliban rampage ‘isn’t talking to anyone’

VANCOUVER DESI A 15-year-old student of Pakistan’s Army Public School  – which was bombed by the Taliban this week, killing 141 people, of which 132…
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Sikhs to quit Trudeau's Liberals

Sikhs ‘across Canada’ to jump Trudeau ship

Nominations issue: ‘We are not Liberals, that’s for sure,’ says general secretary of Vancouver temple LARISSA CAHUTE VANCOUVER DESI A large group of Sikhs in…
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Bollywood

Acting blind to beg on Indian streets earned him a mini role in Aamir Khan’s PK

HINDUSTAN TIMES Call it blind luck. Feigning blindness ensured Manoj Roy a few extra coins in his begging bowl. The act was good enough for…
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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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Volunteers loaded up toys for charities

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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Crispy Fried Green Tomatoes

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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How to deal with Stress

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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Health Check

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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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ageing

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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FAILED CATARACT SURGERIES

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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