South America

Criminal investigation of Chevron CEO sought

Quito, Oct 24 (IANS/EFE) — A group representing some 30,000 Indians and other inhabitants of Ecuador’s Amazon... (more...)

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Indian-American Azita Raji named US envoy to Sweden

Washington, Oct 24 (IANS) — President Barack Obama has nominated Indian-American investment banker and philanthropist... (more...)

Obama names Indian-American ambassador to Sweden

Washington, Oct 24 (IANS) — President Barack Obama has nominated Indian-American investment banker and philanthropist... (more...)

Unesco chief condemns murder of Paraguayan journalists

Paris, Oct 24 (IANS/EFE) — Unesco Director-General Irina Bokova Friday condemned the murder of Paraguayan journalist... (more...)

Boom in dam construction threatens freshwater biodiversity

London, Oct 24 (IANS) — An unprecedented global boom in the construction of hydropower dams, spearhead by developing... (more...)

Factbox: Canada’s past includes shooting at Quebec’s National Assembly in 1984

THE CANADIAN PRESS A gunman killed a soldier at the National War Memorial on Wednesday before being shot in Parliament Hill’s... (more...)

Artisanal or luxury, tinted or sheer, the lip care industry is exploding

By Leanne Italie THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK – Artisanal or oozing with luxury, lip balms are having a moment. Joining... (more...)

Today in History – Oct. 22

Advance THE CANADIAN PRESS Today in History for Oct. 22: On this date: In 1692, a 14-year-old girl repelled an Iroquois attack... (more...)

Cuba sends 91 more doctors to fight Ebola as part of unique program of medical diplomacy

By Michael Weissenstein THE ASSOCIATED PRESS HAVANA – Every few years Dr. Leonardo Fernandez flies to a nation shaken... (more...)

B.C.’s LNG emissions law greenest, cleanest in the world: environment minister

By Dirk Meissner THE CANADIAN PRESS VICTORIA – New legislation introduced in British Columbia requires liquefied natural... (more...)

LNG GREEN BC FUEL

B.C.’s LNG emissions’ law greenest, cleanest in the world: environment minister

British Columbia Premier Christy Clark waves at a LNG conference in Vancouver, on May, 21, 2014. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan... (more...)

Two killed in football clashes in Argentina

Buenos Aires, Oct 21 (IANS) — Two men were killed in separate football-related incidents in Argentina, following a... (more...)

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Two dead, including gunman, in school shooting north of Seattle

DOUG ESSER THE ASSOCIATED PRESS MARYSVILLE, Wash. — A student opened fire in a high school cafeteria north of Seattle on Friday, killing at least…
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Ottawa shooter kicked out of Burnaby mosque two years ago

Zehaf-Bibeau was asked to leave the mosque, because he had “gotten a hold of keys and stuff from the mosque, and when he got out…
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U.S. company penalized for mistreatment of Indian employees working 122 hours in a week

MICHAEL LIEDTKE THE ASSOCIATED PRESS SAN FRANCISCO – A Silicon Valley company is paying more than $43,000 in back wages and penalties after labour regulators…
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DESI-SOCCER

Surrey soccer captain played the U-18 national club championship using only one foot

KYLE BENNING SURREY NOW SOUTH SURREY – Kyle Sohi’s perseverance and performance in the 2014 Sport Chek National Club Championships U-18 Cup Final might go…
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Blogs

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Raita Biscuits

JESSIE LEHAIL VANCOUVER DESI I started this year with a goal to become a better runner and train for a marathon. For me it was…
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We Must Criminalise Glorification/Encouragement of Terrorism By Ujjal Dosanjh

Canada is no stranger to terrorism. Nonetheless what has happened in the heart of our capital on the heels of what happened in Sait- Jean-sur-Richilieu…
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Decadent Diwali-Inspired Chocolate Twirls

JESSIE LEHAIL VANCOUVER DESI No one does decadent desserts better than (sweeping generalization alert:) South Asians during festive holidays like Diwali. With the cornucopia of…
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Canada is Losing the Values War

UJJAL DOSANJH SPECIAL TO VANCOUVER DESI The dreaded happened in St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, a quiet historic town in Quebec. Many years ago I stayed there for a…
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Health Check

WHO-health

Pakistan detects 3 more polio cases, bringing total to 220 as world marks awareness day

MUNIR AHMED THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ISLAMABAD – The World Health Organization said Friday that three more polio cases have surfaced in Pakistan, bringing the number…
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Australian surgeons successfully transplant ‘dead’ heart

IANS Sydney – Australian surgeons said Friday that they have made a major breakthrough by making a dead heart beat again and successfully using it…
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Toddlers may show signs of autism at 18 months

IANS New York – Younger siblings of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) may show signs of the disorder by the time they are just…
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How omega-6 fatty acids lower bad cholesterol

IANS London – A study has detected a gene that affects blood cholesterol levels by generating a compound from omega-6 polyunsaturated fatty acids, called lipoxins…
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Dallas health workers who treated Ebola case banned from travel

IANS/EFE Austin (Texas) – The authorities in Dallas have ordered 75 health workers who attended a patient who died of the Ebola virus to not…
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Hair Loss

Heads up: Those trendy man buns can cause the loss of your precious hair (w/video)

NICK EAGLAND VANCOUVER DESI It’s a hairstyle being sported by cutting-edge, trendsetting men, but the man bun may be causing Vancouver’s hipsters to go bald….
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Parkinson’s disease progression may be reversed

IANS London – Certain drugs can help reverse the effects caused by Parkinson’s disease, a study on fruit flies shows. Mutations in a gene called…
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Facebook, Apple to finance female staff freezing their ovaries

IANS San Francisco – Apple and Facebook have added an extra incentive to women considering working at the tech giants by giving female employees the…
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World Health Organization

Ebola cases in West Africa could reach 10,000 per week: WHO

IANS Geneva – The World Health Organisation (WHO) has warned that the Ebola epidemic in West Africa could reach 5,000 to 10,000 cases per week…
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Bollywood

Canada-born Bollywood actress Lisa Ray plans cancer research institute in India

IANS Mumbai – Ever since Canada-born Indian actress Lisa Ray battled Multiple Myeloma, a form of cancer, she has campaigned for the cause and spoken…
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