South America

Report: World to see more people displaced because of disasters, urbanization

By Trenton Daniel THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Natural disasters displaced almost 22 million people around the world last year and... (more...)

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‘Improper use of clean energy fund weakening India’

Kolkata, Sep 17 (IANS) — India’s leveraging strength in climate finance will be “weakened” globally... (more...)

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B.C. teachers and government reach tentative deal in labour dispute

Mediator Vince Ready, left casually talks members of the media outside a Richmond hotel where negotiations between the BCPSEA... (more...)

Death rates down, but world lags in meeting goal of sharply reducing child mortality by 2015

By Lauran Neergaard THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — More of the world’s children are surviving to their fifth... (more...)

Death rates down, but world lags in meeting goal of sharply reducing child mortality by 2015

By Lauran Neergaard THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — More of the world’s children are surviving to their fifth... (more...)

Factory Farming: Threat to human health, animals, environment

By Rupesh Dutta Jaipur, Sep 16 (IANS) — Persuaded by the increase and success of factory farms in Brazil during his... (more...)

US includes India among 22 major illicit drug producers

By Arun Kumar Washington, Sep 16 (IANS) — President Barack Obama has identified India among 22 major illicit drug-producing... (more...)

Bolivia prison clash leaves four dead

Sucre, Sep 16 (IANS) — Authorities in Bolivia Monday confirmed that four people were killed and 11 others injured in... (more...)

Mediator strides between camps as B.C. teachers and government aim for deal

By Tamsyn Burgmann THE CANADIAN PRESS RICHMOND, B.C. — Negotiators for striking British Columbia teachers and the province... (more...)

India, China likely to sign agreement on high-speed trains

Beijing, Sep 15 (IANS) — India and China are likely to enter agreements on high-speed trains, bullet trains, modernisation... (more...)

20 killed in Peru accident

Lima, Sep 14 (IANS/EFE) — At least 20 people were killed in Peru when their bus plunged into a 200-metre ravine, police... (more...)

Key players in B.C.’s teachers’ strike quietly resume discussions

By Tamsyn Burgmann THE CANADIAN PRESS VANCOUVER — Chief negotiators were quietly hunkered down for talks as another... (more...)

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Bull makes a splash, interrupts state level swimming competition in India

VANCOUVER DESI An unlikely contestant — a bull, interrupted a state level competition in India by jumping into the pool to swim with participants, according…
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Wedding invitations – the Do’s

KIM TREHAN VANCOUVER DESI You are cordially invited…. We request the honor of your presence… Please join us… It is so difficult to decide on…
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Man jailed for murder of Vancouver girlfriend wants to withdraw his guilty plea (with video)

KEITH FRASER VANCOUVER DESI A man who spent 12 years on the lam before being convicted in the fatal shooting of his teenage girlfriend wants…
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Villagers worship ‘miracle’ calf in India born with third eye (w/ video)

VANCOUVER DESI People are flocking to a small village in southern India to worship a “miracle” calf believed to be an incarnation of a Hindu…
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Wedding invitations – the Do’s

KIM TREHAN VANCOUVER DESI You are cordially invited…. We request the honor of your presence… Please join us… It is so difficult to decide on…
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India pilots a project that enables one to discretely report a rape at an…ATM machine?

SUNNY MANGAT VANCOUVER DESI India pilots a project that enables one to discretely report a rape at an…ATM machine? The latest idea someone has come…
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Turban-Esque: Setting of Summer

The model is wearing Jacket & Bracelets by Forever 21, Top by Dynamite, Pants by H&M and holding the Wallet by Michael Kors. For more…
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Winter Weddings: Is it truly worth it?

KIM TREHAN VANCOUVER DESI Don’t be surprised if you have received an invitation to a wedding in November or December.  Over the years, I have…
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Health Check

Cancer

Cancer that claimed Terry Fox now highly curable, other sarcomas still challenging

SHERYL UBELACKER THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO – At the time Terry Fox was treated for the bone cancer that claimed his leg and eventually led…
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Japan human trials

Lab-generated stem cells set for human trial in Japan

IANS Tokyo – In a major boost to stem cell research, a Japanese patient with a debilitating eye disease is set to become the first…
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Gene key to slowing ageing process identified

IANS New York – In a major breakthrough, researchers have identified a gene that can slow the ageing process throughout the entire body when activated…
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E-cigarettes may open addiction to marijuana, cocaine

IANS New York – Assumed by many as a safe alternative to cigarette smoking, electronic cigarettes or e-cigarettes as they are popularly called may, in…
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Man who ate metal scraps lands in hospital after swallowing a powerful magnet

CEN AGENCY A hungry Indian man who ate metal bottle tops, nuts and bolts, and pieces of scrap metal after getting lost, severely injured himself…
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Man declared dead by hospital wakes up two days later

CEN AGENCY An Indian hospital who declared a man dead discovered he was actually still alive when police turned up an incredible two days later…
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International student in Ottawa launches campaign to raise money for new prosthetic leg

MEGHAN HURLEY OTTAWA CITIZEN A Carleton University PhD student from Malaysia has launched a fundraising campaign to replace his worn-out prosthetic leg. Selvan Mohan, 24, was born without a…
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South Surrey clinic places public ‘at risk,’ says document filed in Supreme Court

LARISSA CAHUTE VANCOUVER DESI A South Surrey clinic has “placed members of the public at risk” by falsely claiming to be naturopathic doctors and administering…
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India’s Rice Bucket Challenge gives a ‘meaningful twist’ to ALS ice bucket challenge

VANCOUVER DESI India has created its own “desi” version of the ALS ice bucket challenge that has swept the globe. While the original icy cold…
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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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Obesity guru

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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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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