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Colombian rebels blow up stretch of key highway

Bogota, April 16 (IANS/EFE) — Colombia’s leftist FARC guerrillas blew up a portion of the main road linking their... (more...)

Nine killed in Peru bus accident

Lima, April 15 (IANS/EFE) — At least nine people died and many were injured Monday when a bus plunged into a ravine... (more...)

Guardian, Washington Post share Pulitzer

Washington, April 15 (IANS/EFE) — The Guardian and The Washington Post were awarded the honour Monday of sharing the... (more...)

11 killed in Chile blaze

Santiago, April 14 (IANS/EFE) — At least 11 people have died in a huge fire that is still burning in the hillside neighbourhoods... (more...)

16 killed in huge fire in Chile

Santiago, April 14 (IANS/EFE) — At least 16 people have died in a huge fire that is still burning in the hillside... (more...)

Forest fire destroys over 100 homes in Chile

Santiago, April 13 (IANS) — A massive forest fire in Chile’s port city of Valparaiso has destroyed more than... (more...)

Today in History – April 20

Advance THE CANADIAN PRESS Today in History for April 20: On this date: In 1534, French explorer Jacques Cartier left St-Malo... (more...)

Ecuador’s Tungurahua volcano blast pours out ash

Quito, April 6 (IANS/EFE) — A powerful explosion in Ecuador’s Tungurahua volcano kicked off an eruption lasting... (more...)

Venezuela seizes more than three tonnes of cocaine

Caracas, April 5 (IANS/EFE) — Venezuela’s ONA counternarcotics agency said Friday that it seized 3,175 kgs of... (more...)

Trinidad muslims seek release of imams from Venezuela

Port of Spain, April 5 (IANS/EFE) — The chairman of the Muslim Social and Cultural Foundation of Trinidad and Tobago... (more...)

Today in History – April 13

Advance THE CANADIAN PRESS Today in History for April 13: On this date: In 655 (traditional date), Martin, pope from 649... (more...)

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VANCOUVER DESI Food, especially feeding others for free, is a central philosophy of Sikhism. Sikhs do not have many strict rules regarding food but many…
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New York police ends Muslim surveillance program that sparked outrage

TOM HAYS And JAKE PEARSON THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK — The New York Police Department said Tuesday it has disbanded a special unit whose efforts to…
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TASTE INDIA: Chicken with Cashews and Mango Sauce

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Investors hope India elections will bring new government to break deadlock, revive growth

KAY JOHNSON THE ASSOCIATED PRESS MUMBAI, India — India’s stock market has hit several new highs in the last month and the once-struggling rupee has…
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India Elections: Rahul Gandhi attacks Narendra Modi’s ‘toffee model’

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India Elections: Narendra Modi attacks Rahul Gandhi over ‘toffee model’, regrets targeting PM

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India's opposition Bharatiya Janata Party's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi greets his supporters as he arrives to address an election rally in Vaishali, outskirts of New Delhi, India, Thursday, April 3, 2014. AP Photo/Saurabh Das

PM aspirant Modi’s marital status triggers questions from rivals during Indian elections

ASHOK SHARMA THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW DELHI — India’s governing Congress party on Friday asked election authorities to prosecute the Hindu nationalist opposition’s prime ministerial…
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Indian Congress Party Vice-President Rahul Gandhi gestures to supporters during a rally in New Delhi on April 6, 2014. Chandan Khanna/AFP/Getty Images

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