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US President Barack Obama waits for a meeting with business leaders in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building near the White House on July 11, 2014 in Washington, DC. BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images

India’s new prime minister accepts Obama’s invitation to visit Washington in September

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In this file image taken from video obtained from Voice Of Jihad Website, Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, sits in a vehicle guarded by the Taliban in eastern Afghanistan. AP Photo/Voice Of Jihad Website via AP video, File

Taliban spokesman says U.S. soldier Bergdahl, held for 5 years, was treated well

In this file image taken from video obtained from Voice Of Jihad Website, Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, sits in a vehicle guarded by... (more...)

President Barack Obama speaks at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va., Monday, May 26, 2014. AP Photo/Susan Walsh

Obama administration accidentally reveals name of undercover top CIA official in Afghanistan

President Barack Obama speaks at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va., Monday, May 26, 2014. AP Photo/Susan Walsh KEN... (more...)

U.S. President Barack Obama (R) and First Lady Michelle Obama (L) wave to visitors as they walk across the South Lawn of the White House after arriving by Marine One, in Washington DC, USA, 15 May 2014. EPA/MICHAEL REYNOLDS

Obama congratulates India’s Modi on election, invites him to visit U.S. despite 2005 visa snub

U.S. President Barack Obama (R) and First Lady Michelle Obama (L) wave to visitors as they walk across the South Lawn of... (more...)

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Obama praises India for national election, says India sets an example for rest of world

President Barack Obama. AP Photo THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is congratulating India on... (more...)

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Tiny Pacific nation sues U.S., India, Pakistan and 6 other nuclear-armed powers, demanding disarmament action

In this Aug. 28, 2013 file photo, a horse-drawn carriage stands in front of the Peace Palace, seat of the International Court... (more...)

A gallery worker poses with a painted portrait of Malala Yousafzai, the teenage Pakistani advocate for girls education who was shot in the head by the Taliban in 2012, by Jonathan Yeo at the National Portrait Gallery in central London on September 10, 2013. LEON NEAL/AFP/Getty Images

Auction of Malala Yousafzai portrait by British artist Yeo expected to bring $60,000

A gallery worker poses with a painted portrait of Malala Yousafzai, the teenage Pakistani advocate for girls education who... (more...)

This Oct. 28, 2012 file photo shows Muslim refugees at the Thechaung camp refugee camp upon arrival in Sittwe, Rakhine State, western Myanmar. AP Photo/Khin Maung Win

Former U.S. lawmaker visits Myanmar Muslims, warns they lack health care, fear violence

This Oct. 28, 2012 file photo shows Muslim refugees at the Thechaung camp refugee camp upon arrival in Sittwe, Rakhine State,... (more...)

U.S. President Barack Obama addresses the National Organizing summit in Washington on February 25, 2014. NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images

Obama threatens Karzai with full U.S. troop withdrawal from Afghanistan by end of year

US President Barack Obama (R) and his Afghan counterpart Hamid Karzai leave after a joint press conference in the East Room... (more...)

President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama attend the National Prayer Breakfast at the Washington Hilton February 6, 2014 in Washington, DC. Olivier Douliery-Pool/Getty Images

Obama to national prayer gathering: Religious freedom is a matter of national security

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Obama appoints Indian American and University of Victoria grad to key post

Gargee Ghosh has just been appointed to Barack Obama’s  Global Development Council. Submitted photo/Bill &Melinda... (more...)

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Indian American actor Kal Penn on U.S. President’s arts panel

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Gallery: India prepares to welcome elephant-headed Lord Ganesha

VANCOUVER DESI Preparations for Ganesh Chaturthi, a festival marking the birth of the elephant-headed god, have taken off in India as Hindus prepare to welcome…
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Baby born with two faces in India fighting for life (Warning: Graphic content)

VANCOUVER DESI A baby born with two faces and four eyes is fighting for her life at a hospital in western India, according to Ruptly….
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City of Vancouver gives multicultural society the boot

LARISSA CAHUTE VANCOUVER DESI The Vancouver Multicultural Society’s 40th anniversary celebrations have hit a major snag after the city issued the group notice of eviction…
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Mystic India: The World Tour takes the PNE stage Tuesday and runs until Sept. 1. Submitted photo.

Bollywood dance group Mystic India takes stage at PNE for one week only (w/gallery)

VANCOUVER DESI Internationally acclaimed Bollywood dance troupe Mystic India will be transporting Vancouver audiences overseas as it takes the PNE stage for one week only….
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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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How is it possible that a fifth of Indian politicians have criminal charges against them?

SUNNY MANGAT VANCOUVER DESI Prime Minister Narendra Modi stresses the importance of politicians to come together to protect the women of India. According to the…
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Wedding Wonderland: The art of being a good host

KIM TREHAN VANCOUVER DESI Hosting any party is a chore and a half but it’s a whole new ball game when it’s a wedding that…
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Chicken Soup for the Seoul: How our Korean vacation moved us (in more ways than one)

HARMAN PANDHER VANCOUVER DESI “The most important thing in life is sincerity.” At least that’s what our Korean tour guide, SP, informed us via his…
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File photo: A nurse loads a syringe. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chuck Stoody

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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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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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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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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