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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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Frustrated Port of Metro Vancouver truckers want government to push companies to comply with action plan

THE CANADIAN PRESS VANCOUVER — Drivers servicing the country’s largest port urged government on Monday to take swift action against trucking companies, which they say…
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B.C. Securities Commission finds Vancouver woman who ran a Ponzi scheme committed $100 million fraud

ALMAS MEHERALLY VANCOUVER DESI VANCOUVER – A B.C. Securities Commission panel has found that a Vancouver woman and two companies she controlled committed a $100-million fraud….
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Canada balks at returning Indian statue of a woman believed stolen from Khajuraho temple

DOUGLAS QUAN POSTMEDIA NEWS  India is trying to repatriate a “voluptuous” 12th-century statue of a woman with a parrot on her bare shoulder that somehow…
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Will Israeli and Palestinian children ever find peace?

SUNNY MANGAT VANCOUVER DESI The Israeli-Palestine conflict has been an ongoing struggle that began around the mid-20th Century. BBC UK has reported in the past…
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TASTE INDIA: Recipe for Lamb and Blueberry Rogan Josh

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A Decision: How my dad’s story is Canada’s story

HARMAN PANDHER VANCOUVER DESI “A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” ~ Lao-tzu Two years ago this past Canada Day, my…
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In this Aug. 24, 2013 file photo, photojournalists, with black bands around their mouth, participate in a protest against the gang rape of a female photojournalist in Mumbai, in Gauhati, India. AP Photo/Anupam Nath

It’s time for India to step-up

SUNNY MANGAT VANCOUVER DESI Life of a woman… A daughter, a wife, a mother and a widow. Each stage is directly entwined to a male,…
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Indian teen boy gets 232 teeth removed from “very rare” tumour in his jaw

VANCOUVER DESI A 17-year-old boy in India underwent a seven-hour long operation on Monday to have a whopping 232 teeth removed from a “very rare”…
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Dos and don’ts for pregnant women while travelling

IANS New Delhi – Expecting mothers with normal pregnancy are not prevented from travelling by airplane, train, four-wheelers, but they need to be cautious, says…
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A different kind of courtroom drama: Woman gives birth to baby girl in witness room

IANS London – A heavily-pregnant woman gave birth to a baby girl in a court in Britain after going into labour in the witness room,…
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Number of people with HIV unchanged worldwide over the last two years: UNAIDS

United Nations claims it can stop epidemic by 2030 THE ASSOCIATED PRESS LONDON — The number of people living with HIV worldwide has remained virtually…
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Toronto doctor says it’s time to lock up research miscreants

MARGARET MUNRO VANCOUVER DESI A leading Toronto doctor has reignited debate over research fraud saying doctors and academics who fudge and fabricate data should be…
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Teenager undergoes rare spine disorder surgery, walks within couple of days

IANS Gurgaon – A 16-year old girl has successfully undergone a complex surgery for a spinal cord disorder at a hospital here, a doctor said…
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Roundtable highlights refugee health-care struggles due to government cutbacks

CLARE CLANCY THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO — Every second Saturday, a small clinic in Toronto offers free medical care to anyone who needs it —…
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SFU’s bhangra study needs postmenopausal dancing women

SURREY NOW SURREY — Postmenopausal South Asian women are needed for a study on the impact of bhangra dancing on their health. Researchers at Simon…
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Disabled nine-year-old boy who spent days tethered to a Mumbai bus stop marks new beginning

VANCOUVER DESI This weekend marked a new beginning for the nine-year-old deaf and mute boy who made headlines across the globe after photos of him…
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Neymar coming to Kerala for ayurveda treatment?

IANS Thiruvananthapuram – TV channels in Kerala Tuesday went berserk, saying injured Brazilian footballer Neymar was likely to come to the state to undergo ayurveda…
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