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Japan stunned by video purportedly showing 1 of 2 Islamic State group hostages has been killed

By Yuri Kageyama THE ASSOCIATED PRESS TOKYO — From the prime minister to ordinary people, Japanese were shocked Sunday... (more...)

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US-led coalition continues airstrikes against IS in Iraq, Syria

Washington, Jan 25 (IANS) — The US and coalition partners have conducted more than two dozen airstrikes against targets... (more...)

NHL announces that World Cup of Hockey will return next year in Toronto

By Stephen Whyno THE CANADIAN PRESS COLUMBUS, Ohio — The World Cup of Hockey is back with a new format as the NHL seeks... (more...)

NHL announces that World Cup of Hockey will return next year in Toronto

By Stephen Whyno THE CANADIAN PRESS COLUMBUS, Ohio — The World Cup of Hockey is back with a new format as the NHL seeks... (more...)

CBSA officers seize 17 kg of suspected heroin at Toronto s Pearson Airport

THE CANADIAN PRESS MISSISSAUGA, Ont. — Canadian border officials say 17 kilograms of suspected heroin was seized at... (more...)

CBSA officers seize 17 kg of suspected heroin at Toronto s Pearson Airport

THE CANADIAN PRESS MISSISSAUGA, Ont. — Canadian border officials say 17 kilograms of suspected heroin was seized at... (more...)

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Donated equipment from Vancouver on its way to hockey-mad northern India

Victor Lo (L) and Richard Loat of Five Hole for Food are heading to northern India to teach youth hockey as well as donate... (more...)

North American newsprint capacity being cut as demand continues to slip

By Ross Marowits THE CANADIAN PRESS MONTREAL — North American newsprint manufacturers will continue to pare production... (more...)

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Hindi superstar Ajay Devgan to shoot parts of Bollywood blockbuster in Alberta

Hindi film star Ajay Devgan will be filming in Calgary. Submitted photo. ERIC VOLMERS CALGARY HERALD A highly anticipated... (more...)

File photo: Air travelers wait in long lines in the terminal at Pearson International Airport a in 2005 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. John Normile/Getty Images

CBSA officers seize 17 kg of suspected heroin at Toronto’s Pearson Airport

File photo: Air travelers wait in long lines in the terminal at Pearson International Airport a in 2005 in Toronto, Ontario,... (more...)

Today in History – Feb. 4

Advance THE CANADIAN PRESS Today in History for Feb. 4: On this date: In 1783, Britain declared a formal cessation of hostilities... (more...)

Today in History – Feb. 5

Advance THE CANADIAN PRESS Today in History for Feb. 5: On this date: In 1555, in the southern part of present-day Germany,... (more...)

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Bollywood dance guru Shiamak Davar gets Canadian dignitaries grooving with a dance lesson

VANCOUVER DESI A number of Canadian dignitaries got their very own personal dance lesson from the guru of Bollywood dance himself, Shiamak Davar, while attending…
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FILE PHOTO: A nine-year-old Palestinian girl  suffering from scoliosis sits as her mother shows her back x-ray as she is treated by U.S. pediatric orthopedic surgeon Hugh Watts (L) February 18, 2004 at Al-Quds hospital, in Gaza City. Abid Katib/Getty Images

Seven-year-old Scoliosis patient in Western India cured by revolutionary surgery

IANS Mumbai  – A seven-year-old girl in Mumbai suffering from Scoliosis is the first in Western India to successfully undergo a new and revolutionary procedure…
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Former Vancouver notary public fined $33 million for fraud related to multi-million dollar Ponzi scheme

JAMES KELLER THE CANADIAN PRESS VANCOUVER — A former notary in Vancouver who allegedly spent almost a decade collecting at least $100 million from investors…
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South Asian senior woman gets PR

After years of lobbying, 84-year-old South Asian woman secure in Canada

JEFF BELL TIMES COLONIST VANCOUVER ISLAND — Surjit Bhandal, the 84-year-old Saanich woman whose family successfully fought for her to be able to stay in Canada, has…
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Ujjal Dosanjh, former B.C. premier and Liberal MP at his home in Vancouver. Arlen Redekop / PNG

Delhi Elections: Bedi Says a Leaders’ Debate is a Tamasha (Circus)! Really?

UJJAL DOSANJH SPECIAL TO VANCOUVER DESI Voters of Delhi: Beware of the undemocratic proclivities of Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) and Ms. Kiran Bedi the former…
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Harnoor Gill, a World Youth Ambassador with World Vision, is pictured here manning the World Visiion booth at Sunny View Middle School in Brampton, Ontario. Submitted photo.

Horizon: Help protect families from Ebola with World Vision

HARNOOR GILL VANCOUVER DESI As many of you might know, I am a part of the organization of World Vision as one of the many…
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A man reads the latest issue of French weekly newspaper Charlie Hebdo bearing a cartoon of Prophet Mohammed at a French bookseller in Abidjan on January 19, 2015. SIA KAMBOU/AFP/Getty Images

The Paris Massacre: Two wrongs don’t make a right

SURESH KURL VANCOUVER DESI  Freedom of thought, belief, opinion and expression, including freedom of the press and other media is a right, enshrined in legislation/law,…
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Wrong? Right?

Who is the Next Dr. King?

RAYMON GREWAL VANCOUVER DESI Monday was a great day to remember Martin Luther King Jr, but America still falls short of paying real tribute to…
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Health Check

FILE PHOTO: A nine-year-old Palestinian girl  suffering from scoliosis sits as her mother shows her back x-ray as she is treated by U.S. pediatric orthopedic surgeon Hugh Watts (L) February 18, 2004 at Al-Quds hospital, in Gaza City. Abid Katib/Getty Images

Seven-year-old Scoliosis patient in Western India cured by revolutionary surgery

IANS Mumbai  – A seven-year-old girl in Mumbai suffering from Scoliosis is the first in Western India to successfully undergo a new and revolutionary procedure…
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Desi-weird news

Baby who ‘spontaneously combusted’ gets round-the-clock care at Indian hospital (with video)

VANCOUVER DESI A six-day-old baby is being given “round-the-clock” care in an Indian hospital after his mother claimed the boy spontaneously combusted, according to Britain’s…
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Sharon Nordstrom. Submitted photo.

Saskatoon woman snared in alleged fraudulent MS trial held in India

JONATHAN CHARLTON THE STARPHOENIX Sharon Nordstrom feels ashamed for participating in a $38,000 multiple sclerosis stem cell treatment in India that was not all it was…
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Indian scientists design morphine replacement for pain therapy

SAHANA GHOSH IANSKolkata – In a breakthrough that could impact the blurring realms of pain and pleasure, Indian scientists have designed a potential morphine replacement,…
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Researchers advise pregnant women to limit exposure to receipts and plastic

MARGARET MUNRO POSTMEDIA NEWS Pregnant women are being warned to avoid reaching for credit card and cash register receipts as the ubiquitous bits of paper…
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New Pakistani TV show focuses on sex, a topic once considered taboo in the religiously conservative country

ADIL JAWAD THE ASSOCIATED PRESS KARACHI, Pakistan — In religiously conservative Pakistan, a television call-in advice show is tackling an issue rarely discussed in public:…
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The influence of speech on toddlers

IANS New York – Talking to your toddlers could help strengthen their capacities to learn and succeed later in life, a research has revealed. Infants…
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Vancouver doctors find vial of urine hidden in patient’s rectum (with photos)

TOM BLACKWELL NATIONAL POST Vancouver doctors investigating a patient’s mysterious abdominal complaints were stunned to discover a vial of urine hidden inside his rectum, an…
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Ibuprofen an anti-ageing medicine?

IANS Washington – A common drug, Ibuprofen, which tackles pain and fever may also hold the key to a longer, healthier life, a study says….
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Forever young? UBC researchers may have stumbled upon the secret to youthful skin

Mice without a certain enzyme didn’t appear to age RANDY SHORE POSTMEDIA NEWS Scientists at the University of B.C. searching for ways to slow the…
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