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India warns of foreign-backed terrorist threats to Afghanistan

By Arul Louis United Nations, Dec 19 (IANS) — As the UN-mandated international combat mission in Afghanistan enters... (more...)

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UN peacekeepers’ mandate extended in Golan Heights

United Nations, Dec 19 (IANS) — The UN Security Council Thursday extended the mandate of the world body’s peacekeeping... (more...)

India s Congress party leader Sonia Gandhi hospitalized for respiratory tract infection

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW DELHI — India’s opposition Congress party leader Sonia Gandhi was hospitalized Thursday... (more...)

Analysis: As Pakistan mourns, focus shifts to how country will address Islamic militancy

By Rebecca Santana THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ISLAMABAD — Many wonder if the attack that killed 148 people at a Pakistani... (more...)

India s Congress party leader Sonia Gandhi hospitalized for respiratory tract infection

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW DELHI — An official says India’s opposition Congress party leader Sonia Gandhi has been... (more...)

Standard Chartered, Tamilnad Mercantile Bank issued FEMA violation notice

Chennai, Dec 18 (IANS) — The Enforcement Directorate (ED)Thursday issued notices to Tamilnad Mercantile Bank (TMB)... (more...)

Analysis: As Pakistan mourns, focus shifts to how country will address Islamic militancy

By Rebecca Santana THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ISLAMABAD — Many wonder if the attack that killed 148 people at a Pakistani... (more...)

26/11 mastermind Lakhvi gets bail, shocked India asks Pakistan to act (Roundup)

Islamabad/New Delhi, Dec 18 (IANS) — An anti-terrorism court in Islamabad Thursday granted bail to Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi,... (more...)

Woman judge’s sexual harassment: SC quashes probe panel

New Delhi, Dec 18 (IANS) — The Supreme Court Thursday quashed a two-judge panel set up by Madhya Pradesh chief justice... (more...)

UN Security Council urges Syrian warring parties to stop fighting in UN buffer zone

By Edith M. Lederer THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The U.N. Security Council on Thursday urged Syrian government forces and rebel groups... (more...)

Lakhvi bail no surprise, Pakistan has to decide its course: Experts

New Delhi, Dec 18 (IANS) — Even as India termed as “very unfortunate” Mumbai attack mastermind Zaki-ur-Rehman... (more...)

MTV Roadies a way of life for youth

‘MTV Roadies’ now lifestyle for youth, says Rannvijay Singh

Rannvijay Singh. Wikimedia Commons IANS Kolkata – Popular video jockey-turned-actor Rannvijay Singh Thursday spoke... (more...)

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MTV Roadies a way of life for youth

‘MTV Roadies’ now lifestyle for youth, says Rannvijay Singh

IANS Kolkata – Popular video jockey-turned-actor Rannvijay Singh Thursday spoke about the originality of reality TV show “MTV Roadies”, and said the series has become…
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TALIBAN ATTACK

Pakistani Taliban school attack: ‘I’ll never forget the boots approaching me… I felt death was approaching me’

ASHFAQ YUSUFZAI, HARRIET ALEXANDER And RICHARD SPENCER THE DAILY TELEGRAPH PESHAWAR/LONDON — The attack was meticulously planned and, once the Taliban had decided that even…
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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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No hope for deported Pakistani woman to return to Saskatoon as Ottawa closes case

THE CANADIAN PRESS SASKATOON — The lawyer for a woman deported to Pakistan says there is no hope left that she will be allowed to…
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Crispy Fried Green Tomatoes

Recipe: Perfect for Hanukkah – Crispy Fried Green Tomatoes

VANCOUVER DESI – JESSIE LEHAIL Sigh….these Crispy Fried Green Tomatoes are good. They’re very, very good. So don’t attempt them unless you’re willing to deal…
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How to deal with Stress

Successfully handling stress during the ‘Holiday Season’

NIRMALA RANIGA VANCOUVER DESI For many people, the holidays can be stressful. The expectation that the season is one of joy, when we may not…
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Ooey Gooey Cheesy Butter Chicken Sauce Bread

Recipe: Ooey Gooey Cheesy Butter Chicken Sauce Bread

JESSIE LEHAIL VANCOUVER DESI I love a food mash up. The idea of throwing two good things together to make a new wonderful thing, always…
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Fitness Facts: Holiday Calories & Burning Them Off

Want to make healty alternatives for the holidays? Put a number on it. Think of how many calories you have to burn before eating your…
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Health Check

Ageless skin-beauty-anti-ageing

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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How old do you feel? The answer might help predict your death: Study

LINDSEY TANNER THE ASSOCIATED PRESS CHICAGO – How old do you feel? Think carefully — the answer might help predict how much longer you’ll live….
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Is Vancouver ruining yoga? India thinks so (w/ video)

LARISSA CAHUTE VANCOUVER DESI Vancouverites have a passion for yoga. Studios have become as commonplace as coffee shops and sushi joints in the city, but…
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Drinking from chemical-laden cans may raise BP

IANS Seoul – Think again before you pick up that can from the department store for your favourite food or drink for it may lead…
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FAILED CATARACT SURGERIES

At least 24 poor, elderly patients go blind after free cataract surgery in north India

CHONCHUI NGASHANGVA THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW DELHI — Authorities ordered an investigation Friday after at least 24 poor and elderly people went blind following cataract…
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20 Pakistani children infected with HIV after blood transfusions

VANCOUVER DESI Nearly 20 children in Pakistan have tested positive for HIV after receiving blood transfusions, an international news agency has reported. According to Reuters,…
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Don’t ignore cancer symptoms

IANS London – Perhaps driven by fear, people often prefer to dismissing potential warning signs of cancer, thereby putting their lives at risk, says a…
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An Indian family’s strange wedding gift request: Pledge to donate blood and organs

VANCOUVER DESI Instead of the traditional gold and valuables, a Gujarati wedding on Sunday issued a strange gift request – for guests to donate blood…
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Looking forward to that nappuccino? Myths about noon nap busted

IANS London – It is often believed that an afternoon nap can do a body good. But there are people who are not convinced with…
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Surrey Memorial tops surgical wait times exceeding one year, could be fined for backlog of bookings

ADRIAN MACNAIR SURREY NOW  METRO VANCOUVER — Fraser Health could face $2.5 million in fines over a backlog of surgical wait times in hospitals across the…
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