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A family is escorted off the MV Sun Sea after they and an estimated 490 suspected Tamil refugees arrived on a cargo ship at Canadian Forces Base Esquimalt in Colwood, B.C. on Vancouver Island Aug. 13, 2010. Andy Clark/Reuters

REFUGEE SERIES: Years of hardship force refugees, like those in Thailand, to take chances

KATIE DEROSA VICTORIA TIMES COLONIST When two migrant ships carrying 568 Tamils arrived off Victoria’s shores, the federal... (more...)

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Reza Akbari, a refugee from Afghanistan, runs a busy kebab shop in Greater Dandenong, a city 36 kilometres east of Melbourne, which has a strong Afghan population. Submitted photo

REFUGEE SERIES: Dandenong hailed as an example of the contribution refugees making to Australia

KATIE DEROSA TIMES COLONIST When two migrant ships carrying 568 Tamils arrived off Victoria’s shores, the federal government... (more...)

A family returns to their three-bedroom home inside Inverbrackie, a so-called alternative place of detention for families awaiting a refugee claim. Submitted photo

REFUGEE SERIES: Facility that looks like a suburb is Australia’s ‘jewel in the immigration detention crown’

KATIE DEROSA VICTORIA TIMES COLONIST When two migrant ships carrying 568 Tamils arrived off Victoria’s shores, the federal... (more...)

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REFUGEE SERIES: ‘Don’t stop the boats – find out why they are coming’

KATIE DEROSA VICTORIA TIMES COLONIST When two migrant ships carrying 568 Tamils arrived off Victoria’s shores, the federal... (more...)

Raj (centre), a Tamil refugee, with Victoria Martin-Iverson and Phil Chilton, volunteers from the Refugee Rights Action Network, based in Perth, Australia. Submitted photo

REFUGEE SERIES: Australia’s immigration detention centres put spotlight on asylum seekers’ well-being

Raj (centre), a Tamil refugee, with Victoria Martin-Iverson and Phil Chilton, volunteers from the Refugee Rights Action Network,... (more...)

Detainees walk through the Northwest Point immigration detention centre on Christmas Island, which has soccer pitches, basketball courts and a canteen. Submitted photo

REFUGEE SERIES: A visit to Christmas Island, which human-rights groups have dubbed ‘Australia’s Guantanamo Bay’

Detainees walk through the Northwest Point immigration detention centre on Christmas Island, which has soccer pitches, basketball... (more...)

Nirangela, 21, whose name has been changed to protect her identity, is one of the 492 people who came to Canada aboard the human smuggling ship MV Sun Sea, which arrived Aug. 13, 2010. Submitted photo

REFUGEE SERIES: Tamil couple escaped bombs in homeland only to land in detention in Canada

Nirangela, 21, whose name has been changed to protect her identity, is one of the 492 people who came to Canada aboard the... (more...)

The broken propeller of the wooden ship that crashed on the rocks, killing an estimated 50 people on Dec. 15, 2010, acts as a memorial on the northern cliffs of Christmas Island in Australia. Submitted photo

REFUGEE SERIES: Christmas Island witnessed horrific shipwreck of migrant vessel

The broken propeller of the wooden ship that crashed on the rocks, killing an estimated 50 people on Dec. 15, 2010, acts... (more...)

The MV Sun Sea, which held 492 Tamil asylum-seekers when it arrived off the shores of British Columbia from Thailand in August 2010, is still docked at the Nanaimo Shipyard in Newcastle Island Passage. Krista Bryce/Nanaimo Daily News

REFUGEE SERIES: Canada’s plan to confront human smuggling by following Australia’s lead worries refugee advocates

The MV Sun Sea, which held 492 Tamil asylum-seekers when it arrived off the shores of British Columbia from Thailand in August... (more...)

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Rally held in Saskatoon in support of 65-year-old woman deported to Pakistan

THE CANADIAN PRESS SASKATOON — Supporters of a 65-year-old woman who was deported to her native Pakistan earlier this week have held a rally at…
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Fashion over the years in Bollywood

IMROZ MAUR VANCOUVER DESI Bollywood and Fashion go hand in hand; there is no Bollywood without fashion and there is no fashion without Bollywood. They…
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Customer finds fried rat mixed in pakoras at Indian railway snack kiosk

VANCOUVER DESI A snack kiosk at a railway station in Western India has been closed down after a customer found a fried rat mixed in…
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‘This isn’t lingerie football’: Vancouver Whitecaps video taken down (w/video)

DAN FUMANO VANCOUVER DESI After some fans and Internet commenters cried foul on a new online video promoting the Vancouver Whitecaps soccer team, club management…
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Turban-Esque: Bow Tie is a statement

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Fashion over the years in Bollywood

IMROZ MAUR VANCOUVER DESI Bollywood and Fashion go hand in hand; there is no Bollywood without fashion and there is no fashion without Bollywood. They…
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Wedding invitations – the Do’s

KIM TREHAN VANCOUVER DESI You are cordially invited…. We request the honor of your presence… Please join us… It is so difficult to decide on…
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India pilots a project that enables one to discretely report a rape at an…ATM machine?

SUNNY MANGAT VANCOUVER DESI India pilots a project that enables one to discretely report a rape at an…ATM machine? The latest idea someone has come…
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‘Angelina Effect’ makes more women test for breast cancer

IANS London – The ‘Angelina Effect’ has more than doubled the genetic counselling and testing for breast cancer risk among British women. The ‘Angelina Effect’…
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New vaccines can change India’s health battles: Melinda Gates

IANS New Delhi – Introduction of four new vaccines in India’s national immunization programme by the new government can bring immense change in the country’s…
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World’s first lab grown stem cells implanted

IANS Tokyo – Japanese researchers have successfully implanted lab-grown retinal tissue from induced pluripotent stem cells (iPS) into a woman in her 70s – the…
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Cancer that claimed Terry Fox now highly curable, other sarcomas still challenging

SHERYL UBELACKER THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO – At the time Terry Fox was treated for the bone cancer that claimed his leg and eventually led…
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Lab-generated stem cells set for human trial in Japan

IANS Tokyo – In a major boost to stem cell research, a Japanese patient with a debilitating eye disease is set to become the first…
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Gene key to slowing ageing process identified

IANS New York – In a major breakthrough, researchers have identified a gene that can slow the ageing process throughout the entire body when activated…
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E-cigarettes may open addiction to marijuana, cocaine

IANS New York – Assumed by many as a safe alternative to cigarette smoking, electronic cigarettes or e-cigarettes as they are popularly called may, in…
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Man who ate metal scraps lands in hospital after swallowing a powerful magnet

CEN AGENCY A hungry Indian man who ate metal bottle tops, nuts and bolts, and pieces of scrap metal after getting lost, severely injured himself…
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Man declared dead by hospital wakes up two days later

CEN AGENCY An Indian hospital who declared a man dead discovered he was actually still alive when police turned up an incredible two days later…
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International student in Ottawa launches campaign to raise money for new prosthetic leg

MEGHAN HURLEY OTTAWA CITIZEN A Carleton University PhD student from Malaysia has launched a fundraising campaign to replace his worn-out prosthetic leg. Selvan Mohan, 24, was born without a…
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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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