Mass protests fail to topple Pakistan PM, rattling conventional view of a country in crisis

By Munir Ahmed THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ISLAMABAD – It had all the elements of a classic coup: thousands descending on... (more...)

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Anti-government cleric ends months-long protest in Islamabad

By Zarar Khan THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ISLAMABAD – A fiery anti-government cleric has ended his 65-day long sit-in protest... (more...)

Anti-government cleric ends months-long protest in Islamabad

By Zarar Khan THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ISLAMABAD – A fiery anti-government cleric says he has ended his 65-day long sit-in... (more...)

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Pakistan pulls anti-government TV channel off air, accuses it of ‘maligning’ judiciary

A Pakistani journalist gestures during a protest against the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) in Islamabad... (more...)

Pakistan pulls anti-government TV channel off air, accuses it of ‘maligning’ judiciary

By Asif Shahzad THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ISLAMABAD – An anti-government TV news channel in Pakistan was taken off air for... (more...)


Pakistan court upholds death penalty for Christian woman convicted of blasphemy

  Pakistani Christian protestors demonstrate against the killing of slain minorities minister Shahbaz Bhatti ,in Lahore... (more...)

Pakistani court upholds death penalty for Christian convicted of blasphemy

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ISLAMABAD – A defence lawyer in Pakistan says a top court has upheld the death sentence of a Christian... (more...)

Willing for serious dialogue, but Pakistan not, says India

New Delhi, Oct 14 (IANS) — India Tuesday said it was willing for a “serious dialogue” with Pakistan on... (more...)

Nobel for Indian man and Pakistani girl highlights message of peace between rival nations

By Katy Daigle THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW DELHI – One is Muslim, the other Hindu. One a Pakistani, the other Indian.... (more...)

Pakistan has to de-escalate tensions, will respond appropriately: India

New Delhi, Oct 10 (IANS) — India Friday squarely blamed Pakistan for the tensions along the border, saying “de-escalation... (more...)

Former Pakistan PM Gilani’s son booked for murder

Islamabad, Oct 9 (IANS) — Former Pakistan prime minister Yousuf Raza Gilani’s son has been booked in a murder... (more...)

Of healing, perseverance and courage (IANS Books This Weekend)

What prompted Malala Yousafzai to speak up against the Taliban? How does love sear and consume and how can one heal with... (more...)

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Two dead, including gunman, in school shooting north of Seattle

DOUG ESSER THE ASSOCIATED PRESS MARYSVILLE, Wash. — A student opened fire in a high school cafeteria north of Seattle on Friday, killing at least…
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Ottawa shooter kicked out of Burnaby mosque two years ago

Zehaf-Bibeau was asked to leave the mosque, because he had “gotten a hold of keys and stuff from the mosque, and when he got out…
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U.S. company penalized for mistreatment of Indian employees working 122 hours in a week

MICHAEL LIEDTKE THE ASSOCIATED PRESS SAN FRANCISCO – A Silicon Valley company is paying more than $43,000 in back wages and penalties after labour regulators…
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Surrey soccer captain played the U-18 national club championship using only one foot

KYLE BENNING SURREY NOW SOUTH SURREY – Kyle Sohi’s perseverance and performance in the 2014 Sport Chek National Club Championships U-18 Cup Final might go…
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Raita Biscuits

JESSIE LEHAIL VANCOUVER DESI I started this year with a goal to become a better runner and train for a marathon. For me it was…
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Dosanjh: We must criminalize glorification, encouragement of terrorism

UJJAL DOSANJH SPECIAL TO VANCOUVER DESI Canada is no stranger to terrorism. Nonetheless what has happened in the heart of our capital on the heels…
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Decadent Diwali-Inspired Chocolate Twirls

JESSIE LEHAIL VANCOUVER DESI No one does decadent desserts better than (sweeping generalization alert:) South Asians during festive holidays like Diwali. With the cornucopia of…
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Canada is Losing the Values War

UJJAL DOSANJH SPECIAL TO VANCOUVER DESI The dreaded happened in St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, a quiet historic town in Quebec. Many years ago I stayed there for a…
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Pakistan detects 3 more polio cases, bringing total to 220 as world marks awareness day

MUNIR AHMED THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ISLAMABAD – The World Health Organization said Friday that three more polio cases have surfaced in Pakistan, bringing the number…
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Australian surgeons successfully transplant ‘dead’ heart

IANS Sydney – Australian surgeons said Friday that they have made a major breakthrough by making a dead heart beat again and successfully using it…
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Toddlers may show signs of autism at 18 months

IANS New York – Younger siblings of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) may show signs of the disorder by the time they are just…
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How omega-6 fatty acids lower bad cholesterol

IANS London – A study has detected a gene that affects blood cholesterol levels by generating a compound from omega-6 polyunsaturated fatty acids, called lipoxins…
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Dallas health workers who treated Ebola case banned from travel

IANS/EFE Austin (Texas) – The authorities in Dallas have ordered 75 health workers who attended a patient who died of the Ebola virus to not…
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Heads up: Those trendy man buns can cause the loss of your precious hair (w/video)

NICK EAGLAND VANCOUVER DESI It’s a hairstyle being sported by cutting-edge, trendsetting men, but the man bun may be causing Vancouver’s hipsters to go bald….
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Parkinson’s disease progression may be reversed

IANS London – Certain drugs can help reverse the effects caused by Parkinson’s disease, a study on fruit flies shows. Mutations in a gene called…
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Facebook, Apple to finance female staff freezing their ovaries

IANS San Francisco – Apple and Facebook have added an extra incentive to women considering working at the tech giants by giving female employees the…
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Ebola cases in West Africa could reach 10,000 per week: WHO

IANS Geneva – The World Health Organisation (WHO) has warned that the Ebola epidemic in West Africa could reach 5,000 to 10,000 cases per week…
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Canada-born Bollywood actress Lisa Ray plans cancer research institute in India

IANS Mumbai – Ever since Canada-born Indian actress Lisa Ray battled Multiple Myeloma, a form of cancer, she has campaigned for the cause and spoken…
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