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Pakistan condemns U.S. TV series Homeland for its portrayal of Islamabad as a ‘grimy hellhole’

Claire Danes as Carrie Mathison in Homeland (Season 4, Episode 3). Joe Alblas/SHOWTIME/POSTMEDIA NEWS VANCOUVER DESI The... (more...)

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Disclosure by Navy SEAL Robert O’Neill who shot bin Laden sparks debate in special ops community about publicity

Robert O’Neill, 38, is a decorated veteran who killed Osama bin Laden KEN DILANIAN THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON... (more...)

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Colleagues confirm that Robert O Neill fired the fatal shots, but some are angry he is talking

In this photo taken on Dec. 20, 2013, Robert OíNeill a former Navy Seal team member, poses for a photo in Butte, Mont.... (more...)

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Robert O’Neill identified as Navy SEAL who killed Osama bin Laden in Pakistan (w/video)

Robert O’Neill, 38, is a decorated veteran who killed Osama bin Laden NATIONAL POST WIRE SERVICES Media reports have... (more...)

This undated file photo shows al Qaida leader Osama bin Laden in Afghanistan. According to media reports, the CIA was once planning to make and distribute a bin Laden action figure in an attempt to deter terrorism. AP Photo, File

CIA once planned to make Osama bin Laden action figure to deter terrorism

This undated file photo shows al Qaida leader Osama bin Laden in Afghanistan. According to media reports, the CIA was once... (more...)

In this May 17, 2014 file photo, then-India's next Prime Minister Narendra Modi attends a press conference at the party headquarters in New Delhi, India. AP Photo/Altaf Qadri, File

7 people charged in southern India with defaming new prime minister in college magazine

In this May 17, 2014 file photo, then-India’s next Prime Minister Narendra Modi attends a press conference at the party... (more...)

Samiullah Afridi (C), lawyer for Pakistani doctor Shakeel Afridi, who assisted the CIA in their hunt for Osama bin Laden, leaves the building after a hearing in Peshawar on October 30, 2013. A. MAJEED/AFP/Getty Images

After militant threats, lawyer quits case of Pakistan doctor who helped CIA find Bin Laden

Samiullah Afridi (C), lawyer for Pakistani doctor Shakeel Afridi, who assisted the CIA in their hunt for Osama bin Laden,... (more...)

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School library named for Osama bin Laden though terror leader’s image slowly fades in Pakistan

Maulana Abdul Aziz, head cleric of a Pakistani seminary, sits in a library named after slain al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden,... (more...)

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Osama Bin Laden’s son-in-law Sulaiman Abu Ghaith convicted at NYC terror trial

In this courtroom sketch, from left, Sulaiman Abu Ghaith stands next to his attorney, Stanley Cohen, as courtroom deputy... (more...)

(FILES)This April 17, 2002 file frame grab from the Saudi-owned television network MBC (Middle East Broadcasting Center) shows Suleiman Abu Ghaith, the spokesman of alleged terror mastermind Osama bin Laden's al-Qaeda network, claiming responsibility for the September 11 suicide attacks in the United States in an undated videotape broadcast by the Dubai-based MBC.  AFP/Getty Images

Jury selection to begin for biggest al-Qaida figure to face trial in NYC since Sept. 11

(FILES)This April 17, 2002 file frame grab from the Saudi-owned television network MBC (Middle East Broadcasting Center)... (more...)

This undated file photo shows al Qaida leader Osama bin Laden in Afghanistan. AP Photo

Al-Qaida remains threat to Canada despite Bin Laden’s death: CSIS

This undated file photo shows al Qaida leader Osama bin Laden in Afghanistan. AP Photo THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA —... (more...)

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Pakistan orders retrial for doctor who aided U.S. bin Laden search

This photograph taken on July 22, 2010, shows Pakistani surgeon Shakeel Afridi, who was working for the CIA to help find... (more...)

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U.S. mom with 2 kids celebrates one-month birthdays of rare identical triplet boys (with photos)

COREY WILLIAMS THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ST. CLAIR SHORES, Mich. – A suburban Detroit couple who have two older children are adjusting to life after becoming…
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Vancouver woman sues hot yoga guru Bikram Choudhury for sexual assault

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Meet Burnaby-born Indian classical vocalist Akhil Jobanputra

NINA BUDDHDEV SPECIAL TO VANCOUVER DESI Born in 1997 in Burnaby, BC Canada, Akhil Jobanputra is an upcoming Canadian Indian classical vocalist of the Mewati…
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From Mr. Modi: At last a glimmer of hope

UJJAL DOSANJH SPECIAL TO VANCOUVER DESI Some weeks ago I wrote what some felt were scathing bolgs; Modi: A Madari or A Nation Builder? on…
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End Gang Life: How parents can play a role in gang prevention

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God keep our land glorious and free: Bill C-51 a timely script to end terrorism on Canadian soil

SURESH KURL VANCOUVER DESI I understand life. It is an ongoing struggle for a safe and peaceful survival. I have lived through the 1947 partition…
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Got extra breast milk? Surrey Memorial Hospital NICU acting as dispensary

Fraser Health is making it easier for moms to donate through new program AMY REID SURREY NOW SURREY — Fraser Health is in need of…
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‘Heartbreaking’: Father sobs as children who died in tragic Alberta pesticide poisoning laid to rest

MARTY KLINKENBERG POSTMEDIA NEWS EDMONTON — Her small wooden casket draped in a white shroud, the first of two siblings to die in a tragic poisoning…
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Health Canada issues warning about bedbug control products after Alberta children deaths

THE CANADIAN PRESS EDMONTON — The federal government is warning Canadians of what it calls the “extreme danger” of using unregistered products to fight bedbugs….
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Another child from Alberta family dies after being exposed to pesticide

JOHN COTTER THE CANADIAN PRESS EDMONTON — Another child has died after being exposed to an insecticide his parents were using to kill bedbugs in…
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triplets

U.S. mom with 2 kids celebrates one-month birthdays of rare identical triplet boys (with photos)

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Ontario family files $12.5-million lawsuit against hospital over son’s suicide

Suit alleges 20-year-old was supposed to be checked every 15 minutes but was left unattended for more than 21/2 hours   VANCOUVER DESI A Brampton,…
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Two Fort McMurray children still in critical condition after pesticide poisoning

EDMONTON JOURNAL A Fort McMurray apartment unit contaminated by a dangerous pesticide that killed an infant and sickened four other children tested clear Tuesday, but…
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Indian city bans big public gatherings over swine flu fears, as deaths surpass 900 nationwide

R. K. MISRA THE ASSOCIATED PRESS AHMEDABAD, India — A west Indian city has banned large public gatherings in an attempt to halt the spread…
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This Nanimo man refused to accept that severed spinal cord would make walking impossible

JULIE CHADWICK NANAIMO DAILY NEWS The flocks of seagulls overhead make for a familiar sight as one rounds the curves of Cedar Road toward the…
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Merck gives free license allowing cheap versions of its HIV drug for children in poor nations

LINDA A. JOHNSON THE ASSOCIATED PRESS TRENTON, N.J. — Drugmaker Merck & Co. has granted a free license allowing one of its HIV medicines to…
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