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In this Aug. 27, 2013 file photo, Associated Press photographer Anja Niedringhaus, right, and AP journalist  Kathy Gannon, are pictured during a visit to the photo agency Keystone in Zurich, Switzerland

Afghanistan begins criminal investigation in killing of AP photographer and Canadian journalist

In this Aug. 27, 2013 file photo, Associated Press photographer Anja Niedringhaus, right, and AP journalist Kathy Gannon,... (more...)

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Malala Yousafzai, speaks to The Associated Press at Zaatari refugee camp near the Syrian border, in Mafraq, Jordan, Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014. AP Photo/Mohammad Hannon

Teenage Pakistani activist says plight of Syrian children stark reminder of her home agony

Malala Yousafzai, speaks to The Associated Press at Zaatari refugee camp near the Syrian border, in Mafraq, Jordan, Tuesday,... (more...)

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Asylum seeker killed in violent protest at Australian-run detention camp at Papua New Guinea (w/ photos)

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Thousands of Afghan refugee children struggle in Pakistan (w/gallery)

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Tibetan schoolchildren hold up portraits of spiritual leader the Dalai Lama and Indian freedom fighter Mahatma Gandhi during a protest rally in New Delhi, India , Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013. AP Photo /Manish Swarup

Victoria group offers chance to help newly arrived Tibetan refugees

Tibetan schoolchildren hold up portraits of spiritual leader the Dalai Lama and Indian freedom fighter Mahatma Gandhi during... (more...)

Left to right: Jorge Salazar, Mark Gifford (centre back), Nay Bu Taw and Marlio Herrera Lira at the Surrey City Centre Library in Surrey. This group has held conferences on immigrant and refugee youth issues and advises officials on what programs are and aren't effective for helping them acclimatize to BC. Arlen Redekop / PNG

Racism in Paradise: Language barriers, cultural differences can isolate new students in Canadian schools

Left to right: Jorge Salazar, Mark Gifford (centre back), Nay Bu Taw and Marlio Herrera Lira at the Surrey City Centre Library... (more...)

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Documents reveal Canadian government examined limiting refugees with health problems

Jason Kenney during a news conference in Ottawa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Fred Chartrand BENJAMIN SHINGLER THE CANADIAN PRESS MONTREAL... (more...)

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Tibetans in exile can apply for Indian citizenship, 204 refugees expected to leave for Canada this year

Tibet’s prime minister-in-exile, Lobsang Sangay. JOHN THYS/AFP/Getty Images IANS Dharamsala –  Tibetan prime... (more...)

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Owner of vessel alleged to be involved in human smuggling denied bail

The owner of the MV Sun Sea has been denied bail. Submitted photo/Canadian Forces files KEITH FRASER VANCOUVER DESI The owner... (more...)

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Surrey programs aims to steer immigrants and refugees away from needing city charities

LARISSA CAHUTE VANCOUVER DESI Executive Director Marilyn Herrmann (left) chats with volunteer Tony Fogarty at the Surrey... (more...)

The MV Sun Sea is escorted past Fisgard Lighthouse and into CFB Esquimalt in Colwood, B.C., in this Aug. 13, 2010 file photo. The seeming disconnect between recent rulings in two separate cases highlights the difficulty in handling the many passengers found aboard the two boatloads of Tamils - one group on the MV Sun Sea and the other on the MV Ocean Lady - fleeing the conflict in Sri Lanka when they arrived in Canadian waters. Jonathan Hayward/The Canadian Press

Federal court overturns Sun Sea passenger’s refugee status; refugee board grants protection to traveller aboard Ocean Lady

ADRIAN HUMPHREYS  POSTMEDIA NEWS The MV Sun Sea is escorted past Fisgard Lighthouse and into CFB Esquimalt in Colwood,... (more...)

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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File photo: Indian villagers gather near the body of an elephant in a field in the northeastern state of Assam on July 8, 2013. It is believed that the elephant was electrocuted by power lines as they walked through fields of growing rice at night . STRSTRDEL/AFP/Getty Images

Four elephants die from shoddy electrical wires in Indian forest

VANCOUVER DESI A wild elephant has died after it was electrocuted when it stumbled into low hanging electrical wires in a northeastern Indian forest, according…
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Gallery: Weird Indian political party names and symbols

VANCOUVER DESI In a country with over 800 million eligible voters, which symbol you vote for is very important. The largest political parties have simple…
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Six-year-old worshipped for patch of hair on his back that has grown into a tail

VANCOUVER DESI A six-year-old Indian boy is being worshipped by villagers for a small patch of hair on his back that has grown into a…
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Opinion: Britain’s youngest mom — 12-year-old — isn’t a case for the midwife, it’s a case for the police

ALLISON PEARSON THE DAILY TELEGRAPH  A girl aged 12 years and three months became Britain’s youngest mother over the weekend. She was still at primary…
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Coupon Queen: How To Save Money On Your BC Hydro Bill

RUBY BEDI BAINS VANCOUVER DESI The recent 9% BC Hydro rate increase was no April Fools’ prank.  Did it motivate you to find ways to save?…
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Indian Congress Party Vice-President Rahul Gandhi gestures to supporters during a rally in New Delhi on April 6, 2014. Chandan Khanna/AFP/Getty Images

Democracy: A blessing with a touch of curse

SURESH KURL VANCOUVER DESI  It was an irresistible sunny winter morning of 1956. Civics teacher Ras Bihari Johri invited us – the grade eleven students…
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Wicked Cricket: Vancouver Windies’ victorious third time in a row

VIDU SAHABANDU VANCOUVER DESI Vancouver Windies bagged another victory on Sunday and are looking forward to a fourth to make it to the semifinals. Captain…
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TASTE INDIA: Chicken with Cashews and Mango Sauce

Indian dishes made simple with Bal Arneson’s latest cookbook featuring tasty seasoning combinations JULIAN ARMSTRONG POSTMEDIA NEWS Indian cooking has become ever more popular, thanks…
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Gallery: Weird Indian political party names and symbols

VANCOUVER DESI In a country with over 800 million eligible voters, which symbol you vote for is very important. The largest political parties have simple…
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Investors hope India elections will bring new government to break deadlock, revive growth

KAY JOHNSON THE ASSOCIATED PRESS MUMBAI, India — India’s stock market has hit several new highs in the last month and the once-struggling rupee has…
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Indian city bans selfies inside polling booths (w/gallery)

VANCOUVER DESI The next selfie you snap could land you in jail – for Indian voters at least. According to Indian news publication the Bangalore…
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India Elections: Rahul Gandhi attacks Narendra Modi’s ‘toffee model’

IANS Agra – Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi kept up his attack on BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi’s “toffee model” of development that only…
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India Elections: Narendra Modi attacks Rahul Gandhi over ‘toffee model’, regrets targeting PM

IANS Hazaribagh/Bhagalpur – BJP’s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi Tuesday took a dig at Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi for his “toffee model” jibe, and…
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India's opposition Bharatiya Janata Party's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi greets his supporters as he arrives to address an election rally in Vaishali, outskirts of New Delhi, India, Thursday, April 3, 2014. AP Photo/Saurabh Das

PM aspirant Modi’s marital status triggers questions from rivals during Indian elections

ASHOK SHARMA THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW DELHI — India’s governing Congress party on Friday asked election authorities to prosecute the Hindu nationalist opposition’s prime ministerial…
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Women comprise half of Indian voters, but remain marginalized despite formidable women leaders

NIRMALA GEORGE THE ASSOCIATED PRESS SARAI, India — Trudging home after a long day harvesting wheat, Veena Devi has little time for the political workers…
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