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Alleged Sri Lankan human smugglers caught off B.C. coast take case to Supreme Court

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Afghani police officer gets death penalty for shooting, killing AP photographer

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In this Thursday, June 19, 2014 photo, Syrian refugee children stand outside their tent at a Syrian refugee camp in the eastern Lebanese town of Majdal Anjar, Lebanon. AP Photo/Bilal Hussein

A look at the countries generating the most refugees

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UN: More than 50 million people displaced worldwide, largest number since World War II (w/ gallery)

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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

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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

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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...)

Refugee Canada program

Documents reveal Canadian government examined limiting refugees with health problems

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

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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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DESI-SOCCER

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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Health Check

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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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Hair Loss

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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World Health Organization

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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