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Yemeni child brides, eight year-old Nojud Ali (L) and nine year-old Arwa (R), pose for a picture as they celebrate their divorces, granted them by a Yemeni court, with a party in the capital Saana on July 30, 2008. KHALED FAZAA/AFP/Getty Images

Harper government provides $20 million to UNICEF to help end forced marriages

Yemeni child brides, eight year-old Nojud Ali (L) and nine year-old Arwa (R), pose for a picture as they celebrate their... (more...)

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Prime Minister Stephan Harper, left, and Christian Paradis, minister for International Development in November 2013. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes

Canada expands aid targets, but no new money for foreign development

Prime Minister Stephan Harper, left, and Christian Paradis, minister for International Development in November 2013. THE... (more...)

Mternal and child health

Stephen Harper pledges $3.5B to buttress mother and child health initiative to 2020

Prime Minister Stephen Harper annouces an additional $3.5 billion over five years towards the prime minister’s maternal,... (more...)

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Stephen Harper’s mother-child health summit shuns media

A mother brings her infant for a check-up at one of 18 facilities supported by the Aga Khan Health Services in Rushan, Tajikistan.... (more...)

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Sri Lanka accuses Canada of using Commonwealth funding as political tool

Sri Lanka accuses Canada of using Commonwealth funding for political purposes. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld THE ASSOCIATED... (more...)

The Aga Khan, spiritual leader of the world's 15-million Shia Ismaili Muslims, receives a standing ovation from the House of Commons, on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Thursday February 27, 2014. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Fred Chartrand

A breakdown of the public’s reaction to the Aga Khan’s Parliament address

The Aga Khan, spiritual leader of the world’s 15-million Shia Ismaili Muslims, receives a standing ovation from the... (more...)

The Aga Khan (centre), spiritual leader of the Ismaili Muslims, is greeted by Stephen Harper Prime Minister of Canada and his wife Laureen on Parliament in Ottawa, Thursday February 27, 2014. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Fred Chartrand

Aga Khan tells MPs, senators that Canada is a leader among nations (w/ photos, video)

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The Dahla Dam is a signature $50 million dollar dam irrigation project funded and overseen by Canadians. Matthew Fisher/Postmedia News

A Canadian legacy still under construction; Afghanistan’s Dahla Dam not functional until 2017

The Dahla Dam is a signature $50 million dollar dam irrigation project funded and overseen by Canadians. Matthew Fisher/Postmedia... (more...)

Governor General David Johnston oversees a ceremony giving royal assent to government legislation in the Senate on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Thursday, December 12, 2013. THE CANADIAN PRESS/ Patrick Doyle

Gov. Gen. David Johnston to visit India at the end of the month

Governor General David Johnston oversees a ceremony giving royal assent to government legislation in the Senate on Parliament... (more...)

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Man who urinated on Komagata Maru memorial offers apology; suffers serious mental disorder says police

ALMAS MEHERALLY VANCOUVER DESI Man who urinated on Komagata Maru memorial in Vancouver’s Coal Harbour suffers mental... (more...)

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Man who allegedly urinated on Komagata Maru memorial won’t be charged

A man is seen urinating on the Komagata Maru memorial in Coal Harbour, Vancouver. Submitted photo. ALMAS MEHERALLY VANCOUVER... (more...)

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Stephen Harper: Toronto voters will pass judgment on Ford, but he can’t have my job (w/video)

File: Prime Minister Stephen Harper shakes hands with Toronto Mayor Rob Ford. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Mark Blinch THE CANADIAN... (more...)

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India employs men dressed in ape suits to scare away monkeys from parliament

VANCOUVER DESI The Indian government has hired ape-men or men dressed as langurs to scare off monkeys from the parliament and government buildings, according to…
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weird news

Retired Indian soldier’s ear sliced off for refusing to shave his moustache

HINDUSTAN TIMES A retired Indian soldier’s alleged refusal to shave off his luxuriant twirled moustache cost him his ear in a Bihar town. Ramanuj Verma…
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Man finds five-foot-long crocodile in his bathroom

VANCOUVER DESI A family in Western India got the shock of their life when a five-foot-long crocodile was discovered in the shower of their family…
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Minor allegedly raped by temple priest in southern India

HINDUSTAN TIMES An 11-year-old girl was allegedly raped by a temple priest in Bangalore on Tuesday, less than a month after a seven-year-old was raped…
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Blogs

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Here Come the Newly Weds!

KIM TREHAN VANCOUVER DESI Men dressed in bright uniforms, playing the traditional tune of the Bollywood hit song “Mere yaar ki shaadi hai” (It’s my…
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Chopra Addiction and Wellness Center Blog: Using Nonviolent Communication To Nurture Your Relationships

NIRMALA RANIGA VANCOUVER DESI “When all your desires are distilled You will cast two votes:
 To love more. And be happy.”
~Hafiz Human beings are social…
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It’s a girl! Those words were a death sentence for 37 million girls and counting in India

SUNNY MANGAT VANCOUVER DESI It’s a girl! Unfortunately for approximately 37 million girls in India- these words were their fate. According to the 2011 Census…
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Fitness Facts – Benefits of Indian Lassi

In the age of shakes made of every vegetable and fruit imaginable or protein powder power drinks – let’s take things back to a time…
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Commonwealth Games

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Indian artistic gymnast Dipa gets bronze

IANS Glasgow – Indian artistic gymnast Dipa Karmakar clinched the women’s vault bronze in the final of the Commonwealth Games here Thursday. England’s Claudia Fragapane…
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India bags three gold medals, one silver in wrestling (w/gallery)

Sushil Kumar, Amit Kumar and Vinesh won gold, Canadian Korey Jarvis defeated Rajeev Tomar who won silver IANS Glasgow – Sushil Kumar led the charge…
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Kate, William and other royals in the house at the Commonwealth Games

DENNIS PASSA THE ASSOCIATED PRESS GLASGOW — The second in line to the British throne visited the Commonwealth Games on Monday, and he brought along…
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Health Check

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Antibiotic-fed poultry harming consumers: Study

IANS New Delhi – Large scale, indiscriminate use of antibiotics in the poultry industry has led to antibiotic resistance in Indians who are falling prey…
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Lechal-wearable technology

Vibrating Indian smart shoes help you navigate to your destination handsfree

VANCOUVER DESI A smart shoe in India is claiming to be the next big thing in wearable technology. The Lechal (“take me there” in Hindi,) from…
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Bollywood Bigg Boss

Salman Khan’s charitable organization to help 100 kids with heart condition

IANS Mumbai – Bollywood superstar Salman Khan has announced that his Being Human (BH) charitable organization will help “100 genuine patients” suffering from heart condition…
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Indian baby whose head swelled to three times its size smiling and laughing a year later (w/ photos)

VANCOUVER DESI A three-year-old girl in New Delhi who was given little chance of survival after her head swelled to three times its normal size…
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Prescription pill bottle containing oxycodone is pictured in a June 20, 2012 photo. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graeme Roy

Former U.S. chief of medicine indicted for prescription fraud

IANS Washington  – A U.S. court has indicted a former chief of medicine of illegally running a prescription racket that led to the death of…
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Indian teen boy gets 232 teeth removed from “very rare” tumour in his jaw

VANCOUVER DESI A 17-year-old boy in India underwent a seven-hour long operation on Monday to have a whopping 232 teeth removed from a “very rare”…
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Dos and don’ts for pregnant women while travelling

IANS New Delhi – Expecting mothers with normal pregnancy are not prevented from travelling by airplane, train, four-wheelers, but they need to be cautious, says…
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A different kind of courtroom drama: Woman gives birth to baby girl in witness room

IANS London – A heavily-pregnant woman gave birth to a baby girl in a court in Britain after going into labour in the witness room,…
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HIV epidemic

Number of people with HIV unchanged worldwide over the last two years: UNAIDS

United Nations claims it can stop epidemic by 2030 THE ASSOCIATED PRESS LONDON — The number of people living with HIV worldwide has remained virtually…
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Research fraud

Toronto doctor says it’s time to lock up research miscreants

MARGARET MUNRO VANCOUVER DESI A leading Toronto doctor has reignited debate over research fraud saying doctors and academics who fudge and fabricate data should be…
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