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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...)

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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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Cineplex Free Movies October 18, 2014

Coupon Queen: Cineplex hosts free movies on Saturday, October 18

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Karva Chauth: To fast for a man or a celebration of womanhood?

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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

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Heads up: Those trendy man buns can cause the loss of your precious hair (w/video)

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Parkinson’s disease progression may be reversed

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Facebook, Apple to finance female staff freezing their ovaries

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Canada-born Bollywood actress Lisa Ray plans cancer research institute in India

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Cadaver shortage makes simulation best alternative for medical students

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