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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

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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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Frustrated Port of Metro Vancouver truckers want government to push companies to comply with action plan

THE CANADIAN PRESS VANCOUVER — Drivers servicing the country’s largest port urged government on Monday to take swift action against trucking companies, which they say…
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B.C. Securities Commission finds Vancouver woman who ran a Ponzi scheme committed $100 million fraud

ALMAS MEHERALLY VANCOUVER DESI VANCOUVER – A B.C. Securities Commission panel has found that a Vancouver woman and two companies she controlled committed a $100-million fraud….
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Canada balks at returning Indian statue of a woman believed stolen from Khajuraho temple

DOUGLAS QUAN POSTMEDIA NEWS  India is trying to repatriate a “voluptuous” 12th-century statue of a woman with a parrot on her bare shoulder that somehow…
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TransLink says human error caused SkyTrain meltdown Monday

The SkyTrain power outage that stranded thousands of commuters Monday afternoon was caused by human error, according to TransLink. An experienced electrician was installing a…
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Will Israeli and Palestinian children ever find peace?

SUNNY MANGAT VANCOUVER DESI The Israeli-Palestine conflict has been an ongoing struggle that began around the mid-20th Century. BBC UK has reported in the past…
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TASTE INDIA: Recipe for Lamb and Blueberry Rogan Josh

BC BLUEBERRY COUNCIL It’s blueberry season in B.C. again, and this year we’re expecting one of our province’s most bountiful crops yet. So heat things up…
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A Decision: How my dad’s story is Canada’s story

HARMAN PANDHER VANCOUVER DESI “A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” ~ Lao-tzu Two years ago this past Canada Day, my…
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In this Aug. 24, 2013 file photo, photojournalists, with black bands around their mouth, participate in a protest against the gang rape of a female photojournalist in Mumbai, in Gauhati, India. AP Photo/Anupam Nath

It’s time for India to step-up

SUNNY MANGAT VANCOUVER DESI Life of a woman… A daughter, a wife, a mother and a widow. Each stage is directly entwined to a male,…
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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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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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Teenager undergoes rare spine disorder surgery, walks within couple of days

IANS Gurgaon – A 16-year old girl has successfully undergone a complex surgery for a spinal cord disorder at a hospital here, a doctor said…
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A doctor uses a stethoscope on a patient on September 5, 2012 in Berlin, Germany. Adam Berry/Getty Images

Roundtable highlights refugee health-care struggles due to government cutbacks

CLARE CLANCY THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO — Every second Saturday, a small clinic in Toronto offers free medical care to anyone who needs it —…
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SFU’s bhangra study needs postmenopausal dancing women

SURREY NOW SURREY — Postmenopausal South Asian women are needed for a study on the impact of bhangra dancing on their health. Researchers at Simon…
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Disabled nine-year-old boy who spent days tethered to a Mumbai bus stop marks new beginning

VANCOUVER DESI This weekend marked a new beginning for the nine-year-old deaf and mute boy who made headlines across the globe after photos of him…
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Neymar coming to Kerala for ayurveda treatment?

IANS Thiruvananthapuram – TV channels in Kerala Tuesday went berserk, saying injured Brazilian footballer Neymar was likely to come to the state to undergo ayurveda…
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A hospital in Indian city of Pune celebrates the birth of every girl child by distributing sweets to the locals and offering free deliveries and care. AP Photo/Mahesh Kumar A.

Revolutionary Indian hospital celebrates birth of every girl child with free deliveries, post-delivery care and sweets

QUAID NAJMI IANS  Pune – The peace in Pune’s Hadapsar area was suddenly shattered by a man banging away at a steel plate with a…
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