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Stephen Harper: Attack by ‘terrorist’ on Parliament Hill won’t weaken Canada’s resolve

Prime Minister Stephen Harper, shown in this screen grab from an online video from the PMO, making a statement on the attacks... (more...)

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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...)

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

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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

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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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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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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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We Must Criminalise Glorification/Encouragement of Terrorism By Ujjal Dosanjh

Canada is no stranger to terrorism. Nonetheless what has happened in the heart of our capital on the heels of what happened in Sait- Jean-sur-Richilieu…
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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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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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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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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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