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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

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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)

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Gallery: Couples pose for ‘romantic and beautiful’ underwater photos

VANCOUVER DESI Some memories need to be captured in the most beautiful and romantic settings, especially when it comes to life’s important occasions involving weddings…
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Indian athlete with six toes on each foot attempts to overcome deformity to medal at Asian Games

C. RAJSHEKHAR RAO THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW DELHI – Merely wearing shoes is painful for Swapna Barman. She was born with six toes on each…
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Kids attending Surrey farm school likely helping to feed some striking teachers (w/video)

GLENDA LUYMES VANCOUVER DESI Instead of pencils and books, kids took up carrots and cucumbers Thursday at “farm school.” As the teachers’ strike stretches on,…
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South Africa prosecuting authority unhappy with Oscar Pistorius judgement in shooting death of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp

IANS Pretoria – South Africa’s top prosecuting authority Friday expressed its disappointment on not being able to secure a conviction on the original charge of…
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India pilots a project that enables one to discretely report a rape at an…ATM machine?

SUNNY MANGAT VANCOUVER DESI India pilots a project that enables one to discretely report a rape at an…ATM machine? The latest idea someone has come…
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Turban-Esque: Setting of Summer

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Winter Weddings: Is it truly worth it?

KIM TREHAN VANCOUVER DESI Don’t be surprised if you have received an invitation to a wedding in November or December.  Over the years, I have…
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How is it possible that a fifth of Indian politicians have criminal charges against them?

SUNNY MANGAT VANCOUVER DESI Prime Minister Narendra Modi stresses the importance of politicians to come together to protect the women of India. According to the…
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Cancer

Cancer that claimed Terry Fox now highly curable, other sarcomas still challenging

SHERYL UBELACKER THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO – At the time Terry Fox was treated for the bone cancer that claimed his leg and eventually led…
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Lab-generated stem cells set for human trial in Japan

IANS Tokyo – In a major boost to stem cell research, a Japanese patient with a debilitating eye disease is set to become the first…
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Gene key to slowing ageing process identified

IANS New York – In a major breakthrough, researchers have identified a gene that can slow the ageing process throughout the entire body when activated…
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E-cigarettes may open addiction to marijuana, cocaine

IANS New York – Assumed by many as a safe alternative to cigarette smoking, electronic cigarettes or e-cigarettes as they are popularly called may, in…
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Man who ate metal scraps lands in hospital after swallowing a powerful magnet

CEN AGENCY A hungry Indian man who ate metal bottle tops, nuts and bolts, and pieces of scrap metal after getting lost, severely injured himself…
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Man declared dead by hospital wakes up two days later

CEN AGENCY An Indian hospital who declared a man dead discovered he was actually still alive when police turned up an incredible two days later…
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International student in Ottawa launches campaign to raise money for new prosthetic leg

MEGHAN HURLEY OTTAWA CITIZEN A Carleton University PhD student from Malaysia has launched a fundraising campaign to replace his worn-out prosthetic leg. Selvan Mohan, 24, was born without a…
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File photo: A nurse loads a syringe. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chuck Stoody

South Surrey clinic places public ‘at risk,’ says document filed in Supreme Court

LARISSA CAHUTE VANCOUVER DESI A South Surrey clinic has “placed members of the public at risk” by falsely claiming to be naturopathic doctors and administering…
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India’s Rice Bucket Challenge gives a ‘meaningful twist’ to ALS ice bucket challenge

VANCOUVER DESI India has created its own “desi” version of the ALS ice bucket challenge that has swept the globe. While the original icy cold…
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This April 7, 2014 file photo shows a Yemeni health worker giving a boy a polio vaccine during a house to house polio immunization campaign in Sanaa, Yemen. Polio has been wiped out of many countries thanks to massive use of oral vaccine. AP Photo/Hani Mohammed, File

Best polio vaccine? Oral and injectable, used in tandem, new study says

HELEN BRANSWELL THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO — For decades scientists have debated whether injectable or oral polio vaccine is the best option for trying to…
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Obesity guru

I don’t think that obesity is a laughing matter: Doctor takes the comic route to teach Canadians about obesity

EDMONTON – Dr. Arya Sharma, one of the leading experts on obesity in Canada, doesn’t make fat jokes. But he still pokes fun at the…
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Eight-year-old Indian boy’s swollen hands are larger than his head

VANCOUVER DESI Kaleem, an eight-year-old Indian boy suffering from a mystery condition has puzzled doctors after his hands swelled to giant proportions and are larger…
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