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A gallery worker poses with a painted portrait of Malala Yousafzai, the teenage Pakistani advocate for girls education who was shot in the head by the Taliban in 2012, by Jonathan Yeo at the National Portrait Gallery in central London on September 10, 2013. LEON NEAL/AFP/Getty Images

Auction of Malala Yousafzai portrait by British artist Yeo expected to bring $60,000

A gallery worker poses with a painted portrait of Malala Yousafzai, the teenage Pakistani advocate for girls education who... (more...)

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School library named for Osama bin Laden though terror leader’s image slowly fades in Pakistan

Maulana Abdul Aziz, head cleric of a Pakistani seminary, sits in a library named after slain al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden,... (more...)

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Pakistani Taliban calls an end to ceasefire but says talks with government to continue

A Pakistani policeman shows a bomb blast victim picture to labourers of a market for identification outside the hospital. MUNIR... (more...)

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Selena Gomez, Seth Rogen and other celebrities tell Malala Yousafzai’s story in campaign video (w/ video)

Selena Gomez in the We Are Silent campaign video. Screengrab/YouTube VANCOUVER DESI Some of Hollywood’s top stars have... (more...)

Pakistani Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan speaks during a press conference in Islamabad, Pakistan, Sunday, April 13, 2014. AP Photo/Anjum Naveed

Pakistan’s interior minister promises next round of peace talks with Taliban in coming days

Pakistani Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan speaks during a press conference in Islamabad, Pakistan, Sunday, April... (more...)

Pakistani mourners grieve the death of relatives at a hospital in Islamabad on April 9, 2014. A bomb tore through a bustling Islamabad market, killing at least 17 people, police and hospital officials said, the latest violence to hit government peace talks with the Taliban. FAROOQ NAEEM/AFP/Getty Images

Officials say clashes between Taliban factions in Pakistan’s remote northwest kill dozens

Pakistani mourners grieve the death of relatives at a hospital in Islamabad on April 9, 2014. A bomb tore through a bustling... (more...)

In this Aug. 27, 2013 file photo, Associated Press photographer Anja Niedringhaus, right, and AP journalist  Kathy Gannon, are pictured during a visit to the photo agency Keystone in Zurich, Switzerland

Afghanistan begins criminal investigation in killing of AP photographer and Canadian journalist

In this Aug. 27, 2013 file photo, Associated Press photographer Anja Niedringhaus, right, and AP journalist Kathy Gannon,... (more...)

FILE - In this Aug. 27, 2013 file photo, Associated Press photographer Anja Niedringhaus, right, and AP journalist  Kathy Gannon, are pictured during a visit to the photo agency Keystone in Zurich, Switzerland. Fellow officers say the Afghan police commander who killed Niedringhaus and wounded Gannon on April 4, 2014, seemed a calm, pious man who may have come under the influence of Islamic fundamentalists calling for vengeance against foreigners over drone strikes.(AP Photo/Keystone, Walter Bieri, File)

Afghan criminal investigation begins in killing of AP photographer and wounding of AP reporter

FILE – In this Aug. 27, 2013 file photo, Associated Press photographer Anja Niedringhaus, right, and AP journalist... (more...)

In this Oct. 26, 2001 file photo, Associated Press Islamabad bureau chief Kathy Gannon reports from the basement of the AP house in Kabul, Afghanistan, during a night of heavy bombing. AP Photo/Dimitri Messinis

Wounded AP correspondent Kathy Gannon chronicles conflict, life in Afghanistan, Pakistan

In this Oct. 26, 2001 file photo, Associated Press Islamabad bureau chief Kathy Gannon reports from the basement of the AP... (more...)

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Pakistani Taliban have stepped up attacks on border posts: Afghanistan

Afghan motorcycle travellers (L) halt at a checkpoint in Jalalabad on April 3, 2014, two days before some 12 million Afghans... (more...)

In this file photo taken Sept. 23, 2009, a column of U.S. Army mine-resistant armored vehicles (MRAPs) and Afghan National Army vehicles pass through a village during a joint patrol in the Jalrez Valley in Afghanistan's Wardak Province. AP Photo/Maya Alleruzzo

U.S. seeking buyers for old hardware from Afghan war, says Pakistan won’t be getting any

In this file photo taken Sept. 23, 2009, a column of U.S. Army mine-resistant armored vehicles (MRAPs) and Afghan National... (more...)

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Four elephants die from shoddy electrical wires in Indian forest

VANCOUVER DESI A wild elephant has died after it was electrocuted when it stumbled into low hanging electrical wires in a northeastern Indian forest, according…
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Gallery: Weird Indian political party names and symbols

VANCOUVER DESI In a country with over 800 million eligible voters, which symbol you vote for is very important. The largest political parties have simple…
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Six-year-old worshipped for patch of hair on his back that has grown into a tail

VANCOUVER DESI A six-year-old Indian boy is being worshipped by villagers for a small patch of hair on his back that has grown into a…
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Opinion: Britain’s youngest mom — 12-year-old — isn’t a case for the midwife, it’s a case for the police

ALLISON PEARSON THE DAILY TELEGRAPH  A girl aged 12 years and three months became Britain’s youngest mother over the weekend. She was still at primary…
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RUBY BEDI BAINS VANCOUVER DESI The recent 9% BC Hydro rate increase was no April Fools’ prank.  Did it motivate you to find ways to save?…
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Indian Congress Party Vice-President Rahul Gandhi gestures to supporters during a rally in New Delhi on April 6, 2014. Chandan Khanna/AFP/Getty Images

Democracy: A blessing with a touch of curse

SURESH KURL VANCOUVER DESI  It was an irresistible sunny winter morning of 1956. Civics teacher Ras Bihari Johri invited us – the grade eleven students…
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Wicked Cricket: Vancouver Windies’ victorious third time in a row

VIDU SAHABANDU VANCOUVER DESI Vancouver Windies bagged another victory on Sunday and are looking forward to a fourth to make it to the semifinals. Captain…
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TASTE INDIA: Chicken with Cashews and Mango Sauce

Indian dishes made simple with Bal Arneson’s latest cookbook featuring tasty seasoning combinations JULIAN ARMSTRONG POSTMEDIA NEWS Indian cooking has become ever more popular, thanks…
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Gallery: Weird Indian political party names and symbols

VANCOUVER DESI In a country with over 800 million eligible voters, which symbol you vote for is very important. The largest political parties have simple…
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Investors hope India elections will bring new government to break deadlock, revive growth

KAY JOHNSON THE ASSOCIATED PRESS MUMBAI, India — India’s stock market has hit several new highs in the last month and the once-struggling rupee has…
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Indian city bans selfies inside polling booths (w/gallery)

VANCOUVER DESI The next selfie you snap could land you in jail – for Indian voters at least. According to Indian news publication the Bangalore…
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India Elections: Rahul Gandhi attacks Narendra Modi’s ‘toffee model’

IANS Agra – Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi kept up his attack on BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi’s “toffee model” of development that only…
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India Elections: Narendra Modi attacks Rahul Gandhi over ‘toffee model’, regrets targeting PM

IANS Hazaribagh/Bhagalpur – BJP’s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi Tuesday took a dig at Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi for his “toffee model” jibe, and…
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India's opposition Bharatiya Janata Party's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi greets his supporters as he arrives to address an election rally in Vaishali, outskirts of New Delhi, India, Thursday, April 3, 2014. AP Photo/Saurabh Das

PM aspirant Modi’s marital status triggers questions from rivals during Indian elections

ASHOK SHARMA THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW DELHI — India’s governing Congress party on Friday asked election authorities to prosecute the Hindu nationalist opposition’s prime ministerial…
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Women comprise half of Indian voters, but remain marginalized despite formidable women leaders

NIRMALA GEORGE THE ASSOCIATED PRESS SARAI, India — Trudging home after a long day harvesting wheat, Veena Devi has little time for the political workers…
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