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Stephen Harper cancels Malala Yousafzai citizenship ceremony in light of Ottawa shooting

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LIBERTY MEDAL

MPs vote to make Pakistani teen Malala Yousafzai honorary Canadian citizen

This Oct. 10, 2014, file photo shows Malala Yousafzai speaking during a media conference at the Library of Birmingham, in... (more...)

LIBERTY MEDAL

Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai to be honoured with Liberty Medal for her work to educate girls

This Oct. 10, 2014, file photo shows Malala Yousafzai speaking during a media conference at the Library of Birmingham, in... (more...)

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Malala Yousafzai to visit Canada, get honorary citizenship

Malala Yousafzai. AP Photo/Mohammad Hannon STEPHANIE LEVITZ THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA – The young Pakistani education... (more...)

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Pakistan army arrests 10 militants suspected in attack on teen activist Malala Yousafzai (w/video)

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Photos: In country long awash with weapons of war, paintball takes hold in Afghanistan with splat

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Supporters of Pakistan's cricket celebrity-turned-politician Imran Khan rally against government in Lahore, Pakistan, Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014. AP Photo/K.M. Chaudary

Pakistan’s prime minister denies asking army to mediate with demonstrators outside parliament

Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif waves on his arrival at New Delhi airport on May 26, 2014. Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz... (more...)

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Another radical group splits from Pakistani Taliban amid military offensive against militants

File: Pakistani men, who were displaced with their families from Pakistan’s tribal areas due to fighting between the... (more...)

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Malala Yousafzai urges young people to start working now to change world

Malala Yousafzai. AP Photo/Mohammad Hannon THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Pakistani teenager Malala Yousafzai, who was shot by the... (more...)

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Afghani police officer gets death penalty for shooting, killing AP photographer

In this April 7, 2005 file photo, Associated Press photographer Anja Niedringhaus poses in Rome. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong,... (more...)

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Pakistani teen Malala Yousafzai’s advice for her peers: Be grateful for your education

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Malala Yousafzai, who survived being shot by the Taliban because she advocated education for girls, has been named the National Constitution Center's Liberty Medal recipient and is scheduled to receive the award at a ceremony on Oct. 21, 2014, in Philadelphia. AP Photo/Jessica Rinaldi, File

Pakistani girl who was shot by Taliban for advocating female education wins Liberty Medal

Malala Yousafzai, who survived being shot by the Taliban because she advocated education for girls, has been named the National... (more...)

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Diwali celebrations in Vancouver and Surrey

DiwaliFest celebrates its 11th anniversary from Oct. 17 to 26 at various sites in Surrey and Vancouver. Diwali Celebration Friday, Oct. 24 at Firehall Centre…
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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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Light up Diwali with this delicious dinner: Butter Chicken, Basmati Rice with Peas, Chickpea Masala and Gulab Jamun

Indian festival is a fine reason for a feast BAL ARNESON POSTMEDIA NEWS Diwali is India’s biggest festival. People light candles and divas (small Indian…
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INDIA-WILDLIFE-ELEPHANT

Heartbreaking photos of two elephants electrocuted in India

IANS Siliguri – Two elephants, including a female, were electrocuted in West Bengal’s Darjeeling district Saturday, an official said. The tuskers were found in a…
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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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A look at the long and treacherous history behind today’s Diwali celebrations

SURESH KURL VANCOUVER DESI  History is full of treacheries and conspiracies. There is one in the family of Dashratha, the mighty king of Ayodhya. He…
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Harnoor Gill is all set to promote the World Vision’s Gift Catalogue campaign.

How to help World Vision this holiday season

HARNOOR GILL VANCOUVER DESI World Vision is an organization that I happen to be a Youth Ambassador of and it is my joy to be…
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Pink Chai Living: Preserving the food culture of India with traditional cooking

RAJ THANDHI VANCOUVER DESI This week I’m bringing back ‘ghar ka khana’ (homemade food). Let’s make cooking traditional foods cool again. For the last few…
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Health Check

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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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Hair Loss

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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Cadaver shortage makes simulation best alternative for medical students

RUPESH DUTTA IANS  New Delhi – With India facing a grave shortage of cadavers in medical institutions to train its doctors, surgical simulation – replacing…
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British Columbians support doctor-assisted death: polls

TIFFANY CRAWFORD POSTMEDIA NEWS A new poll says 87 per cent of British Columbians support assisted dying, while across Canada 84 per cent of respondents…
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