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Korea Ferry: Officers hoped to stabilize vessel, didn’t order immediate evacuation, lost time, says crew

South Korean Coast Guard officers search for missing passengers aboard a sunken ferry in the waters off the southern coast... (more...)

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South Korean rescue team members search for passengers aboard a ferry sinking off South Korea's southern coast, in the water off the southern coast near Jindo, south of Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, April 17, 2014.

Korea Ferry: Angry families confront president over ferry tragedy

South Korean rescue team members search for passengers aboard a ferry sinking off South Korea’s southern coast, in... (more...)

Train derailment

Indian passenger train derailment leaves dozens of people with mostly minor injuries (w/gallery)

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World stock markets rise, shrug off slower Chinese economic growth

By Elaine Kurtenbach THE ASSOCIATED PRESS TOKYO — World stock markets rose Wednesday as China’s slowdown in the... (more...)

Asian stock markets rise, shrug off slower Chinese economic growth

By Elaine Kurtenbach THE ASSOCIATED PRESS TOKYO — Shares rose Wednesday in Asia as positive sentiment from strong corporate... (more...)

Missing MH370 mystery

Malaysia Airlines: Robotic sub aborts first search for missing jet after reaching maximum depth in Indian Ocean

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Asian stock markets mixed as China growth jitters offset perk from US data, earnings

By Yuri Kageyama THE ASSOCIATED PRESS TOKYO — Asian stock markets were mixed Tuesday as jitters about China’s... (more...)

Seder in Nepal gets Passover supplies delivered in time

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK — Passover supplies made it to Kathmandu, Nepal, on Monday in time for an annual Seder... (more...)

File photo: A water taxi passes a houseboat on the serene backwaters of the southern state of Kerala. Wendy Rockburn/Ottawa Citizen

Victoria-based adventure company honoured by National Geographic for Indian tour

File photo: A water taxi passes a houseboat on the serene backwaters of the southern state of Kerala. Wendy Rockburn/Ottawa... (more...)

Search for missing Malaysian plane remains fruitless

Canberra/Kuala Lumpur, April 13 (IANS) — A dozen aircraft and 14 ships Sunday continued the search for a missing Malaysia... (more...)

China, Australia to speed up FTA talks

Beijing, April 13 (IANS) — China and Australia Saturday expressed hope to hasten negotiations on a Free Trade Agreement... (more...)

Month-long mystery of Flight 370 wears on some air travellers, though others have ‘no fear’

By Niniek Karmini THE ASSOCIATED PRESS JAKARTA, Indonesia — The Indonesian mother of three had flown without her kids... (more...)

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File photo: Indian villagers gather near the body of an elephant in a field in the northeastern state of Assam on July 8, 2013. It is believed that the elephant was electrocuted by power lines as they walked through fields of growing rice at night . STRSTRDEL/AFP/Getty Images

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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Blogs

Coupon Queen: How To Save Money On Your BC Hydro Bill

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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