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Attempts to salvage Everest climbing season fail as teams cancel, Sherpas quit

Everest climbing season in disarray as climbing teams cancel and talks with Sherpas fall flat. AP Photo/ Pasang Geljen Sherpa BINAJ... (more...)

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Malaysia Airlines: Material that washed ashore in western Australia being examined in missing jet search

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Atlanta airport to launch $2M incentive program aimed at bolstering new international service

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ATLANTA — Atlanta City Council has agreed to establish a five year, $2 million incentive program... (more...)

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On Everest, mountaineers, Sherpas have long known the dangers of Khumbu Icefall

FILE: Unidentified mountaineers walk past the Hillary Step while pushing for the summit of Mount Everest as they climb the... (more...)

Malaysia Airlines flight MH192 bound for Bangalore turned back towards and parked at Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Sepang, Malaysia, Monday, April 21, 2014. AP Photo/Vincent Thian

Malaysia Airlines jet turns back to Kuala Lumpur after tire burst, lands safely

Malaysia Airlines flight MH192 bound for Bangalore turned back towards and parked at Kuala Lumpur International Airport in... (more...)

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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...)

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...)

Missing MH370 mystery

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

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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...)

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Gallery: A new restaurant offers sexed-up dinners (WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT)

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Missing jet Mystery

Malaysia Airlines: Search for Flight 370 picks up new signal in the Indian Ocean

A handout picture made available by the Australian Defense on 10 April 2014 shows Seaman Georgina Brooks signal HMAS Success... (more...)

Anthony Bourdain returns to CNN for his strongly-rated travelogue

By David Bauder THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK — Anthony Bourdain has travelled to all sorts of exotic places over the... (more...)

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NRI diaspora

Bride dumps addict NRI groom on wedding day

VANCOUVER DESI In Jalandhar, a  city dominated by NRIs, a woman dumped her newly wedded NRI husband after becoming suspicious that he was a drug…
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Justin Bieber

Narendra Modi gets more ‘NO’ votes than Justin Bieber in TIME poll

IANS New Delhi – BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi had many more “NO” votes than Canadian pop singer Justin Bieber and polled far fewer…
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Religion

British tourist to be deported from Sri Lanka for sporting a Buddha tattoo

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS COLOMBO, Sri Lanka — Sri Lankan authorities will deport a British tourist for having an image of Buddha tattooed on her arm,…
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India-Australia

Indian student granted asylum in Australia because he’s gay

IANS Sydney – A gay Indian student, who fled his country to escape his oppressive family and an arranged marriage, has been granted refugee status…
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Blogs

Rolling Dreams: Watched a Book, Read a film

RASIKA POTE VANCOUVERDESI Didn’t get the title of my post? Let’s make it simple for you. I recently watched ‘2 States’ the film directed by…
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Fitness Facts: Power of Zinc

What’s causing you TO sniffle – allergies, a cold or maybe  depression – did you know there’s one supplement that can help with ALL three…
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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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Bollywood

Gallery: Bollywood stars keep their date with the ballot box

VANCOUVER DESI Bollywood stars Aamir Khan, Shah Rukh Khan, Amitabh Bachchan, Aishwarya Rai and hubby Abhishek Bachchan, Farhan Akhtar and Sonam Kapoor were among a…
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Narendra Modi

110 million vote in India, BJP says it’s ‘Modi tsunami’ (w/gallery)

IANS New Delhi – Nearly 110 million people peacefully voted Thursday in 117 Lok Sabha constituencies in 12 states in a staggered election that will…
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Justin Bieber

Narendra Modi gets more ‘NO’ votes than Justin Bieber in TIME poll

IANS New Delhi – BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi had many more “NO” votes than Canadian pop singer Justin Bieber and polled far fewer…
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Arvind Kejriwal

Narendra Modi, Arvind Kejriwal, Arundhati Roy among Time’s 100 most influential people

ARUN KUMAR IANS Washington – Bharatiya Janata Party’s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi and Aam Aadmi Party leader Arvind Kejriwal have made it to Time…
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Bollywood film actor Vivek Oberoi, who voices the villain in Hindi, poses with an actor dressed in an original Spiderman costume from Hollywood during the footage screening, trailer and music video launch and press conference for the film 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2' in Mumbai on April 18, 2014. STR/AFP/Getty Images

Vivek Oberoi supports Narendra Modi, calls him karma yogi

IANS Mumbai  – Actor Vivek Oberoi has come out in support of Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi and says he is…
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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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