Europe

Northern California man runs 7 marathons on 7 continents in a week

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS SAN FRANCISCO — A San Francisco man has completed seven marathons in seven days on seven continents. Thirty-one-year-old... (more...)

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The plunging euro won t benefit American shoppers but will make European vacations cheaper

By Scott Mayerowitz And Anne D’Innocenzio THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK — Americans hoping to save on European... (more...)

The plunging euro won t benefit American shoppers but will make European vacations cheaper

By Scott Mayerowitz And Anne D’Innocenzio THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK — Americans hoping to save on European... (more...)

The 61st edition of Quebec City s big winter carnival runs Jan. 30-Feb. 15

By Peter Rakobowchuk THE CANADIAN PRESS MONTREAL — The weather outside may be frightful but that’s never stopped... (more...)

Dollar gains mean big savings for US travellers abroad, although summer fares are still costly

By David Koenig THE ASSOCIATED PRESS DALLAS — If you’ve been putting off a trip abroad because it’s too... (more...)

Go For the Food: For an Emirati taste in Dubai or Abu Dhabi, skip the malls and camel burgers

By Aya Batrawy THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates — The main road connecting Abu Dhabi with Dubai... (more...)

The quick growth of Asian airlines creates challenge: how to safely train enough jet pilots

By Scott Mayerowitz And David Koenig THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK — Every week, a combined total of 28 new planes... (more...)

As crews search for AirAsia Indonesia Flight 8501, here are some answers about the missing jet

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Will it deflate too soon? Does it slow me down?: Skiers concerned about airbag safety system

By Andrew Dampf THE ASSOCIATED PRESS VAL GARDENA, Italy — Some skiers are concerned they will turn into the puffy “Michelin... (more...)

EU s Alpine tourism hubs brace for fewer Russian visits amid Ukraine, ruble and oil-price pain

By Jamey Keaten THE ASSOCIATED PRESS PARIS — Russia’s tensions with the West over Ukraine and the slump for the... (more...)

After years of delays and revamp, Airbus delivers first A350 wide-body jet, to Qatar Airways

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS PARIS — Airbus has at last delivered its first A350 jet, handing over the wide-body plane to Qatar... (more...)

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Indian capital New Delhi bans taxi service Uber after alleged rape by driver

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Raise your hand, send us a selfie and make a statement against racism (with video)

VANCOUVER DESI Vancouver Desi’s digital anti-racism campaign, Raise Your Hands Against Racism, officially kicked off Thursday, with people across the Lower Mainland sending in selfies…
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Miss Universe Canada scores big buzz online with outlandish hockey costume (w/ photos)

THE CANADIAN PRESS MIAMI — Chanel Beckenlehner is hoping to take home the crown at the Miss Universe pageant, but win or lose, she’s scored…
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A herd of wild elephants from the nearby Amsung reserve forest roam in a paddy field in search of food, in Hajong Bori village, about 35 kilometers (22 miles) east of Gauhati, India, Thursday, March 22, 2007. AP Photo/ Anupam Nath

Tourists trampled to death in India after flash of camera sends elephant in ‘mad frenzy’

VANCOUVER DESI An Indian couple has been trampled to death and a tour guide injured after the flash of a camera sent an elephant in…
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Bollywood dance guru Shiamak Davar gets Canadian dignitaries grooving with a dance lesson

VANCOUVER DESI A number of Canadian dignitaries got their very own personal dance lesson from the guru of Bollywood dance himself, Shiamak Davar, while attending…
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Blogs

Ujjal Dosanjh, former B.C. premier and Liberal MP at his home in Vancouver. Arlen Redekop / PNG

Delhi Elections: Bedi Says a Leaders’ Debate is a Tamasha (Circus)! Really?

UJJAL DOSANJH SPECIAL TO VANCOUVER DESI Voters of Delhi: Beware of the undemocratic proclivities of Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) and Ms. Kiran Bedi the former…
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Harnoor Gill, a World Youth Ambassador with World Vision, is pictured here manning the World Visiion booth at Sunny View Middle School in Brampton, Ontario. Submitted photo.

Horizon: Help protect families from Ebola with World Vision

HARNOOR GILL VANCOUVER DESI As many of you might know, I am a part of the organization of World Vision as one of the many…
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A man reads the latest issue of French weekly newspaper Charlie Hebdo bearing a cartoon of Prophet Mohammed at a French bookseller in Abidjan on January 19, 2015. SIA KAMBOU/AFP/Getty Images

The Paris Massacre: Two wrongs don’t make a right

SURESH KURL VANCOUVER DESI  Freedom of thought, belief, opinion and expression, including freedom of the press and other media is a right, enshrined in legislation/law,…
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Wrong? Right?

Who is the Next Dr. King?

RAYMON GREWAL VANCOUVER DESI Monday was a great day to remember Martin Luther King Jr, but America still falls short of paying real tribute to…
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Health Check

FILE PHOTO: A nine-year-old Palestinian girl  suffering from scoliosis sits as her mother shows her back x-ray as she is treated by U.S. pediatric orthopedic surgeon Hugh Watts (L) February 18, 2004 at Al-Quds hospital, in Gaza City. Abid Katib/Getty Images

Seven-year-old Scoliosis patient in Western India cured by revolutionary surgery

IANS Mumbai  – A seven-year-old girl in Mumbai suffering from Scoliosis is the first in Western India to successfully undergo a new and revolutionary procedure…
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Desi-weird news

Baby who ‘spontaneously combusted’ gets round-the-clock care at Indian hospital (with video)

VANCOUVER DESI A six-day-old baby is being given “round-the-clock” care in an Indian hospital after his mother claimed the boy spontaneously combusted, according to Britain’s…
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Sharon Nordstrom. Submitted photo.

Saskatoon woman snared in alleged fraudulent MS trial held in India

JONATHAN CHARLTON THE STARPHOENIX Sharon Nordstrom feels ashamed for participating in a $38,000 multiple sclerosis stem cell treatment in India that was not all it was…
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Indian scientists design morphine replacement for pain therapy

SAHANA GHOSH IANSKolkata – In a breakthrough that could impact the blurring realms of pain and pleasure, Indian scientists have designed a potential morphine replacement,…
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Researchers advise pregnant women to limit exposure to receipts and plastic

MARGARET MUNRO POSTMEDIA NEWS Pregnant women are being warned to avoid reaching for credit card and cash register receipts as the ubiquitous bits of paper…
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Sex show

New Pakistani TV show focuses on sex, a topic once considered taboo in the religiously conservative country

ADIL JAWAD THE ASSOCIATED PRESS KARACHI, Pakistan — In religiously conservative Pakistan, a television call-in advice show is tackling an issue rarely discussed in public:…
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The influence of speech on toddlers

IANS New York – Talking to your toddlers could help strengthen their capacities to learn and succeed later in life, a research has revealed. Infants…
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Vancouver doctors find vial of urine hidden in patient’s rectum (with photos)

TOM BLACKWELL NATIONAL POST Vancouver doctors investigating a patient’s mysterious abdominal complaints were stunned to discover a vial of urine hidden inside his rectum, an…
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anti-ageing medicine

Ibuprofen an anti-ageing medicine?

IANS Washington – A common drug, Ibuprofen, which tackles pain and fever may also hold the key to a longer, healthier life, a study says….
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Forever young? UBC researchers may have stumbled upon the secret to youthful skin

Mice without a certain enzyme didn’t appear to age RANDY SHORE POSTMEDIA NEWS Scientists at the University of B.C. searching for ways to slow the…
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