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Jordan sees drop in tourism as country pays the price for its role in Islamic State fight

By Karin Laub THE ASSOCIATED PRESS PETRA, Jordan — It’s high season in Petra, an ancient city hewn from rose-colored... (more...)

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Airbnb signs deal to sponsor 2016 Olympics, easing Rio s housing shortage

By Jenny Barchfield THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Rio de Janeiro’s hotel bed shortage was eased on Friday, as online home share... (more...)

Q&A: A look at the solar plane attempting first round-the-world trip and pioneers behind it

By Aya Batrawy THE ASSOCIATED PRESS DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Two Swiss pioneers are attempting to fly around the... (more...)

China: Sri Lanka suspends $1.5B resort development as Colombo reevaluates formerly close ties

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS BEIJING — Sri Lanka has informed Beijing it is suspending work on a $1.5 billion Chinese-backed... (more...)

This photo taken on July 26, 2014 shows flowers, left by parents of an Australian victim of the crash, laid on a piece of the Malaysia Airlines plane MH17, near the village of Hrabove (Grabove), in the Donetsk region. The Malaysian passenger jet which blew up over rebel-held east Ukraine with the loss of all 298 people on board was hit by numerous "high-energy objects", according to a report on September 9, 2014 which could back up claims it was downed by a missile. BULENT KILIC/AFP/Getty Images

Tourism on the rise in Malaysia in 2014 despite aura of tragedy from double plane disasters

  This photo taken on July 26, 2014 shows flowers, left by parents of an Australian victim of the crash, laid on a piece... (more...)

Thanks to Anthony Bourdain, CNN s Bill Weir escapes studio for road trips

By David Bauder THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK — CNN’s Bill Weir can thank Anthony Bourdain for all the frequent-flier... (more...)

Uber teams up with hotel chain Starwood, giving hotel points for car rides

By Scott Mayerowitz THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK — Uber is partnering with hotel chain Starwood to give riders a bit... (more...)

Uber teams up with hotel chain Starwood, giving hotel points for car rides

By Scott Mayerowitz THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK — Uber is partnering with hotel chain Starwood to give riders a bit... (more...)

Starwood CEO van Paasschen resigns as board seeks better execution of its growth plans

By Scott Mayerowitz THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK — Frits van Paasschen, the energetic CEO of Starwood Hotels &... (more...)

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

By Scott Mayerowitz And David Koenig THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK — The deadly crash of a TransAsia plane into a river... (more...)

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...)

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...)

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Video shows Sikh man thrashed in suspected racial attack in Birmingham

IANS London – In a suspected racial attack, police in Britain have come across footage posted online in which a Sikh man is seen being…
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Gallery: Miss India 2015 beauty queens

VANCOUVER DESI While Aditi Arya was crowned Femina Miss India 2015, the first and second runners-up were Aafreen Rachel Vaz and Vartika Singh. The trio…
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Courage To Come Back: Andy Bhatti makes it his life’s work to help young victims of sex abuse

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Simplify Your Space for Spring

NIRMALA RANIGA VANCOUVER DESI “There exists within each of us a natural state of simple and open awareness in which we feel happy, light, and…
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Calling all Tabla students, teachers and artists to Surrey

NINA BUDDHDEV SPECIAL TO VANCOUVER DESI  Pandit Yogesh Samsi will be conducting a 4-day Tabla workshop series from March 30 to April 2 and a Solo table concert on…
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Ready, Set, Fundraise!

HARNOOR GILL VANCOUVER DESI A fitness goal is unlike any other goal in this world and it’s a goal in life that almost everyone strives…
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Whitest Brown Guy: Not your typical Hockey Dad

RANDY SANGHA VANCOUVER DESI So here I am at the tail of end of the ice hockey season.  No, not those guys…what are they called,…
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When my life was interrupted by cancer

HINDUSTAN TIMES As Benjamin Franklin pointed out, the only two certainties in life are death and taxes. The latter comes as a grim reminder every…
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Woman goes into labour on board Qatar Airways flight, gives birth before emergency landing

THE CANADIAN PRESS The passenger load on a Qatar Airways flight grew by one when a woman went into labour and delivered her baby before…
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Measles alert issued in Vancouver

VANCOUVER DESI Travellers aboard an Air China flight to Vancouver may have been exposed to the measles virus, say local health officials. Vancouver Coastal Health…
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Popular artificial sweetener may treat aggressive cancers

IANS New York – Once considered as a possible carcinogen, the artificial sweetener saccharin could actually lead to the development of drugs capable of combating…
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‘She cut me.… I’m pregnant’: Police release woman’s 911 call after unborn baby ‘removed’ from womb

WASHINGTON POST A 26-year-old pregnant woman in Colorado, spotting a Craigslist ad for baby clothes, drove to the home of the woman who placed the…
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Wealth behind decline in number of reproducing males

IANS New York – Researchers have discovered a dramatic decline in genetic diversity in male lineages four to eight thousand years ago — likely the…
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‘We should be eating things that taste good’

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WASHINGTON POST In residency, there’s a saying: The days are long, but the years are short. In neurosurgical training, the day usually began a little…
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Indian doctors use glue to fix patient’s bleeding lung

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