Europe

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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Taste India: Mix creamed spinach with crispy paneer

RANDY SHORE POSTMEDIA NEWS When I go looking for ways to use garden greens, I often turn to Indian cuisine. Saag paneer is creamed spinach…
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Sikh community celebrates a harvest of goodness in B.C

JAGDEESH MANN VANCOUVER DESI For Vancouver publisher, Harbinder Singh Sewak, the dream was four years in the making. This week, as millions of Sikhs around…
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Narendra Modi welcomed in Toronto

Photos: Modi-mania hits Canada

VANCOUVER DESI Check out photos of Indian Prime Mininster Narendra Modi’s visit to Canada. RELATED STORIES: “Rock-star” Modi to get Bollywood-style welcome at Surrey Hindu…
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11 of 19 Surrey/Delta shootings between South Asian, Somalian groups

Even the wounded won’t help cops investigate drug dealers’ war KIM BOLAN POSTMEDIA NEWS METRO VANCOUVER — Two groups of young drug dealers who have…
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Blogs

CHOPRA ADDICTION AND WELLNESS CENTER BLOG: An Introduction to Ayurveda

NIRMALA RANIGA VANCOUVER DESI Ayurveda, a Sanskrit term meaning “science of life,” is a 5,000-year-old healing system founded in India. From the Ayurvedic perspective, we,…
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Taste India: Mix creamed spinach with crispy paneer

RANDY SHORE POSTMEDIA NEWS When I go looking for ways to use garden greens, I often turn to Indian cuisine. Saag paneer is creamed spinach…
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Vaisakhi: Childhood memories, nostalgia, a connection to the past and the future

RAJ THANDHI VANCOUVER DESI  For me cultural holidays and Punjabi food will always have a sense of nostalgia. They connect me to parts of my…
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Harnoor Gill supporting World Vision projects

“It takes a village to raise a child”

HARNOOR GILL VANCOUVER DESI “It takes a village to raise a child.” This famous African Proverb is one that gives new meaning to the definition…
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Morbidly obese B.C. woman denied reimbursement after weight-loss surgery complications in California

KEITH FRASER VANCOUVER DESI A B.C. woman who spent $85,000 in California for treatment of complications arising from surgery for morbid obesity has been denied…
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Sex crimes influenced by genes in families: Study

IANS London – Close male relatives of men convicted of sexual offences are more likely to commit the same types of crimes, Swedish scientists have…
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Homeopathy drugs for AIDS from snake venom, HIV Virus

IANS New Delhi – Scientific research into possible medicines for the dreaded AIDS disease from the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) itself and even snake venom…
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Breastfeeding women treat sex as survival strategy

IANS Washington – In a first such study that focuses on how women experience sex after having babies, US researchers have revealed that more time…
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Daddy Quota: Canada has found a way to get dads to do more housework

BRIGID SCHULTE THE WASHINGTON POST We’ve long known the importance of giving women the chance to spend some few weeks — or months — away…
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Courage To Come Back: Andy Bhatti makes it his life’s work to help young victims of sex abuse

SUSAN LAZARUK VANCOUVER DESI This is the first of six profiles on recipients of the 2015 Courage To Come Back Awards, presented by Coast Mental…
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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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