Europe

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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Passenger attempts suicide inside Emirate jet toilet on Dubai-India flight

FILE: Emirates Airline Group touches down at Toronto’s Lester B. Pearson Airport . Peter J. Thompson/National Post ADAM... (more...)

Strike keeps Passover supplies from reaching organizers of holiday meal in Kathmandu, Nepal

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK — There’s a Passover crisis brewing in an unlikely location: Kathmandu, Nepal. Each... (more...)

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British woman used as a drugs mule faces life imprisonment in Pakistan

British prisoner Khadija Shah, who has been convicted of attempting to smuggle narcotics, covers her face with a garment... (more...)

Luigi Maraldi of Italy whose stolen passport was used by a passenger boarding a missing Malaysia Airlines plane, talks to a reporter at Phuket police station in Phuket province, southern Thailand. AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit

Investigation into missing Malaysian plane throws spotlight on passport theft in Thailand

Luigi Maraldi of Italy whose stolen passport was used by a passenger boarding a missing Malaysia Airlines plane, talks to... (more...)

St. Patrick’s Day festivities kick off with bagpipes, beer amid tension over gays in US

By Meghan Barr THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK — St. Patrick’s Day festivities were in full swing Sunday with the... (more...)

St. Patrick’s Day festivities kick off with bagpipes and beer amid tension over gays in US

By Meghan Barr THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK — St. Patrick’s Day festivities were in full swing Sunday with the... (more...)

St. Patrick’s Day festivities kick off with bagpipes and beer amid tension over gays in US

By Meghan Barr THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK — St. Patrick’s Day festivities were in full swing Sunday with the... (more...)

Two Malaysian Airlines (MAS) planes are seen obscured by haze on the tarmac at Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) in Sepang, outside Kuala Lumpur on March 9, 2014. MOHD RASFAN/AFP/Getty Images

It’s too early to say why a Malaysia Airlines plane vanished but here are some probable causes

Two Malaysian Airlines (MAS) planes are seen obscured by haze on the tarmac at Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA)... (more...)

It’s too early to say why a Malaysia Airlines plane vanished but here are some probable causes

By Scott Mayerowitz THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK — The most dangerous parts of a flight are takeoff and landing. Rarely... (more...)

Smithsonian examines influences of Indian-Americans in US history, culture over 200 years

By Brett Zongker THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — Indian-Americans are doctors, engineers, motel owners, taxi drivers... (more...)

Smithsonian examines influences of Indian-Americans in US history, culture over 200 years

By Brett Zongker THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — Indian-Americans are doctors, engineers, motel owners, taxi drivers... (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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