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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...)

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Nepal s only international airport to remain closed at least another day with blocked runway

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS KATHMANDU, Nepal — Nepal’s only international airport will remain closed at least another... (more...)

Blocked runway closes Nepal s only international airport for 2nd day, stranding thousands

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS KATHMANDU, Nepal — Nepal’s only international airport remained closed for a second day Thursday,... (more...)

Correction: Travel-Trip-India-Taj Mahal s Secret story

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS BURHANPUR, India — A corrected version of the story is below: Taj Mahal endures, but its birthplace... (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...)

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Indian city bans big public gatherings over swine flu fears, as deaths surpass 900 nationwide

Indian relatives of swine flu patients sit outside an isolation ward for swine flu at the Civil Hospital in Ahmadabad, India,... (more...)

TAJ MAHAL

Taj Mahal endures but its little-known birthplace in Burhanpur crumbles slowly (with photos)

Taj Mahal's Secret ◄ Back Next ► ◄ Back Next ► Picture... (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...)

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IANS Los Angeles – Indian-American spine surgeon Sanjay Khurana was playing golf Thursday when a single-engine plane crashed on the course. The pilot was none…
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‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ banned in India (with photos, video)

IANS Los Angeles – American erotic romantic drama “Fifty Shades of Grey” has been banned in India. The country’s film censors decided the raunchy film…
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Canada-wide initiative helps immigrants find work in fields for which they have prepared

LARISSA CAHUTE VANCOUVER DESI When Manbir Randhawa immigrated from India to B.C., she knew she’d have to “start from scratch” in order to land a…
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Doctor’s afraid to release baby who ‘spontaneously combusted’ to his mom

VANCOUVER DESI Doctors in India are reluctant to release a baby who ‘spontaneously combusted’ to his mom, fearing she suffers from an attention-seeking syndrome, Britain’s…
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No More Violence: Threat Against Anna Hazare From Canada

UJJAL DOSANJH SPECIAL TO VANCOUVER DESI Anna Hazare is no Gandhi. Yet his contribution in advancing the war on corruption in India is indisputable. He…
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Indian for Everyone brings restaurant mainstays home

LAURA BREHAUT NATIONAL POST Spices, and the way you use them, are key to Indian cooking. But don’t let the myriad blends discourage you from…
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Meet Burnaby-born Indian classical vocalist Akhil Jobanputra

NINA BUDDHDEV SPECIAL TO VANCOUVER DESI Born in 1997 in Burnaby, BC Canada, Akhil Jobanputra is an upcoming Canadian Indian classical vocalist of the Mewati…
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From Mr. Modi: At last a glimmer of hope

UJJAL DOSANJH SPECIAL TO VANCOUVER DESI Some weeks ago I wrote what some felt were scathing bolgs; Modi: A Madari or A Nation Builder? on…
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Want in vitro treatment? Must vow you have had lots and lots of sex first

THE CANADIAN PRESS Quebec women who want government-financed in vitro fertilization will have to sign a statement saying they have been sexually active for a…
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Alberta deaths

Alberta boy exposed to bedbug pesticide taken off ventilator, improving: family friend

JOHN COTTER THE CANADIAN PRESS EDMONTON — A child in hospital after being exposed to a pesticide his parents used to kill bedbugs has been…
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Got extra breast milk? Surrey Memorial Hospital NICU acting as dispensary

Fraser Health is making it easier for moms to donate through new program AMY REID SURREY NOW SURREY — Fraser Health is in need of…
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‘Heartbreaking’: Father sobs as children who died in tragic Alberta pesticide poisoning laid to rest

MARTY KLINKENBERG POSTMEDIA NEWS EDMONTON — Her small wooden casket draped in a white shroud, the first of two siblings to die in a tragic poisoning…
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Alberta deaths

Health Canada issues warning about bedbug control products after Alberta children deaths

THE CANADIAN PRESS EDMONTON — The federal government is warning Canadians of what it calls the “extreme danger” of using unregistered products to fight bedbugs….
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Another child from Alberta family dies after being exposed to pesticide

JOHN COTTER THE CANADIAN PRESS EDMONTON — Another child has died after being exposed to an insecticide his parents were using to kill bedbugs in…
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U.S. mom with 2 kids celebrates one-month birthdays of rare identical triplet boys (with photos)

COREY WILLIAMS THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ST. CLAIR SHORES, Mich. – A suburban Detroit couple who have two older children are adjusting to life after becoming…
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Ontario family files $12.5-million lawsuit against hospital over son’s suicide

Suit alleges 20-year-old was supposed to be checked every 15 minutes but was left unattended for more than 21/2 hours   VANCOUVER DESI A Brampton,…
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Two Fort McMurray children still in critical condition after pesticide poisoning

EDMONTON JOURNAL A Fort McMurray apartment unit contaminated by a dangerous pesticide that killed an infant and sickened four other children tested clear Tuesday, but…
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Indian city bans big public gatherings over swine flu fears, as deaths surpass 900 nationwide

R. K. MISRA THE ASSOCIATED PRESS AHMEDABAD, India — A west Indian city has banned large public gatherings in an attempt to halt the spread…
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