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On Everest, mountaineers, Sherpas have long known the dangers of Khumbu Icefall

FILE: Unidentified mountaineers walk past the Hillary Step while pushing for the summit of Mount Everest as they climb the... (more...)

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Video: Leopard causes panic in Indian city as it springs from the roof, chases rescue workers, bites a man

Urbanization pushing residents and wild animals closer together CANADA.COM ( function() { pnShowVideo( '0_kgck63bu', '',... (more...)

Malaysia Airlines flight MH192 bound for Bangalore turned back towards and parked at Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Sepang, Malaysia, Monday, April 21, 2014. AP Photo/Vincent Thian

Malaysia Airlines jet turns back to Kuala Lumpur after tire burst, lands safely

Malaysia Airlines flight MH192 bound for Bangalore turned back towards and parked at Kuala Lumpur International Airport in... (more...)

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Indian passenger train derailment leaves dozens of people with mostly minor injuries (w/gallery)

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Seder in Nepal gets Passover supplies delivered in time

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK — Passover supplies made it to Kathmandu, Nepal, on Monday in time for an annual Seder... (more...)

File photo: A water taxi passes a houseboat on the serene backwaters of the southern state of Kerala. Wendy Rockburn/Ottawa Citizen

Victoria-based adventure company honoured by National Geographic for Indian tour

File photo: A water taxi passes a houseboat on the serene backwaters of the southern state of Kerala. Wendy Rockburn/Ottawa... (more...)

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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Gallery: Super-luxury resort in Kashmir’s Meadow of Flowers

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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...)

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Court orders Air India to reinstate overweight air hostesses it fired

Air India to reinstate air hostesses fired for being overweight. BLOOMBERG NEWS NEW DELHI — A court in New Delhi ordered... (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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Possibly drunk Indian student chases tiger in its enclosure (w/video)

VANCOUVER DESI A 23-year-old engineering student jumped into a tiger enclosure at a north Indian zoo, taunted the animals... (more...)

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World’s smallest deer that’s more like a ‘mouse’ born at a Spain zoo

CEN AGENCY The world’s smallest deer – more like a mouse – with a heritage stretching back millions of years has been born at a…
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Indians view rape as ‘very big problem’: Poll

MATTHEW PENNINGTON THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — A new poll shows that Indians view rape as a big problem in their country and think the…
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Gallery: No one wants these luxury villas in ‘The City of the Dead’

CEN AGENCY These are the luxury homes that no-one wants in a place locals call ‘The City of the Dead’. Over 100 villas here have…
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In this Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014, file photo, Miss America 2014 Nina Davuluri attends the NCAA college basketball game between Syracuse and North Carolina State in Syracuse, N.Y. AP Photo/Nick Lisi

Miss America asks U.S. high school to reconsider suspending student who asked her to prom (w/ gallery)

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS  YORK, Pa. — Miss America is asking a Pennsylvania school district to reconsider the punishment of a high school senior who asked…
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Blogs

Rolling Dreams: Watched a Book, Read a film

RASIKA POTE VANCOUVERDESI Didn’t get the title of my post? Let’s make it simple for you. I recently watched ‘2 States’ the film directed by…
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Fitness Facts: Power of Zinc

What’s causing you TO sniffle – allergies, a cold or maybe  depression – did you know there’s one supplement that can help with ALL three…
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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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Bollywood film actor Vivek Oberoi, who voices the villain in Hindi, poses with an actor dressed in an original Spiderman costume from Hollywood during the footage screening, trailer and music video launch and press conference for the film 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2' in Mumbai on April 18, 2014. STR/AFP/Getty Images

Vivek Oberoi supports Narendra Modi, calls him karma yogi

IANS Mumbai  – Actor Vivek Oberoi has come out in support of Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi and says he is…
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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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