N. America

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...)

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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...)

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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Malaysia Airlines: Spotters hunting missing jet face monotony, nausea, tricks of the eye

◄ Back Next ► ◄ Back Next ► Picture 1 of... (more...)

FAA says Boeing 787′s design, manufacture safe despite the cutting-edge jet’s many problems

By Joan Lowy THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — Boeing’s design and manufacture of its cutting-edge 787 jetliner... (more...)

US says Boeing 787′s design, manufacture safe despite the cutting-edge jet’s many problems

By Joan Lowy THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — Boeing’s design and manufacture of its cutting-edge 787 jetliner... (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...)

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Missing Malaysian airliner’s pilot joked, smoked with female passengers in the cockpit at 30,000 feet

Jonti Roos has told A Current Affair of her friendship with Fariq Abdul Hamid, the first officer of Flight MH370 when she... (more...)

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Indian red tape holding up return of daughter’s body to U.S. family

Paula Waters’ family is trying to get her body to the U.S. after she died in India. Facebook Photo VANCOUVER DESI An... (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...)

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NRI diaspora

Bride dumps addict NRI groom on wedding day

VANCOUVER DESI In Jalandhar, a  city dominated by NRIs, a woman dumped her newly wedded NRI husband after becoming suspicious that he was a drug…
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Justin Bieber

Narendra Modi gets more ‘NO’ votes than Justin Bieber in TIME poll

IANS New Delhi – BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi had many more “NO” votes than Canadian pop singer Justin Bieber and polled far fewer…
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Religion

British tourist to be deported from Sri Lanka for sporting a Buddha tattoo

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS COLOMBO, Sri Lanka — Sri Lankan authorities will deport a British tourist for having an image of Buddha tattooed on her arm,…
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India-Australia

Indian student granted asylum in Australia because he’s gay

IANS Sydney – A gay Indian student, who fled his country to escape his oppressive family and an arranged marriage, has been granted refugee status…
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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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India Elections

Bollywood

Gallery: Bollywood stars keep their date with the ballot box

VANCOUVER DESI Bollywood stars Aamir Khan, Shah Rukh Khan, Amitabh Bachchan, Aishwarya Rai and hubby Abhishek Bachchan, Farhan Akhtar and Sonam Kapoor were among a…
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Narendra Modi

110 million vote in India, BJP says it’s ‘Modi tsunami’ (w/gallery)

IANS New Delhi – Nearly 110 million people peacefully voted Thursday in 117 Lok Sabha constituencies in 12 states in a staggered election that will…
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Justin Bieber

Narendra Modi gets more ‘NO’ votes than Justin Bieber in TIME poll

IANS New Delhi – BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi had many more “NO” votes than Canadian pop singer Justin Bieber and polled far fewer…
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Arvind Kejriwal

Narendra Modi, Arvind Kejriwal, Arundhati Roy among Time’s 100 most influential people

ARUN KUMAR IANS Washington – Bharatiya Janata Party’s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi and Aam Aadmi Party leader Arvind Kejriwal have made it to Time…
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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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